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  • My first novel started with a mole. Yes, a MOLE - a freckle, a birthmark, whatever you want to call it.
  • I was at the pool with my daughter getting ignored by our swim instructor when a lifeguard with a particularly ripped abdomen walked by. He stopped to flirt with one of the female lifeguards and my eyes flew directly to an adorable mole on the top can of his six-pack.
  • "How cute!" I thought (among other things). "He looks like a character in a romance novel!"
  • So I went home and started writing fiction for the first time. That was over a year ago and I still haven't been able to stop. GRAVY is the story of a suburban housewife who wants another baby, but gets a man with a mole instead.
  • GRAVY is now available on Kindle and Nook!

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May 21, 2012

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Taylor

we are an unschooling family, but i totally want to have a dress like a hipster day! Its stuff like that, that makes me hope we love portland as much as we think we will when we come check it out and look for a job/house in august. also, i love baked eggs! Cant wait too see your iphone pics and recipes.

Joel Gunz

Taylor, Liza's Dress Like a Hipster Day actually happens at her school in Gresham, which is to Portland what New Jersey is to New York City, or St. Paul is to Minneapolis, or Rhia is to Saturn, or... well, you get the idea.

But still. Hope to see you when you come to Portland! Let's all go grab a papusa and take a trip to Powell's books where you can stock up on lit classics for your UnLanguage Arts class!

--Joel

Jenny H.

Definitely gonna try the mimosa with Valencia's! They are my favorite oranges and one of the things I miss most about living in California, aside from Chocodiles which is a whole 'nother story. Anyhoo, I am curious why you wouldn't make them with an actual champagne versus a sparkling white wine?

Amanda P. Westmont

Jenny,

True Champagne is only grown in the Champagne region of France. It ain't cheap. And certainly not the kind of wine I'd want to dilute with orange juice! Domaine Ste Michelle is made in the traditional champagne way only it's more local for us. And under ten bucks! Win win.

meme

uh, Joel is wrong about the "Alfred Hitchcock invented mimosas" trivia! Where did he hear that?!?!

Jenny H.

You are preaching to a Francophile, sistah! And whilst I adore the real stuff my pocketbook does not. I usually use Prosecco. But I will have to see if I can find that brand and give it a whirl.

Joel Gunz

Hi Meme -

For clarity's sake, I should mention that it's RUMORED that Hitch, along with real estate investor Louis Lurie, invented the Mimosa while nursing hangovers at Jack's Restaurant in San Francisco. The story has been circulating for decades now, and, knowing Hitch like I do, I happen to believe it's true. (Google Hitchcock and Mimosa and you'll see what I mean.)

Just curious: you seem to believe otherwise. Why?

-Joel

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