Mollie Cox Bryan


Mollie has just signed a book contract with Kensington Publishing for THREE books. The first book, MAGGIE RAE’S SCRAPBOOKS, will be published in 2012;  the second book, SCRAPBOOK OF SHADOWS, will be out in 2012, and so on. The mystery series is set in a small Southern town and centers around a group of women who get together to scrapbook and, as it turns out, to solve mysteries. Recipes will be included, of course! For more information about my fiction, click on My Fiction Life in the side panel. And stay tuned for some exciting changes!


Mollie’s Cookbooks

MRS. ROWE’S LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHERN PIES was recently named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2009 —All Foods Considered, Rose Kennedy.

It was also named in a “New York Times” list of Summer 2009 Cookbooks to Watch.

Other blurbs and mentions:

“Talking with Bryan about pie is like talking with Michael Pollan about organic chicken,” Bethanne Patrick, The Book Studio. Cover SPIE-jpeg

“Bryan’s compilation of 65 recipes hits all the sweet spots,” Publisher’s Weekly

“For the perfect pies of summer, the freezer trumps the oven every time with frosty confections in flavors like peanut, strawberry daiquiri and grasshopper. In “Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies” (Ten Speed Press. $16.95),  Mollie Cox Bryan offers a well-chilled batch of freezer sweets, plus tips for preparing them with ease. ” New York Daily News

“Buy this book, a rolling pin, Pyrex pie plate and a 5-pound bag of all-purpose flour and you’ll be on your way to being a pie king or queen,”


“More than just a cookbook, this collection of recipes, notes, memories, and tips tells the story of the Virginia diner that became a landmark for travelers and the benchmark for pie,” Southern Lady Magazine.

MRS. ROWE’S LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHERN PIES (Ten Speed Press, 2009) a sweet collection of 60 pie recipes and slices of local life is available  on Amazon and from the publisher at

Mollie is also the author of MRS. ROWE’S RESTAURANT COOKBOOK: A LIFETIME OF RECIPES FROM THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY  (Ten Speed Press, 2006), a narrative cookbook that tell s the story of a woman who grew up in the hills of Virginia on a struggling family farm and went on to build Mrs. Rowe’s Family Restaurant and Bakery—one of Virginia’s most successful family-run restaurants.

Library Journal says it’s one of the top ten narrative cookbooks.


Saveur Magazine listed it as one of top five cookbooks in a 2006 list of Christmas gift suggestions.

DSC_0068 Mollie is an essayist, columnist, freelance writer, and cookbook author. Her essays have appeared on NPR’s Kitchen Window, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Sun Times,  Relish Magazine, as well as in several regional parenting magazines across the country. Her articles have appeared in  Grit MagazineTaste of the South Magazine, and Virginia Living, the Roanoker, German Life, and Blue Ridge Traditions. She’s a regular contributor on NPR’s WVTF.  Before working as a freelancer, Mollie was employed in the Washington, D.C., area, holding various positions in editing, writing, and communications. She’s won awards for newsletter writing and poetry. She is a member of American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA).

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CHECK OUT the latest details about MRS. ROWE’S LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHERN PIE (Ten Speed Press, 2009) on her the blog. Click on the side panel!

For more information about Mollie Cox Bryan, the author of the book, click the side panel “About”  or contact She can also be contacted at She is represented by The Miller Agency. For more information on the restaurant, contact Mike DiGrassie at 540-886-1833.

You can find Mollie on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

She is a proud memeber of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA). She will be moderating a panel at their national conference in April 2011. 2011ModBadge