Honey Perkel

Northwest Author

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Latest Release – Summer Wine

“Summer Wine is a mystery of two missing men, one who has recently disappeared, the other returned, and the woman caught in between.”

Summer Wine

Peyton and Gray Moore look forward to spending another summer with their two boys at their vacation home in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Long walks on the shore, bar-be-cues with friends, perfect sun-packed lazy days. However, when Gray disappears and doesn’t return, that plan goes awry.

One morning from the window of her antique shop, Peyton catches sight of a man she remembers from her past; someone she was quite attached to. After her husband vanishes and her grief becomes unbearable, those sightings increase. But is David Kane a figment of her imagination come to haunt her at this weak time in her life? Hadn’t he died in an accident their senior year of high school?

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NEW Book Release: Trusting the Heart

Trusting The Heart

An author takes on the challenge of
searching for a reader’s missing mother,
only to find her own lost family secret.

Trusting The Heart

Author Roberta Insley receives an email from one of her readers
in Hamburg, Germany. It seems that the name of a character in
one of Roberta’s books matches that of Nina’s American-born
mother, Anne Belcher, who has been missing for fifty years.

Intrigued by Nina’s story and determined to help her find her
mother, Roberta leaves for Edinburgh, Scotland, where Anne was
last known to live. In her search, Roberta is thrust back in time to
war-torn Poland and the secret rescues made by a small group
of war resisters, saving one thousand Jewish children destined for
Nazi death camps.

After facing one road block after another on her elusive search
for Anne, Roberta is forced to confront the secrets that have
haunted her own family — secrets kept hidden for decades.

Trusting the Heart was inspired by a true story.

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or visit Seaside area bookstores and gift shops.

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New Novel: The Legend of Hattie Springfield

A sneak peek at the new Honey Perkel Novel:

A man and his demons, a wife and her dreams weave a chilling tale of obsession and intrigue..

The year was 1904, the place was Astoria, Oregon. A prominent banker’s wife had unexpectedly died of diphtheria at Blackmoor Hall, or had she?

Why hadn’t those caring for her in her last hours succumbed to the highly contagious disease, why was the house not fumigated after her death, and why was she buried in such a shallow grave if her body was so infectious?

What had caused this exceptionally beautiful and talented young wife and mother’s death? So many questions and no one demanding answers until the deceased’s eccentric, old aunt comes to visit. Having an inquisitive mind, she begins to unravel deep secrets of desire…and murder.

Paperback $15

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Gluten-free Company Chili

Gluten-free Company Chili

Gluten Free Chili

Gluten Free Chili

1 pound organic grass fed ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
3/4 cup water
2 cans tomato sauce
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can white beans, rinsed and drained
1 can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 Tbs. baking cocoa, not hot cocoa
1/2 tsp. each of pepper and chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 pinch of cayenne
Brown ground beef and drain. Stir in all the rest of ingredients. Bring to a boil.
Then cover and simmer 30 minutes. Season to taste. Serve with a dollop of organic
sour cream and crushed chips or grated cheese. (I use the ground beef sold at
Costco and chips under the brand name of Good Food tortilla chips.
This recipe can also be made vegetarian. It is important on a gluten-free diet to use
organic ingredients whenever possible. This helps aid in clean eating, which
greatly lowers the risk of allergy symptoms.

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Honey’s Rum Cake

Honey’s Rum Cake


1 stick margarine
1 cup dark brown sugar
1 cup maraschino cherries
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 pkg. Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix
1 pkg. instant vanilla pudding
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup rum, light- white

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place stick of margarine on a bundt pan and melt in oven. Brush up sides to grease.
Sprinkle brown sugar over melted margarine.
Dot with cherries and sprinkle chopped nuts over all.

Beat remaining ingredients for 2 minutes. Pour into pan and bake for 45 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 5 minutes on rack. Turn out onto plate and pour an additional 1/3 cup white rum over entire cake. Cool.

This cake is a favorite and so festive to serve during the holidays.

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‘Just Breathe’ Now Available as eBook

Article Published  http://www.prweb.com/releases/Just-Breathe/Honey-Perkel/prweb13130549.htm

Honey Perkel tells of her personal journey in Just Breathe, a raw look into raising a child with mental illness and addiction.

Just Breathe, author Honey Perkel

Just Breathe is an intimate portrayal of Seaside, Oregon, author Honey Perkel’s fight to save her child. Since Brian was fifteen months old, Honey battled with his defiant behavior, beginning an endless pattern of worry and frustration. And it only grew worse from there. The symptoms were many: separation anxiety, wild rages, explosive temper tantrums, marked irritability, oppositional behavior, risk-taking behavior, depression, and low self-esteem. He was a child unafraid of anyone or anything. First acting out at home, then in school, then out in the world, the family’s dynamics were soon out of control, pain and fear ruling every situation. Out of desperation the police were called countless times as the years progressed until Honey finally had her son arrested on an assault charge.

Honey reached out for help wherever she could. In nine years she took her son to nine different therapists, each one offering new hope for a solution to bring their family together. She hospitalized him twice for being suicidal and turned custody over to the state of Oregon, placing him in a residential home for fifteen months. Read complete article “Just Breathe”

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