Shelby author shares charming stories, yummy recipes in new children’s book

This week marks the nationwide release of “Cooking in Fern Valley,” a new cooking and children’s book by area author Aileen Stewart.

Welcome to Fern Valley, where every day is an adventure.

Join your favorite Fern Valley kids, like Mildred and Roberta Cornstalk, as they plan a surprise party for their friend, Kimmy. Follow along as Sammie Gruff learns who sent her a secret valentine, or cheer on Jared Curlytail as he tries to figure out what he can make for the school bake and craft sale. And when the adventures are done, be sure to head for the kitchen to whip up one of the 12 delicious recipes included within the pages of this wonderful book.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Stewart lives in Shelby, Ohio, with her family. Besides writing, she is also passionate about cooking and believes that trying new things is one of the best adventures of all. To learn more about her and the other books in her series, be sure to visit her website: Fun With Aileen (