In Chapter 3 of 19 in her 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with Erik Michielsen, author and food writer Cathy Erway shares advice on pitching a book. She notes alternative publishing platforms, from blogging and self-publishing, are great ways to build momentum and sharpen focus. She shares how her book pitch evolved over the course of one year and how this was received by both her literary agent and publisher. Erway is the author of "The Art of Eating In: How I learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove." She writes two blogs, "Not Eating Out in New York" (http://www.noteatingoutinny.com ) and "Lunch at Six Point" (http://www.lunchatsixpoint.com ). Erway earned her B.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College.