From Sierra Madre and Altadena to South Pasadena and Old Town, the long-awaited third edition of Hometown Pasadena is a new kind of city book that provides a fresh look at everything this world-class small city has to offer, created by an all-star team of longtime locals who dig deep to reflect the place they find so special. Featuring lots of interviews and features, it inspires readers to both explore the famous destinations (the Huntington, the Norton Simon, Caltech, the Rose Bowl) and the lesser-known joys (the architectural walks, the hidden gardens, the off-the-beaten-path cafes and shops).
Colleen Dunn Bates founded Prospect Park Books in 2006 with the publication of the original Hometown Pasadena , the success of which inspired her to publish more books. Prospect Park now has a catalogue of more than 70 titles. An L.A. native and longtime Pasadenan, she is also the author and/or editor of many books.
A master gardener and longtime Altadenan, Sandy Gillis is one of the original authors of Hometown Pasadena , as well as the co-author of At Home Pasadena.
A New York native and longtime Pasadenan, Jill Ganon is one of the original authors of Hometown Pasadena , as well as the co-author of At Home Pasadena. She's currently writing a novel.
Dorie Bailey is the assistant editor at Prospect Park Books and a native Pasadenan.
Lian Dolan is the author of the bestselling novels Helen of Pasadena and Elizabeth the First Wife , as well as one of the Satellite Sisters of podcast and radio fame. A longtime Pasadena resident, she also writes a regular column for Pasadena Magazine.
Born in Altadena, raised in South Pasadena, and now residing in Pasadena, Naomi Hirahara is a true local. She is the author of many books, including the award-winning Mas Arai mystery series, the Ellie Rush mystery series, and nonfiction titles about Japanese American culture, Southern California, gardens, and more.
Lynell George is a journalist, essayist, and author; her books include No Crystal Stair: African Americans in the City of Angels and the upcoming After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame. A former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times , she is now at work on a book about the writer Octavia Butler.