Thursday, March 20, 2014

A Table By the Window - The Playlist

I listened to a lot of great music while I was working A Table by the Window, and now that A Table by the Window (hereafter referred to as simply "Table" because life is short and my title is not) is out, I wanted to share a soundtrack to go with it.

So here it is - some tracks evoke Juliette's French and Italian heritage, while others celebrate the eclectic indie music tastes found in Portland. There are a few more tracks below the widget cut-off, so be sure to click through to find the entire list.


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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bavarian Sugar Cookies for Pub Day!

It's pub day! I can't believe it's here! A Table by the Window is officially on sale. I was up late (more on that later) and refreshed my web browser until the "pre-order" button became a much lovelier "order now" button.

It's finally available from retailers nationwide, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, CBD, Lifeway, and Powell's Books.

I'm so excited that it's received such lovely reviews from Publishers Weekly and RT Book Reviews, as well as endorsements from Joanne Bischoff, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Katie Ganshert, Leslie Gould, Meg Moseley, and Carla Stewart, who each took the time to read during the hectic holiday season.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lessons from Television: Olivia Pope vs. Veronica Mars

Last month I decided that, with the new Veronica Mars film coming out, the time had come to re-watch all three seasons of the original show.

Tough work. I suffer for art, y'all.

The more I re-familiarized myself with the show, which is a treasure trove of clever writing and surprising guest stars (Jessica Chastain, Melissa Leo), the more I saw similarities between Veronica Mars and Scandal, specifically the two main characters.