Podcast Episode 51: Steph Hockersmith from Pie Lady Books (@PieLadyBooks)

Pie Lady Books

In Episode 51, Steph Hockersmith (@pieladybooks), fresh off her appearance on Good Morning America, shares all the behind-the-scenes details of her book-themed pies, including her favorite dessert (it’s not pie!) and her goals for expanding Pie Lady Books.

This post contains affiliate links (plus: here’s your Amazon Smile-specific affiliate link), through which I make a small commission when you make a purchase (at no cost to you!).


This episode is sponsored by Book of the Month. Use the code SARAHSBOOKSHELVES at checkout to get your first book for just $9.99!

My March Book of the Month pick was Hour of the Assassin by Matthew Quick…an espionage thriller (out of my usual wheelhouse, but I’m intrigued!). [1:29]


  • The answer to the most asked listener question.
  • Why Steph chose to feature pies on her Instagram (vs. cookies or cakes).
  • Answers to all your logistical questions about how she creates those beautiful pies!
  • Pie failures that she wasn’t able to post on Instagram.
  • The types of book covers she struggles to make pies for.
  • What will likely make both of us want to throw a thriller across the room.
  • Steph’s future goals / ideas for expanding Pie Lady Books.
  • If GMA paid Steph to feature her In Five Years pie on air (it aired on March 10).
  • The blog Steph will be starting soon.

Steph’s Book Recommendations [24:42]

Two OLD Books She Loves 

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She DIDN’T Love

One NEW RELEASE She’s Excited About

Rate It Game [43:58]

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Steph

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Steph lives is a stay-at-home Mom of two boys (ages 5 & 3) in Colorado Spring, CO. She has been gluten free for about 13 years and has been baking gluten free pies for about 12 years. She is a voracious reader and loves creating pie designs to go with the books she’s reading. And, she and her pies recently appeared on Good Morning America!

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Mini Episode featuring Sarah Verity Collica (@seize_the_page)…airing March 25.

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