Lake Oswego Author Publishes First Book Where Readers Can Shop the Characters’ Clothes

Still looking for a good summer read?

This summer we hosted a book launch party for my daughter, Riley Costello, in our backyard. Over 175 people came to wish her success as she starts her journey as the author of Waiting at Hayden’s—a relatable love story that deals with the complicated nature of timing in modern-day relationships.

But that’s not all. The book is also the first to be published in the new reading experience format she has coined and branded as shopfiction™. Through links in the digital version and web addresses in the print, readers can watch key scenes unfold and shop the characters’ clothes.

Here’s what some early reviewers are saying:

  • What a beautifully written story of young love and the timing and events that make a relationship work. You will not want to put the book down!
  • This is such a great story! Definitely a book you can’t put down once you’ve started. The story lines keep you engaged and wanting more and come together perfectly. Heart-warming, emotional with the perfect touch of humor. One of my favorite reads so far!! I can’t wait for more books by this author.
  • Bought three books for my wife and two daughters, and they have their nose in it with smiles on their faces as I write this. I am happy Daddio did good.
  • Waiting at Hayden’s is a love story like no other! Costello’s integration of film along with the addition of being able to shop the character’s clothes throughout the book is genius. As soon as I was introduced to the characters, I instantly connected to their story, and found myself unable to put the book down. I truly enjoyed watching the events unfold as I completed each chapter and I cannot wait to share this story with others.

I know as a Realtor, I’m supposed to be selling homes, but as a very proud Dad, I’m also inclined to sell books. Waiting at Hayden’s is available online at AmazonBarnes and Noble, and iTunes. After you’ve read it, please leave a review on the website where you purchased it. Just like with Realtors, testimonials go a long way towards word-of-mouth referrals.

You can follow Riley on her blog,, facebook, instagram and/or her Amazon author page.



About lovelakeoswego

I feel pretty lucky—I live where I work and I love where I live. As a Realtor in Lake Oswego, I get to share that enthusiasm with clients every day. Through this blog, with the help of my freelance writer wife, Genita, I’d like to share that enthusiasm with you. The quality of life you’ll find in Lake Oswego belies its size—there is so much to experience here from a fireworks show over the lake on the 4th of July to the Festival of the Arts--one of the premier arts events in the region. So please check in each week for another reason why I love Lake Oswego and who knows—maybe you’ll fall in love too! If you’re interested in experiencing Lake Oswego personally, please feel free to contact me either on my cell at (503) 939-9801, via email at or check my website by clicking the link in the "Contact me" section in the right-hand column. I would love to show you around.
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