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 held at the Huntington Library, the Caltech Women’s Club and the Valley Hunt Club, have drawn standing-room-only crowds.
The Pasadena Public Library will host Dolan in the Central Library Auditorium this Thursday, May 12, with book sales and signing starting at 6 p.m., followed by an author talk. A drawing will be held for a gift basket that includes a $100 gift certificate to Vertical Wine Bistro, a copy of Celebrating with Julienne, and other fun items. Dolan is expected to “sell out” this event, a feat only Madeleine Albright has managed to accomplish so far.
The Glendale Public Library will feature Dolan the following week as part of its Friends of the Library annual meeting on Wednesday, May 18. Both events are free and expected to fill up quickly.
Dolan has been hard at work on multiple writing projects, including the next novel in her “Rose City Trilogy.” These events will be an opportunity for her to emerge from her writing den and for fans to hear more about her writing process and the colorful back-story of Helen of Pasadena.
Helen of Pasadena has remained the #1 novel at Vroman’s Bookstore nearly every week since it debuted in November 2010. It has also landed on both the Los Angeles Times and SoCal Indie bestseller lists multiple times, most recently this past week.
Thursday, May 12, 2011, 6 – 8:45 p.m.
Pasadena Central Library Auditorium
285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena
Book sales begin at 6 p.m., author talk at 7 pm.
For information contact Christine Reeder, 626.744.7270
Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 7 – 9 p.m.
Glendale Central Library Auditorium
222 E. Harvard St., Glendale