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Helen of Pasadena Goes to Sherwood, Oregon

Helen of Pasadena Goes to Sherwood, Oregon

I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying the Flat Stanley- meets -Helen of Pasadena photo essays that are emerging in my inbox and  on Facebook. Today’s fabulous photo essay comes from frequent commenter Bill from Sherwood, Oregon who we all know is a good man and a good son. And, thanks to this […]

Skin Care Advice from Ginger at naturalskinshop.com

Skin Care Advice from Ginger at naturalskinshop.com

Thanks to the Natural Skin Shop for sponsoring the Helen of Pasadena Book Tour. One of the best parts  of the book tour so far, aside from meeting the Chaos Crew in person, is doing the drawing for the doorprizes. Thanks to the people at the Natural Skin Shop, I have a boatload of $50 […]

Thanks For Coming to Vromans! Wow! What a day for Helen and for Lian!

Thanks For Coming to Vromans! Wow! What a day for Helen and for Lian!

The centerpiece from Liz's Party that made it to Pasadena for the booksiging. Barely! What a party we had at Vromans! I am literally still recovering. Wow. Thank you, thank you to the 125 people at the book signing for Helen of Pasadena at Vroman’s. I was overwhelmed. The energy and enthusiasm was palpable and […]

To Do List for Friday, November 12! Plus, Chaos Chronicles Podcast 311!

To Do List for Friday, November 12! Plus, Chaos Chronicles Podcast 311!

Longtime Satellite Sister listener Joan brought her Satellite Sisters Jeannie and Cathy. TGIF, Chaos Crew! First off, thanks to everybody who came to Pages last night in Manhattan Beach. I know it’s hard to get out the door on a school night, so I appreciate the support. And thanks to Pages , a new bookstore […]

Random Thoughts on a Wednesday Afternoon

Random Thoughts on a Wednesday Afternoon

The work of Edna & Jim Dolan? I think so. There seemed to be SO many odd stories in the news, I didn’t know how I was going to get them into one post or podcast. Random Thoughts is the perfect solution! So, here we go with some Random Thoughts on a Wednesday Afternoon: I […]

Book Tour Confidential: I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends

Book Tour Confidential: I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends

The hoopla around Helen of Pasadena officially kicked off on Saturday night with  party in the Hollywood Hills hosted by friends. After two years of writing, rewriting , talking about writing, and writing more a more little , I am finally out of the closet and onto the book tour. Now, it gets good. I […]

The Chaos Chronicles Podcast 310 is up!

The Chaos Chronicles Podcast 310 is up!

Hi, Chaos Crew… The new  Chaos Chronicles  310 podcast is up!  Here’s what’s happening on the show this week: I cover  Supply Chain Issues, Personal Hygiene Issues and my issues with certain PR pitches! Related links: The Great Unwashed in the New York Times Backyard Safari Guest Post by Beckett and Jett I also take […]

By Special Request: The Teen Commandments

By Special Request: The Teen Commandments

I received an urgent request from Desperate Mom to re-post my Teen Commandments. Those of  you with teenagers– or those of you have have lived through teenagers– understand what that means. Some days, you need an outside intervention! I hope this does the trick, Desperate Mom! Parenting a teenager is like entering a treacherous world, […]

Chaos Crew Product Review: Backyard Safari “Rocks!”

Chaos Crew Product Review: Backyard Safari “Rocks!”

Click here to see all the Gear Hi, all. You know I don’t do a lot of product reviews here at The Chaos Chronicles. But every once in a while, a product arrives at my front door and I think, “That is awesome. I’d like to give that a whirl.”  Some of those products end […]

Helen of Pasadena is Here! There! and Everywhere!

Helen of Pasadena is Here! There! and Everywhere!

What a wonderful way to kick off the day– with great emails of encouragement and support in my inbox and on the blog! Yes, today is the official release date for my first novel Helen of Pasadena. And, it’s pretty darn exciting. It’s almost two years to the day that I sat down and wrote […]