Monthly Archives: January 2010

Need Pixie Dust?

Braving the Storm!

Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to all the great folks who braved the torrential downpour this past Wednesday to make it to my book event at Towne Center Books in Pleasanton. The storm was so bad that several trees were uprooted at Pleasanton BART!

Judy Wheeler, owner of Towne Center Books, made us all feel cozy and welcome with homemade cranberry nut bread, muffins, coffee and tea. Our enthusiastic crowd had a fantastic discussion about families and mental illness. It was one of my favorite book events to date.

Thanks again to all who came!

Jan. 20 at Towne Center Books

Join Approaching Neverland NamiWalk team!

I’m very excited to have just formed the Approaching Neverland Team for the 2010 NamiWalk in San Francisco on May 22. Join us to help raise money for families dealing with mental illness by joining our team and creating your own page

Danville Rotary Rocks at 7:00 am

Jan. 20 and Feb. 18

Hope you can come to one of my East Bay book events for Approaching Neverland: Jan. 20, 10:30 am, Towne Center Books, 555 Main St, Pleasanton, or Feb. 18, 7:00 pm, Books, Inc., 1760 Fourth St., Berkeley. Would LOVE to see you there!

My website contact form

If you have tried to reach me this past month, I apologize for not getting back to you. Turns out the ‘contact me’ form on my website is screwed up. I’m in the process of getting it fixed, but if you have tried to reach me and haven’t heard back, please contact me directly via my email address at

Hope to hear from you soon!

Have a wonderful 2010. And thanks for taking Approaching Neverland into your hearts 🙂

A Happier New Year through NAMI

Does your family need help with a family member suffering from a mental illness?

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) can help your family get through your family’s mental health crises and live happier this year.

* Information Helpline
Trained volunteers provide information, referrals, and support to all who have questions about or are affected by serious mental illness. Call 1-800-950-NAMI.

Visit to find your local chapter.

Watch this blog for more information about NAMI services and build a happier new year for yourself and your family.