Monthly Archives: April 2015

Our First Book Signing



Last Saturday was our first book signing at the Blossom Hill Barnes and Noble in San Jose.  We had a fun time and met some great people. Taran came with me and enjoyed answering people’s questions and my daughter, Aria, joined us part way through. Taran put his comments in the book and Aria edited it, so Stardom Happens really is a family affair.  So happy to have my kids with me for this event.  I am a very lucky mom.

Come see us this Saturday, May 2, at the Marin County Barnes and Noble in Corte Madera.  We’ll be there from 1 to 3 pm. Thanks.

Then and Now


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It’s so hard to believe it’s been twenty-four years since our family stepped on the set of “Home Improvement” ready to begin the adventure of our lives.  We had so many incredible experiences during those beautiful eight years.  I hope Stardom Happens can help many families have a positive experience as well.  

What an Incredible Week!

We just had an amazing week preparing for and launching the book. So much work and so much fun. Our publicist, Kathy Johnson, really did a stupendous job getting the word out to people. We launched the book on Tuesday and by Wednesday morning it was #5 in family activities, #7 in acting and auditioning on kindle and #15 in books. Technically this puts us in the “best selling author” category. What an amazing feeling. I want to thank all our friends for supporting us and for sending in those wonderful reviews. You helped us have a very successful launch and we are forever grateful.  And for those who just got the book, please send in a review on Amazon.  It will help us keep the momentum going.

Now we get to move on to the super fun stuff.  Two Barnes and Noble meet and greet book signings coming up. The first one is April 25th in the Blossom Hill Barnes and Noble in San Jose. Taran and I will be there from 1 to 4 and possibly longer. The second one is in our home town at the Marin County Barnes and Noble in Corte Madera on May 2nd. This one goes from 1 to 3 or longer. We are really excited to do these signings because this is why we wrote the book. We wanted the opportunity to talk directly to parents about the business. Looks like it’s finally becoming a reality.

Thanks again to everyone.

Reflections and Renewal

This has been a difficult time for me. The launch date for our book Stardom Happens is April 14th, just a few days away, and I’m so excited it’s finally happening.  But just two weeks ago my mother passed away and I’m still in a state of grief.  She was ninety-five and it was expected, yet even though I knew it was coming, it has left a huge hole in my heart.  I am trying to keep doing what I need to do, knowing she is cheering me on as she always did.

I was very lucky to have a mother who encouraged me to be and do whatever I wanted.  She was a person I could go to with all my joys and sorrows and she would listen.  Sometimes that’s all we need, a soul who will listen.  Even when she disagreed with my life choices she accepted me and loved me. I always knew I was loved, no matter what I did.  Hard to ask for anymore than that.

I want to help people with this book, give families an opportunity to have a positive performing experience, and I know my mother will be helping me do that. She is there for me and for the families and on this day I will continue with renewed energy thanks to her.