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2020 Bombeck workshop faculty Lian Dolan

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Lian Dolan

Writer Lian Dolan is the host of Satellite Sisters, a podcast she created with her four real sisters in 2001. On Satellite Sisters, she has interviewed personalities from Nora Ephron to Madeleine Albright to Big Bird. She is the author of the newly published novel The Sweeney Sisters and two other best-selling novels, Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife. She co-authored two collections of essays, Satellite Sisters' UnCommon Senses and You're The Best: A Celebration of Friendship. She created The Chaos Chronicles about her life as a talk show host, mother and serial volunteer. It began as a column in Working Mother magazine, then became a podcast and was later developed for TV by Nickelodeon. She has written a regular column for O, The Oprah Magazine and is currently a humor columnist for Pasadena Magazine. A graduate of Pomona College, she lives in Pasadena, California, with her husband, two sons and a big German shepherd.