Today is Literary Libations Launch Day!

Today marks a new milestone in my author career. My first solo book, LITERARY LIBATIONS: WHAT TO DRINK WITH WHAT YOU READ, is gone into the world. Like a bird flying from the nest, it is out of my hands. Now, dear reader, it’s your turn. Your turn to hold, to dog-ear, to spill coffee or wine on, to peruse at leisure, to read cover-to-cover, to throw on the floor in anger, or to be inspired by, the contents of these pages.

If you’ve ever curled up with a great book, only to jump back up immediately to pour yourself a drink to accompany it, this book is for you.

If you’ve ever opened a bottle of wine just to get yourself through your monthly book club meeting, this book is for you.

If you’ve ever headed to a dimly lit bar with a book in tow (perhaps hopeful that the cute bartender who works there will ask you what you’re reading) this book is for you.

Where to buy Literary Libations:

  1. Your local indie bookstore. If they don’t stock it, ask them to order it for you!
  2. Amazon (hardback) 
  3. Kindle
  4. IndieBound (this is the second-best way to buy the book – IndieBound will connect you with indie bookstores in your area and allow you to order it through that store.)
  5. Barnes and Noble

I always advocate first and foremost for buying through your local bookstore. Jeff Bezos has enough money that he’s chartering flights to space. But he can’t pay his workers a living wage. Amazon is great for discoverability, but I’d rather you buy my book from a local bookstore, keep your dollars in your community, support small businesses, and tell all your friends about Literary Libations than rely on Amazon’s algorithms to line another billionaire’s pockets.

If you haven’t already pre-ordered, I hope you will take a chance on a young author and buy this book. There’s something inside for everyone. From dark and heady books to light and frivolous drinks. From Elena’s gorgeous illustrations to my rambling prose, from pilsner beer to blood-red wine, from light and frivolous to dark and heady. From whiskey shots to mocktail spritzers. From Moby Dick to Dr. Seuss. I’m not kidding. There’s something in this book for everyone.

And if you have already pre-ordered, all I can say is, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. You are the reason I write. You are the reason I keep going. You are the reason I believe in this book.

To you I say,




Because I think not everyone has seen my sister Elena’s incredible illustrations, I’ll leave you with a few of my favorites. None of these illustrations have yet been seen by the general public, so enjoy these gems. But first – go buy the book!

  1. Amazon: (hardback)
  2. Kindle:
  3. IndieBound: 
  4. Barnes and Noble:




Thank you for reading! I’d love to hear your thoughts on books, booze, Literary Libations, or writing and reading more generally. Leave me a comment below and join in the conversation. And please feel free to share this post with your social networks!