Author Biography

Celebrity Cookbooks Publications


Author: “Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities”

“Country Goodness Recipes of Tennessee Celebrities”

Pamela Whinnery

5754 Lovelaceville Rd.

Paducah, KY 42001







Author’s Bio:


Pamela Whinnery was a quality control lab analyst for USEC in Paducah, KY. When she took early retirement, she decided because of her love for cooking, cookbooks, and recipes she would start compiling celebrity cookbooks. She does not think of herself as an author. She felt the real authors were all of the wonderful individuals who took time from their busy schedules to graciously send their favorite recipes. She believes they were willing to do this, as they knew the cookbooks & recipes are to be a compilation of gifts for Non-Profit Organizations. She has had the opportunity to share the Kentucky cookbook with over 200 organizations as a fundraiser. Pamela believes God is constantly creating new opportunities for the cookbook. She has completed the Tennessee cookbook and it has serve as a fundraiser for over 100 non-profits. Whinnery is presently working on 2 others: a second Kentucky cookbook and one with Missouri Recipes.




2013 Eddy Montgomery Steak House, Harrodsburg, KY: Dinner served incorporating recipes from cookbook. Author did Presentation and Book Signing. Part of Kentucky Literary Week and fundraiser for Historic Penn Store.


2012 &2011 Kentucky Arts Council Kentucky Crafted Market: Food Stage Presentation & Cooking

                     Demonstration. Lexington (2012) Louisville (2011), KY


2010 & 2011 Presentation & Book Signing for Relish Cooking Magazine’s Cooking Show, Hopkinsville

                      Invited to return for 2nd Presentation & Signing for the Magazine’s Christmas Show.  


2011 Austin Peay State University’s Center for Excellence Fall Salon Series, Clarksville, TN

         (Presentation and Co-signing done with recipe contributor Dr. Susan Ford Wiltshire

           Tennessee Author and Classics Chair at Vanderbilt University)


2011 Southern Kentucky Festival of Books: Food Stage. Bowling Green, KY


2010 Kentucky State DAR State Convention, Lexington, KY


2010 World Equestrian Games: Kentucky Experience Pavilion. Lexington, KY


2010 University of Kentucky Spindletop Hall Alumni Club Christmas Dinner. Lexington, KY


Special Honors:


2013 Kentucky Labor Cabinet selected Kentucky Cookbook as gift for Labor and Business Leaders attending Annual State Conference.


2012 Museum of Appalachia, Co-Signing at Fall Homecoming with John Carter Cash, Norris TN


2010 National Beta Club selected cookbook as Official Gift for dignitaries and officials attending the National Convention in Louisville, KY


2010 The Kentucky cookbook was selected for inclusion in George Whitman’s Shakespeare & Company Library Museum, Paris, France (Recommended & submitted by actress Raegan Payne, who contributed to cookbook)


Lexington, Elizabethtown, and Bowling Green, KY use the cookbook as a gift for business executives and dignitaries visiting their cities.


2010 The cookbook is now an accepted publication of the Jesse Stuart Foundation


2010 The cookbook is now a part of the University of Kentucky’s Kentucky Proud Market Program, because of its numerous recipes from Kentucky Proud Businesses


2010 Cookbook has been selected by Kentucky Parks Department for State Park Gift Shops.


2010 Cookbook is an accepted Publication of the Kentucky Arts & Heritage Cabinet’s Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea


2009 Kentucky Department of Libraries State Book Fair: 8th in overall sales from a selection of 523 books and 200 authors.





Kentucky Monthly, Kentucky Explorer, Kentucky Living, Phoenix Magazine (National Publication), WPSD Paducah, KY, WBKO Bowling Green, The Messenger (Madisonville), News Enterprise (Elizabethtown), Kentucky-State Journal (Frankfort), Lexington Herald, Courier Journal (Louisville), & Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, WKMS Murray, KY


Tennessee Media: Clarksville Leaf Chronicle, Clarksville Business and Heritage News, Dyersburg State Gazette, Knoxville Daily Sun, Maryville Daily Times, Union City Messenger, Jackson Sun (This story on book signing at Tennessee Blues Festival was picked up from the (AP) and published in over 50 media news outlets in West Tennessee.)