Andria Gaskins is a prize-winning cook turned romance novelist. Her novel, A Second Helping, started out as a cookbook, but the recipes begged to be brought to life in an honest and humorous love story strengthened by the comfort and security of family and home cooking. Andria married her passion for food and family in a love story that captures the joys and frustrations of getting older, starting over and falling in love for the second time.
Andria has appeared on Food Network and the Cooking Channel and has a regular cooking segment on Charlotte Today, a local live lifestyle and entertainment show in Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the owner of Queen City Kitchen, an online shop specializing in baked goods and small-batch spice blends Andria is currently working on her second novel and lives in North Carolina with her husband and their two boys.