Website Birthday + The Perfect Albatross Song

So Albatross isn’t the only brand spankin’ new thing around here…check out my pretty purple new site!

It contains exciting things, such as my new flickr account, where you can look at pictures of me slobbering on my own books and my parents’ Border Collie, Ripley, begging to drive a boat (we tell him it’s illegal, but he refuses to listen).

Ripley: “PLEASE?  There might be some sheep out on the lake that need HERDING!”

Many thanks to my talented Web Guru, who slaved over this site so much he didn’t have time to work on his own site.  Alas!  I’m sure it will be lovely when it does go up.

Also, check out how cool and easy it is to read the first chapter of Albatross over on its page.  It’s almost like looking at a real book!

Lastly, yesterday I found THE song that perfectly captures, for me, the essence of Albatross…it’s called “Cosmic Love” by Florence & the Machine.  Listen to it…so lovely and desperate.  I wish I had it while I was writing the book.

The stars, the moon, they have all been blown out
You left me in the dark
No dawn, no day, I’m always in this twilight
In the shadow of your heart.

  • Trish

    I like the new look! Also, I had the chance to read Albatross (one sitting, thank you very much) and liked that, too! It's on my recommended reading endcap at work. 😀

  • Amy

    I love the new site! Also… love finding the perfect song for a book you're writing… way after the fact. Has totally happened to me too.

  • Josie

    Thanks, guys! I'm glad you like it!

  • Julia

    Awesome site, Josie!

  • Little Willow

    A good friend of mine sent me that album just a few weeks ago.

    Hello, pretty purple site!

    Hello, Ripley!