Author Archives: Julie Strauss

2018 Book Roundup

In 2018, my friend Claire challenged me to read 100 books in a year. In general, I’m not really big on reading challenges. I don’t want to get so focused on hitting goals that I’m not enjoying my books anymore. … Continue reading

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Saturday Distractions

One of my favorite artists, Austin Kleon, wrote this earlier this week: I love meeting my readers, but I am so aware that the person who writes the books that they read is the best version of me — the most hopeful, … Continue reading

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Take Your Goddamn Meds

Anthony Bourdain was my introduction to foul-mouthed, bad boy chefs. But he was much more than that, and if you are not familiar with his work, I encourage you to skip over the salacious stories that are sure to emerge … Continue reading

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Summer-ish Links

This is the time of year when I say things like, “Husband, why won’t you build me an outdoor fire pit surrounded by swings?” And he says, “Dammit Woman, I’m a computer geek, not a carpenter!” And then I point … Continue reading

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Prosecco Heart is Here!

  “Tabitha never intended to greet her mailman in the nude…” I was at my local RWA chapter meeting last year when that line popped into my head. I scribbled it on my notes, and started giggling. And could not … Continue reading

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The Scone Story

When I re-released Hungry Heart in March, I made a crack on Instagram that if you had the old version of the book, you should not make the scones. I was not kidding. Here’s how I found the most embarrassing … Continue reading

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Hungry Heart

I’d like to introduce you to Jim Meier, the handsome star of Hungry Heart. Oh, hello there Jim. Don’t mind if I do… Those of you who have been around a while may recognize this book. Back when I wrote … Continue reading

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Funny Books for Winter Blues

I had planned to title this post something like “10 Hilarious Movies to Brighten Your Winter Doldrums.” But then I couldn’t think of enough funny movies. (And, to be fair, I have a rather dark sense of humor. True story: … Continue reading

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Oscar Predictions

Are you watching the Oscars this year? We are having some neighbors over for dinner and champagne and dress commentary. Husband and I will place bets and he will win every category because he picks the logical, reasonable choice and … Continue reading

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Dream Dinner Party

I got antsy today and thought up my dream dinner party for you. Check this out: Dream Guests: Let’s invite creative, smart people with a wicked sense of humor. Check out this especially charming story about the Celibate Love Affair … Continue reading

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