Press and Media Information

Lian Dolan is available for interviews about Helen of Pasadena, a Los Angeles Times Bestseller. Lian is an experienced radio , TV and digital media professional who is comfortable giving interviews on any of number of subjects concerning the publication Helen of Pasadena.  On -air or in-print, Lian is warm, funny and always ready! Topics include:

  • Modern Motherhood and all the Chaos that entails.
  • Lian’s “Let’er Rip” philosophy when it comes to reinventing yourself mid-life when it comes to career and personal pursuits.
  • Writing fiction vs. other forms of writing.
  • An insider’s view of Pasadena and the Rose Parade.

To schedule a radio, TV, print or digital interview with Lian Dolan, please contact Caroline Purvis at Prospect Park Media. Her email address is  .

Here’s some of what’s been said about Helen of Pasadena:

Publisher’s Weekly

A review of Helen of Pasadena

Southern California Public Radio/The Madeleine Brand Show

Madeleine Brand of KPCC interview Lian about her book and Pasadena on the day before the Rose parade

Pasadena Weekly story by NPR’s Mandalit del Barco

Good Morning, Texas TV interview with Lian Dolan

KATU TV/Portland AM Northwest: Helen’s Book Club

Watch Lian interviewed on TV and hear the book club discussion of Helen of Pasadena, the AM northwest Book Club Pick for January 2011

Manic Mommies  Book Club Selection January 2011

Podcast interview  with Lian by Mari Partyka of MMBC  and a written interview:

Leavittville: NYT  Bestselling author Caroline Leavitt interviews Lian on her blog

Lit & Life Blog

Review of Helen of Pasadena

ChickLit Central Blog

Review of Helen of Pasadena

San Marino Patch

Interview with Lian Dolan  at the Huntington Library, setting fro Helen of Pasadena

Author Biography:

Author Lian Dolan

Author Lian Dolan

Lian Dolan has been working in the world of women’s media for 20 years as a writer, producer, talk show host,  podcast pioneer and now novelist.   She currently writes the blog and produces the weekly podcast The Chaos Chronicles, a humorous look at modern motherhood. The Chaos Chronicles is being developed into a half-hour comedy by Nickelodeon for Nick @ Nite.

Lian is also a regular weekly contributor to as a parenting expert on the Relationships page.  She writes an humor advice column focusing on parenting, friendship and family dynamics.

Prior to her work on Chaos Chronicles and,  Lian created Satellite Sisters, an award-winning talk show, blog, and website, with her four real sisters.  From 2000 to 2009, Satellite Sisters won 8 Gracie Allen Awards for Excellence in Women’s Media and had a nationwide audience of a million listeners a week.

Lian is also the co-author of Satellite Sisters UnCommon Senses, published in 2001 by Riverhead.  Her writing has been featured in many national magazines including regular columns in O, The Oprah Magazine and Working Mother.   She has contributed regularly to Her essays have also appeared in several anthologies, including “Chicken Soup for the Sister’s Soul” and  “Over the Hill and Between the Sheets: Love, Sex and Lust in Middle Age”.  She has appeared numerous TV shows including The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a popular speaker for groups and corporations, always using humor as hook in her speeches.

Her growing sons keep her busy preparing many large meals, carpooling to soccer, and washing many loads of sweat socks. Her husband Berick Treidler works in real estate and runs a lot. In her free time, Lian loves to read, cook, watch sports, weed, volunteer, and walk her dog.   She lives in Pasadena, California and her dream is to ride on a Rose Parade float.

Helen of Pasadena is her first novel.

Written about Lian Dolan:

Huffington Post:

How Leadership Can Revive Exhausted Moms


Lian Dolan On Power Ambition Glory

The Mother Nature

Hometown Pasadena:

Pasadena’s Chaos Chronicler