Shirley Ann Wilder

Contemporary Romance Author

Released July 2012 from Boroughs Publishing Group


Bitter news leads a San Diego widow and widower to true love—and to a scheme to marry off their adult children, a plan that goes deliciously awry.

Gaetano Lorenzo was the sweetest man that the widowed Estelle Bennett had ever met. That morning began terribly, with awful news, but now the owner and head chef of a local San Diego ristorante was offering up Italian delights: red wine, delicious food, walks on the beach, laughter when she’d never thought she’d laugh again…. Estelle felt twenty-five. She and Gaetano had found the recipe for love, and a simple variation might just get their adult children to settle down, too. A scoop of sugar, two ladlefuls of lust, a pinch of deception and a whole 24 oz.-can of danger— Suddenly, ingredients were coming from everywhere! But kitchens are crazy places, and variety is the spice of life. And for anything to get cooked, things have to get hot.


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What readers are saying about Too Many Cooks . . .


I recommend this book to anyone who thinks love is over at age 50.  ~MSue, Amazon


If you are looking for an enjoyable contemporary romance Too Many Cooks delivers a fun, sweet and fast paced tale. This is the perfect end of summer read and is sure to make you smile.  ~Kimba88, B&N


It is a quick read and a fun read, although it is a romance, there's some serious stuff going on as well. I love that its really two love stories in one, the relationship between the parents and then the children.  ~AChickWhoReads. B&N

Projects under Development


Legacy of the Moon

(Contemporary mystery with romantic elements, 85,000 words)


After years of separation and misunderstandings, Kate and Matt reunite to seek justice for the death of their daughter.


Laura's Choice

(Contemporary romance; 75,000 words)


A single mother in the mid 1950s struggles to create a secure home for her son while overcoming prejudice and a marriage of convenience that goes terrible wrong.


If This is Tuesday, I Must be at Gram's

(Young adult; 55,000 words)


A child of divorce, Roxanne Raffelli is continually shuffled between her traveling mother, her newly-wed father and her grandparents. As she struggles with typical teen issues, plus trying to feel at home somewhere, Roxanne discovers the answers to life cannot be found in impromptu parties and Jell-O shooters.

A Son by Any Name  (November 2014, Soul Mate Publishing)

Carol Barlett, grieving the loss of her husband and youngest son at the hand of an undocumented alien in a car crash, finds herself involved with a Hispanic child who has witnessed his mother's murder. The handsome Border Patrol agent investigating the murder only complicates Carol's life when she finds herself falling for him.

Coming August 1st from Boroughs Publishing Group


Miss America meets Top Gun in the sky as the heroine struggles to prove her aeronautic chops as a pilot in a world dominated by men.