Author Alissa Johnson’s Midnight Writing Snack

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When you’re burning the midnight oil and your stomach starts to grumble, what should you reach for to fuel you through the night? We decided to go directly to the source. We mean writers, of course. After all, who knows better the pain and pleasure of the midnight munchies than the literary set?

This month, we asked 20 authors, past and present, to share what they snack on in the wee hours.

If historical romance is your genre — and, really, who can resist a tale of love and lust in Victorian England? — then chances are Alissa Johnson is already on your radar. The RITA-nominated author has published 12 books, including her latest, A Gift for Guile. The second book in the Thief-Takers series picks up where A Talent for Trickery left off — with detective Owen Renderwell and brilliant criminal mind, Lottie.

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Alissa Johnson’s Favorite Midnight Snack: Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream

A late-night pint is always a good idea, but Alissa’s go-to combines another guilty pleasure: cream cheese. Her favorite midnight snack is creamy and cheesy. We approve.

One of my favorite things to reach for when I’m pulling a late-night writing session is Creole Cream Cheese Ice Cream. I’ll eat just about anything if you cover it in cream cheese, Creole-style or otherwise.

But cream cheese in ice cream form is simply perfection. It’s delicious, cold, and refreshing enough to wake me up a little, and it doesn’t get all over my fingers and laptop.

The one I buy is made by the New Orleans Ice Cream Company. Consuming it makes me feel a little better about being a Southerner who won’t eat fried chicken and okra.

Is cream cheese your midnight snack, too? What do you slather it on?

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Find Alissa’s Book:

A Gift for Guile by Alissa Johnson

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