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Alicia Bessette, author of Simply from Scratch, is a sweetheart. After being introduced to her here at The Divining Wand, I so enjoyed getting to know her through her writing and through the lovely characters in her novel.
In addition to writing, Alicia and her husband, author Matthew Quick, have the Quest for Kindness, a blog devoted to stories of kindness. I love the spirit of that, and I was moved to write my own story there about kindness. I visit the web site frequently and am always, always uplifted and gratified by the stories I read there.
The Quest for Kindness and the characters Alicia Bessette creates are a breath of fresh air in a world with so much snark, disdain, and sarcasm. Thank goodness for such lightness and brightness of spirit.
I wish Alicia all the best of kindnesses throughout the new year.