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Lansing’s Carrie Steinweg to hold book-signing at The Simple Greek in Munster

Newest book, Waffle Likes Falafel, is Steinweg’s third children’s title

by Melanie Jongsma

MUNSTER, Ind. (January 29, 2020) – If you don’t know Lansing resident Carrie Steinweg from her work with the Lansing Historical Society, or her volunteer service with Civil Air Patrol, or one of her three blogs, or her articles here at The Lansing Journal and other local newspapers, maybe you know her from the seven books she’s authored. Steinweg has published books about history and parenting as well as three children’s books, the most recent of which—Waffle Likes Falafel—came out last month. The complete list includes:

Waffle Likes Falafel was released in December 2019.
  • 2001— Images of America: Lansing, Illinois
  • 2003— Images of America: South Holland, Illinois
  • 2011— Mom Moments: a compilation of columns from the Northwest Indiana Times
  • 2011— Old 104 Rides Again
  • 2012— Legendary Locals of Lansing
  • 2014— Into the Night
  • 2019— Waffle Likes Falafel

Waffle Likes Falafel is the story of a dog named Waffle who refuses to try new foods. When he is introduced to falafel, he gives it a try because it sounds like his name. After Waffle tries falafel—and likes it—he becomes much more adventurous, with food and in life.

Waffle Steinweg (Photo: Carrie Steinweg)

Steinweg’s real-life dog is named Waffle, and perhaps her own experiences as a foodie and food blogger made a book about trying news foods a natural choice.

Since publication, Steinweg has visited local classrooms to read the new book to students, and she would like to do more of this. Teachers who are interested in having her visit a classroom and read to the students can contact her directly at [email protected].

Author Carrie Steinweg read Waffle Likes Falafel to the kindergarten classes at Burnham School. They were the first group to hear the new book and got a preview before it was released. (Photo provided)

Steinweg’s upcoming book-signing event is scheduled for February 22 at The Simple Greek in Munster, Indiana. Attendees can stop in between 12:00 and 3:00pm to meet Steinweg, purchase Waffle Likes Falafel, and enjoy complimentary samples of The Simple Greek’s falafel, a staple on their menu. The Simple Greek is located at 9611 Calumet Avenue. “It’s one of my favorite local eateries,” says Steinweg. She encourages parents to come out with their children, giving them an opportunity to follow Waffle’s example and try the free falafel samples. Her other two children’s books—Into the Night and Old 104 Rides Again—will also be available for purchase.

All of Steinweg’s children’s books are available for order by contacting the author.

Cost is $10 per copy plus $2 for shipping.

About the author

A freelance writer for the past two decades, Carrie Steinweg’s work has appeared in dozens of local and national print and online publications. Travel and food are two of her interests, and she writes a weekly travel column for the Northwest Indiana Times and manages three blogs—Chicago Foodie Sisters, Midwest Family Traveler, and Adventures in Motherhood.

To learn more about Waffle Likes Falafel events, follow the “Waffle Likes Falafel” Facebook page.

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.