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Heart of Glass Reading & Signing


March 16th! Heart of Glass Reading and Book Signing

Hello Everyone!  Heart of Glass will be published on March 15th!  And I’m doing my first reading and book signing at the amazing Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, California.  If you live in the Los Angeles area or are planning a visit, I’d love to see you there!  Reception to follow!


New Paperback!


Fresh from the publisher!  My first copies of the new Chanel paperback which includes the first chapter of the sequel Heart of Glass!  The books will be available two weeks from today and will be featured at Hudson News in airports all over the country! I think Gallery did a lovely job.   And I absolutely love the Tiffany blue.  That’s my mother on the cover and Robbie and I in the inset photo.  I hope you like Chanel and will look forward to Heart of Glass which is being published in March, 2016.


Wendy Wasserstein and the Chanel Bonfire Sequel

In 1989 I got my first job on Broadway, understudying in The Heidi chronicles.  I went on in January of 1990 and then took over my roles in February and began a wonderful nine months with the play.

Researching the sequel to Chanel, “Heart of Glass”, (and trying to remember what happened!) it’s been marvelous to revisit the play I did on Broadway, and learn more about Wendy Wasserstein. I fondly recall her kindness to me, her marvelous laugh, and all those times she took the cast to Sardi’s and Orso. The Heidi Chronicles really stands up – rereading it twenty-five years later. Keep the faith!


Night Clubbing!

A thousand mea culpas, blog readers! The kids are out of school, the car broke down and Chanel Bonfire’s sequel, Heart of Glass has a deadline looming and I have been remiss! A number of fun events in Southern California allowed me to meet more readers and I’ve had more fun with Book Group Skypes too.

But this past week, my rock and roll girlfriend from Chanel Bonfire, Amy Wachtel aka dj Night Nurse was in town for a great show at LA’s Echoplex. Holly Cook (managed by Amy’s beau), Sly and Robbie and Bitty McClean performed. It was a fantastic show and Amy and I picked right up, as we always do.

Back stage we ran into the bloke above: Steve Jones from The Sex Pistols and now host of Jonesy’s Jukebox on radio. I used to phone in from my car while I was working on Chanel and waiting for the kids to get out of school and argue with Jonesy about dates and acts from my 70s London childhood. So it was nice to meet him in the flesh.

Amy’s been staying in Echo Park with her friend Roger Steffens, keeper of the world’s greatest Reggae Archive. This morning, I’m driving Amy to the airport so she can head back to New York. Hope to see her again soon. But I can always listen to her on Radio Lily. And you can too!

NightNurse on Radio Lily

And you can follow us both on Twitter @NightNurse1Love and @wendylawless2