Saturday, December 31, 2016

There Will Be Cookies...

Come meet—live and in person—authors Damon Alan and Jax Hunter at Hooked on Books, Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 11AM-3PM!

Damon Alan writes smart space opera for smart people. His fiction is fast paced, emotionally stirring, and his characters relatable in their struggles, particularly his main character who sacrifices all to save the rest of us.

Damon will be signing the just-released 4th book in his Dark Seas military science fiction series, Stennis. He will, of course, sign any books in the series, as well as his thriller, Serum. He may also talk science and share cookies with his fans.

Jax Hunter writes romance, historical fiction and heartwarming home-town stories. She also created and owns,, a website about the Revolutionary War and the Founding Era.

Jax will be signing books from her True Heroes series, which follows the men of the 506th Rescue Squadron.

Did I mention there will be cookies?

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

They're Back!

It even says so on the package:

What the (insert your favorite word here) are Hydrox, anyway? Well, I'm glad you asked.

Hydrox cookies look like Oreos but somehow predate them, being introduced in 1908. I wonder how that works? They are a bit different than Oreos, being crispier with darker chocolate crackers and less sweetness overall (though they are still plenty sweet)—kind of like the difference between Coke and Pepsi.

How come you've never heard of them? I expect you're just way too young to have experienced the preeminent sandwich cookie. Leaf Brands, the company that made them, was bought in the 1990's. Hydrox was reformulated and the name changed in 1999. They disappeared completely by 2003. But now they're back, with the original name and formula.

Why am I telling you this? I just had to tell somebody! I grew up loving Hydrox (not that I've been around since 1908) and not the competition.

But here's the real question: Are they just as good as I remember? The answer: Is anything, really, as good as we remember? Don't get me wrong—they are still quite tasty and my personal choice over Oreos, but like lots of the memories of one's youth, the reality does not quite bear out.

Hydrox are not in every store, yet, but you know where you can find them:

Hydrox on Amazon