Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Lian Dolan’


Lian at the Libraries

Lian at the Libraries

Fans of author Lian Dolan and her bestselling novel Helen of Pasadena will finally get the chance to hear her speak this week and next at events hosted by the Pasadena and Glendale Public Libraries. A lively and funny speaker, Dolan has become the toast of the town, and many of her previous private events, like those […]

World Read Aloud Day

World Read Aloud Day

Just as Pasadena author Lian Dolan’s kids have become too old for storytime, she gets to bring those days back as Pasadena’s Ambassador of Reading at World Read Aloud Day. The author of the bestselling Helen of Pasadena will be reading several children’s books, including the one pictured here, at the Lamada Branch Library on Wednesday […]

Beyond the Tiger Mother

Beyond the Tiger Mother

Yes, yes, we all know about Tigers Moms, thanks to Amy Chua and the Wall Street Journal. If you’re like me, you like the idea of having an Animal Mom Persona, but the Tiger Mom is simply not your style. Maybe you couldn’t care less about your child’s string instrument mastery. No worries, the animal kingdom is full of maternal role models that can be exploited for your own personal PR boondoggle. Choose one from the list below and start your own controversial parenting cult.

Lian’s Insider’s Guide to the Rose Parade & Rose Bowl

Lian’s Insider’s Guide to the Rose Parade & Rose Bowl

Here Come the Badgers! Here Come the Horned Frogs! Here Come the Bandies! It’s that time of year again in Pasadena: Rose Bowl time. New Year’s weekend is right around the corner, and my in-box has been filled with a unusually high number of requests for advice, information and parking requests. Yes to advice and […]

Lian Dolan at the Huntington

Lian Dolan at the Huntington

Helen of Pasadena has been kicking butt and taking names. So has its author, Lian Dolan of the Satellite Sisters, whose latest butt-kicking tour stop is none other than The Huntington Library, where more than a little of Helen takes place. If you’ve been waiting for an excuse to buy the book, this is a […]

Lian Dolan at Vroman’s

Lian Dolan at Vroman’s

Helen of Pasadena came out last week. Have you bought it yet? No? Waiting for the right moment? How about this Sunday, when author Lian Dolan will be appearing at Vroman’s to discuss, sign, and otherwise be fabulous. Even if you have a copy already, come by and get it signed by Pasadena’s very own […]

Publication Party for Cancer Support a Hit

Publication Party for Cancer Support a Hit

“I just want to say: Should an unfortunate butter-related accident happen to Paula Deen, I could be ready to step in as Grand Marshall in a moment’s notice.” So proclaimed Lian Dolan at the October 28th publication party for her debut novel Helen of Pasadena. About 100 people came to Little Flower Candy Co. to celebrate the […]

Helen of Pasadena: Chapter 1

Helen of Pasadena: Chapter 1

Editor’s note: In honor of the Amazon Pre-Order Day (Friday, October 15th) for Helen of Pasadena, and in anticipation of the publication date of November 1, we at Hometown Pasadena are happy to share the first chapter of Lian Dolan’s novel, coming from our publisher, Prospect Park Media.

Chaos Chronicles: Back-to-School Edition

Chaos Chronicles: Back-to-School Edition

A Chaotic school drop-off this morning — forgotten books, homework, mandatory shirt and tie! — signaling that school really is back in session. even if my family isn’t really back in session yet! We will get it together by next Monday. How are you managing the transition from summer to school?

Maybe some of the items on this Ten Things to Like: Back-to-School Edition will help you get back in gear….

Freshman Orientation for Parents

Freshman Orientation for Parents

As our baby gets ready to start her last year of high school next week, we’ve got back-to-school on the brain. You probably do, too. So herewith our neighbor Lian Dolan (author of the upcoming novel Helen of Pasadena) writing from her year-long vantage point as a high-school parent for Oprah.com: When my son started […]

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