Salem, NH (PressExposure) March 10, 2009 -- Salem resident Denise Robbins will be doing double duty at the Made in New Hampshire Expo, March 27-29, signing her newly-released romantic-suspense novel It Happens in Threes and selling the homemade chocolate treats she makes at her side business âSweets by Denise.â
A software engineering manager by day, Robbins developed a passion for romantic novels and chocolate at about the same time when she was out of work five years ago. She has continued to combine the two, even incorporating a character in her book that likes to bake when frustrated, and including a favorite chocolate cake recipe on her author Web site.
Robbins will focus on Spring and Easter with her chocolate treats at the Expo, planning to sell chocolate daisy flowers, bunnies, ducks, and flip-flops. Like the cover of her book, her chocolates are colorful and creative. âMy slogan is âeveryone needs a little pixie dust and cocoa powder,ââ Robbins said. âMy customers tell me I make âedible chocolate art.ââ
In It Happens in Threes, Robbins uses her knowledge of computers to create a plot that is relevant to todayâs economic news, as one of the characters uses software to launder money from large corporations under the guise of helping them with their network security. The heroine writes a piece of software to follow the thiefâs software and then make it appear that the funds are transferred â when in fact they aren't.
The Midwest Book Review gave It Happens in Threes five stars and says the novel is âpacked with scorching romance, nail-biting suspense, and nonstop action,â making it a great read for both men and women.
The Made in New Hampshire Expo takes place at the National Guard Armory in Manchester, and draws thousands of visitors daily who are interested in New Hampshire-made products.