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Josef Woodard's "Ladies Who Lunch" novel successfully launched

05-06-2021 04:02 PM CET | Arts & Culture

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Ladies Who Lunch, cover

Ladies Who Lunch, cover

Ladies who Lunch by Josef Woodard
Publisher: Household Ink
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 272 pages | ISBN 9781736165508
E-Book | 272 pages | ISBN 9781736165515
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many brick and mortar stores in Santa Barbara, and beyond
Price: $17.95, pre-order, $12.95

This just in: Ladies Who Lunch has enjoyed a healthy, satisfying launch. The debut novel by Josef Woodard, veteran music/arts scribe, musician/songwriter and general creative mischief-maker, was officially released on April 20th on the Household Ink imprint. Book-christening events included a zoom-versation via Chaucer's Books, a signing-reading at the Mesa Bookstore’s 4th anniversary wingding (both events facilitated by author/Mesa Bookstore owner DJ Palladino), and the support of a generous contingent of customers and curiosity seekers.
Self-described as a satirical and possibly Gonzo romance novel, with mid-90s Los Angeles and showbiz buzz as recurring characters, had the Santa Barbara press chiming in:

Santa Barbara Independent, feature by Matt Kettman,

Santa Barbara News-Press, story by Madison Herneisen,

Montecito Journal (Richard Mineards’ column),

Chaucer’s discussion and reading, via zoom, with Mike Takeuchi and moderator DJ Palladino,

Upcoming plans for Ladies include the release of an audiobook version within a month or three. In addition to being presently available in the digital omniverse, as e-books and book books, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other portals (including our own home-brewed page, we are proudly offering the book in the old school forum of fine brick & mortar book outlets worthy of our support and love, in Southern California, and soon, beyond.

Book Soup, West Hollywood
Vroman’s Book store, Pasadena
Chaucer’s Books, Santa Barbara
Book Den, Santa Barbara
Mesa Bookstore, Santa Barbara
Tecolote Books, Montecito
Book Loft, Solvang

The lunching forward process continues.

Author Josef Woodard is a veteran cultural critic, who wrote for the Los Angeles Times for 25 years, has contributed to Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, DownBeat and many music magazines, and a long association with the Santa Barbara Independent and News-Press. To date, he has published two books for Silman-James Press, on jazz legends Charles Lloyd and Charlie Haden, respectively. He is also a musician, a guitarist, songwriter, and head of the Household Ink Records label. This is his first novel.


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Household Ink Records is an independent record label founded in 1987, with 41 titles in the catalogue by 2021. With the publication of Josef Woodard's debut novel "Ladies Who Lunch," in April of 2021, Household Ink has branched out into the small press world.

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