fullsizerenderThree East Dallas residents can now add “author” to their names. Three women from the neighborhood have published three very different literary genres that are worth a look.

For the foodies out there, Lakewood-area resident Meredith Steele has just the thing for winter months. Her “Effortless Entertaining Cookbook” has 80 recipes that range from the hearty (bratwurst and cabbage with dunkel sauce) to the light and sweet (orange and olive salad). And if your mouth isn’t watering from reading the recipes themselves, the large photographs of each dish will.

Speaking of photographs, local photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales is about to launch her own book, “Through the Darkness to Light: Photographs Along the Underground Railroad.” The book, which will be release in February 2017, brings together 83 images that show the journey thousands of slaves made to freedom. It’s a modern look at the Civil War with photographs that follow the route north.

Rounding out the books coming from East Dallas is Yvette Grove’s “Lily’s Deliciously Different Day.” The children’s book is a colorfully-illustrated tale that follows young Lily and her day learning what it means to love yourself in all its uniqueness. It’s a sweet tale with a positive message for both children and adults.

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