Parnassus Books welcomes Tennessee Michael Rae Langston Tomlin, Richard Tomlin and Lauren Maddox for their book The Wondrously Magical Adventures of Penelope and Roscoe.
The Wondrously Magical Adventures of Penelope and Roscoe helps teach kids about bullying, being neighborly, gardening and taking care of animals.
About Tennessee Michael:
Tennessee Michael Rae Langston Tomlin, born Michael Rae Langston was born in the lazy river town of Paducah, Kentucky. From an early age, he knew that he wanted much more than Paducah had to offer. In the early years, he met the love of his life, Richard Tomlin, and they created a wonderful place called Chez Tomlin, which had antiques, gifts, and a tea room.
Tennessee Michael was the former Entertainment Manager of the ‘Marquis’ hotel in Palm Springs, where he created a show room, produced shows and was responsible for bringing live entertainment back to Palm Springs.
Tennessee’s loves have always been consistent: gospel singing, managing Richard’s art and singing careers, and he has always been a story teller.
About Richard Tomlin:
Richard Tomlin was born in Detroit, Michigan. As a boy, he was inspired by artists Modigliani, Picasso and Matisse. Richard made Modigliani-style masks from plaster, covered with burlap, that were long and angular.
While growing up in Detroit, he listened to the classical music of Mozart, read the works of philosopher Theophrastus while drinking rose wine and smoking French Du Marier cigarettes. After high school, Richard studied color, design, and architectural drawing at the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit.
Richard currently lives in Nashville, Tennessee. His artwork has been exhibited in Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Paducah and Nashville.
Lauren Maddox's Biography:
Lauren Maddox is an English born actress who now resides in Los
Angeles. She is an animal activist, going to vigils outside slaughterhouses in Los Angeles, Canada and England, as well as investigating the best way to help change legislation in relation to farmed animals.
Lauren supports the Pig Preserve in Tennessee, Animal Sanctuaries World- wide where farmed animals have been rescued, as well as the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, Oceana, The Whale Sanctuary Project, and Ocean Elders. She is a Sea Shepherd Ambassador in Los Angeles.
Lauren is attached to two mainstream science-fiction films, Cerulean where she plays the role of ‘Caesa’ and Christopher Judge’s Kingdom Come, playing the role of ‘Krystl’. Lauren will play the principle role of ‘Sarah’ in ‘The Queen’s Physician. She is currently filming the role of ‘Natasha’ in the television series Runners for Amazon Prime.