Ginnie Bivona

Every writer dreams of seeing their work turned into a movie. Mostly, it never goes past the day-dreaming stage. As voluble as Ginnie can be on any other occasion (just ask her kids) she has to scramble for the right words to express her amazement and delight about the turn of events that ended in a movie theater, sitting with about 300 of her closest friends, watching the Hallmark movie, Bound By A Secret, based on her novel “Ida Mae Tutweiler & the Traveling Tea Party.” Also starring the author (for about 2 seconds)Talk about exciting! The cake in the photos was presented to me on the set. The other picture is on the way to the set. Which turned out to be The Little House on the Prairie. That was an experience all by itself. Ginnie recently published an updated version of her almost famous cookbook, “Dirty Dining, A Cookbook and More for Lovers, Second Edition.” The romantic scenarios are hilarious, the recipes are great and the fun is unlimited. And lest you think Ginnie isn’t creative…that’s her daughter (and daughter’s husband) on the cover, and her oldest son took the photo. Who else do you know gives birth to the cover model and the cover artist for their books?? Now just released in March 2013 is a collection of short stories titled “The Secret Lives of Ordinary Women” Of course, none of them are ordinary. Ginnie doesn’t know how to do ordinary. Now she is hard at work on a new cookbook. Stay tuned.