The Marriage Sabbatical, Lian Dolan


Looking for a keynote speaker for your Literary Luncheon or Annual Meeting?

Lian Dolan is a writer, podcaster and speaker. She’s the USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Sabbatical and four other novels including  The Sweeney SistersHelen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife.  She co-hosts Satellite Sisters, a top-rated podcast for women that she created with her four real sisters. She’s also a popular speaker with women’s organizations, at literary and business events and at book clubs across the country.

Lian is a popular and accomplished speaker, using humor, warmth and heart to address issues important to contemporary women.

Lian is booking events NOW for Spring 2024 and Fall 2024

Upcoming Events

April 2, 2024

Publication Day Event for

The Marriage Sabbatical 

Details TBD

April 3, 2024

Book Tour Kick-off

The Marriage Sabbatical 

Vroman’s Bookstore Pasadena

7:00 Pm

Please pre-order if you are coming to the event. It guarantees that the bookstore will have enough copies on hand. Thank you. Link here.

Details here. 

April 4, 2024

Valley Hunt Club 

Private event/Luncheon

Pasadena CA

April 6, 2024

A Day of Authors 2024

Cal State Fullerton

Benefitting the Assitance League

Fullerton, CA

Information and Tickets here 

April 9, 2024

Private Event 
Pacific Palisades, CA


April 10, 2024

Private Event 
Montecito, CA


April 12, 2024

A Great Good Place for Books 

Book Talk and Signing at 7:00PM

Oakland, CA

Please pre-order if you are planning on coming. (That really helps the bookstore order enough books for the event. Thank you. )

Details here

April 17, 2024

Happy Hour Launch with Lian and Abbi Waxman

from Adventures by the book

At wine bar in Carlsbad, CA 3 to 5 pm

Information and Tickets here 

April 18, 2024

Hometown Hero 

to benefit the Pasadena City College Foundation

Lian Dolan in conversation with Chris Erskine

Invitation only

May 3, 2024

Book Talk at Interabang Books  

Dallas, Texas

6:00 PM

Details here. Please consider pre-ordering your books so that the store has enough stock for all.

May 4, 2024

Book Talk  & Lunch 

with Mrs. Twist 

Private home in Fort Worth, Texas

Ticketed Event includes Book & Lunch

Registration here 

11:00 am

May 7, 2024

Virtual Book Club:

All Invited!  

Join Lian on Crowdcast to discuss the book

You read! We discuss!

Registration here 

7 pm ET/ 4 pm PT

May 8, 2024

Annandale Country Club 

Pasadena CA


Private Event

Please check back for invitation and registration.

May 13, 2024

Lido Village Books 

Newport Beach, CA


Book Talk and Signings

Bookstore website here. 

May 14, 2024

Virtual Book Club:

All Invited!  

Join Lian on Crowdcast to discuss the book

You read! We discuss!

Registration here 

7 pm PT

May 18, 2024

Tour de Jersey 

Sit and Sign at Eatontown Barnes & Noble 

from 2 to 3

In Conversation with Mary Kay Andrews 

Thunder Road Books, Spring Lake, NJ

7 pm

Ticketed event. Details here. 

May 20, 2024

The Library Foundation of Los Angeles 

California Club

Luncheon by invitation only

May 23, 2024

Literary Guild of Orange County 

Spring Literary Salon with Lian Dolan, Keira Rouda and Ivy Pachoda

Mission Viejo Country Club

6 to 8:30 PM

Details and Tickets Here

June 3 , 2024

Powell’s Cedar Hills

7 PM 

Portland/Beaverton Oregon

Details here


No-Host Pre-Event at McMenamin’s  Cedar Hills

5:30 to 6:30

June 15, 2024

Pasadena Public Library 

Author Talk and Book Sale

2 to 4 Pm

Lamada Branch, Pasadena, CA

Details here

June 23, 2024

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Book Discussion, Wine & Mingling

3 to 5Pm

Chomp Food Hall

Please read the book before! We’ll be dishing about the book, Santa Fe and More.

Light refreshments provided. More available on site.  We’ll meet in Community Loft

September 10, 2024

Fairfield Public Library 

Fairfield, CT

Evening event following board meeting

Details TBD

September 20-22 , 2024

South Dakota Festival of Books

Information here

October 17 , 2024

San Marino League Luncheon 

Private event

Pasadena, CA

October 22 , 2024

La Canada Flintridge Orthopedic Guild Luncheon 

La Canada Country Club

Details TBD

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