Winery PR veteran releases first novel
Santa Rosa, Calif.—Lisa Mattson, who has worked in wine marketing for more than 17 years, released her first novel that recounts the relationship stories of a young woman who moves to wine country. “The Exes in My iPod: A Playlist of the Men Who Rocked Me to Wine Country” follows “the dating disasters and pipe dreams of Miami transplant Harley Aberle, a redneck waitress who blossoms into a refined wine maven.” The “audio-enhanced e-book” allows readers to play clips of the songs mentioned in the story. Mattson is currently communications director at Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg, Calif. Details: exesinmyipod.com.