Lisa Mattson possesses 16 years experience in writing, event planning, public relations, marketing and digital media strategy within the wine industry. She is considered a thought leader in video storytelling, social media and digital brand strategy for luxury wines, and currently serves as communications director at Jordan Vineyard & Winery. Jordan Winery's blog, The Journey of Jordan, has been named Best Winery Blog (2012, 2013) and Best Video/Photo Blog (2013) by the Wine Blog Awards.
A passion for telling stories and a long streak of bad luck with men inspired her to write a novel based on personal experiences entitled, The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country, which releases in summer 2013. Mattson's first journalism job was penning obituaries for a Kansas newspaper in 1994; no wonder she drinks for a living.
ABOUT MY BOOK
Playlists. We make them for workouts, parties, break-ups or simply organizing our favorite grunge songs into a digital, heart-shaped box. When Harley got her first iPod, she created the kind of playlist every girl wants to keep on solitary lockdown. She called it The Exes—a collection of long-lost songs that instantly steamrolled her down a memory lane of men wider than a six-lane freeway. Skeletons that needed to stay in her closet—or so she thought.
Humbling yet reassuring, The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country is a no-holds-barred account of one woman’s quest to win the hearts of a motley crew of men during her twenties—that golden decade of poor judgment where college, career, alcohol and romance run a crash course. With a musical time capsule of lucky 13 songs, Harley takes you on a rockin’ journey through laugh-out-loud heartaches and headaches, as this redneck waitress from a long line of alcoholics searches for true love and her calling in life—only to find both in California wine country. Grab some earbuds, pour a glass of wine and kick back with an amusing e-book that will inspire you to create your own Exes playlist and discover the hidden beauty of all that baggage.