Wednesday, January 14, 2015

happy book birthday. to me.

We interrupt healthy eating for an important announcement. This time last year I awoke to The Moment After. Or, as Tom Spanbauer has so articulately described, "The moment that after, you're different."

I was different because my debut was officially "out" - and my debut, just to mess with me, has the title The Moment Before.

In the novel - which is set in Portland, Oregon - there are several scenes that feature the iconic Voodoo Doughnut shop, so where did I stage my launch party? Yup.

My buddy Tom Spanbauer and me!
As lovely as the "magic is in the hole" doughnuts are, on my book birthday, I thought I'd amend my plan to eat cleanly all month and celebrate by buying an array of fabulous confections, and just sample a bite of each. Variety being the spice of life and all. But instead of Voodoo, I bought this six-pack of donuts at Blue Star. Why not spread the wealth (and the calories, and the fat)?

Whereas Voodoo is clever and edgy, Blue Star is foodie and gourmet. And a bit more expensive. Their brand is quality forward, as opposed to Voodoo's hipster grunge. 

For today's celebration I chose lemon poppy seed buttermilk, Mexican chocolate, blueberry basil, Maple bacon and my favorite, a lemon glazed cinnamon. And I'm not sorry.

What's your secret favorite indulgence?


  1. Happy Book Birthday! I am a sucker for pie. And donuts. These look and sound amazing.

  2. I think the secret to successful guilt-free indulgence is to fully own it. Fully. Own. It.

  3. Anonymous9:40 PM

    Happy Book Birthday to you Suzy.
    And what a book it is.
    Confession time — I actually had an extreme emotional reaction when I got to the end of your book. What a story. What an ending. The next day I wrote my first ever fan letter. Like a teenager. A young teenager. Didn't send it to you. Too embarrassing.
    Hmmmm. If I sign in and post this I'll have to send it.
    I can't actually remember what it said.
    I'll send it next month.
    But what a book. Thank you for writing it.

    1. Extreme emotion is my very favorite, Mate! xo

  4. What a great way to celebrate! Congratulations on your milestone!

    1. I was looking at dates, Lisa, and I just realized that we're 15 years into this century. 15! That seems surreal. Where's my cane?

  5. Thanks you guys! And now - the sugar hangover. I'm in black coffee denial.


Thanks for commenting. If you have trouble posting a comment, let me know!