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How to Write Your Memoirs' by Ina Hillebrandt...Makes writing your life histories fun!
Don't bug 'em!
Gift Mom 'n' Dad!

Pawpress Authors and INA HILLEBRANDT

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Above, Chester Livin' Life Large with the bevy of beauties from Total Divas. Below, with the classy nominee from Better Call Saul, Giancarlo Esposito.

Honored to be be participating at the Exclusive
DPA pre-Emmys event

With Pawpress author Chester L. Richards and his book, From The Potato to Star Trek and Beyond: Memoirs of a Rocket Scientist, and the marvelous Alex Borstein from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel!

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#TotalDivas #GiancarloEsposito #BetterCallSaul #MarvelousMrsMaisel

Press Release

The Fall 2022 BookFest®
Live Streaming Oct. 22 - 23

Join in the quest for new stories at your soon-to-be favorite book festival. Black Chateau Enterprises and Books That Make You bring you The BookFest®.
With events showcasing prominent authors, literary luminaries, journalists, speakers, thought leaders, and publishing professionals, you don’t want to miss a thing!

Check out the exciting events

Join Chester and Ina Oct 22 4:30 pm PT

Join Author Chester L. Richards and Ina at The BookFest ®

Livestreaming Oct. 22 4:30 pm PT

The Adventure of a Lifetime Chat with Chester L. Richards
What happens when your life takes you from an encounter with the The Great Potato to becoming an aerospace engineer? What happens when you go from co-writing an episode of the original Star Trek to whitewater rafting?
Memoirist Chester L. Richards discusses his many adventures with Ina the Memoir Coach and President of Pawpress, Ina Hillebrandt

#ChesterLRichards #TheBookFest #FromThePotatoToStarTrek #StarTrek #BlackChateau #Beatrice Adenodi #ClimateChange #ThoughtLeaders #ProminentAuthors #BookGiveaways


So Honored to be Included in the October Issue of

The Relatable Voice Magazine

The RV podcast -- host Lucia Matuonto drives her guests around in a virtual RV -- has been quite successful in the last year, so to celebrate, they have decided to expand into magazine publishing. Just like the podcast, it will cover a variety of topics, but more specifically: relatable topics. It will also be a way to access all the podcast episodes, and get to know its guests even further. This was a way for creator Lucia Matuonto to give back to her listeners and build on The RV community.

Ina is proud to have a new short story created for the October issue, titled,

"If Only Fiona Cat would do her job."

The issue is aimed at giving readers something to smile about. A noble objective in today's chaotic times, right? Thanks, Lucia Matuanto, for inviting me to participate. It is truly an honor to be included among the fascinating, and varied writers on this ride.

Magazine Debut Press Release  Read About Fi on p. 60

Join Ina on YouTube

Playlists include:

  • Our newest series, Adventures with Pawpress Author Chester L. Richards and Ina Hillebrandt. Find the one here and others in the playlist on our channel.

  • You Are Who You Eat fun with readers who are not sure whether the Revolutionary New Cannibal Diet book is tongue in cheek, and if so, whose tongue? Whose cheek? And with Ina in "Cannibals Invade the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books"

  • Author Ina Hillebrandt, on Pawprints WXEL PBS segment; in "Concerto for Percussion and Yawn"; Legendary Irwin Zucker presents Ina with the IRWIN Award, and more

  • Footprints Writing Clubs "Stories From The Heart" Authors perform
    Poignant, Funny, Fascinating Tales from Many Continents, Many Decades. Including Holocaust survivor David Brook, world renowned artist and writer Andre van Zijl on how his native South Africa "grabs [me] by the throat and won't let me go," and effervescent Kay Roberts, creator of Norman B. Gnome and our Fairy Tales for Grownups, reading "Cookies,"other oddments as only she could.


Ina Hillebrandt's YouTube Channel

Frankie Boyer interview with Ina Hillebrandt

Frankie will be asking Ina about issues she tackles for the business world. Focus will be on the importance of lightening up — the basis of her work in The UnWorkshops™to defuse problems occurring because of the myriad challenges facing both employers and employees today. And to help strengthen bonds among employees of different backgrounds, maximize customer relationships and employee retention. And how the work enriches attendees  personal as well as professional lives.

Streaming now

Join Ina and a Sterling Panel of Experts to Discuss Indie Publishing and Small Presses: What Writers Need to Know

This summer’s IWOSC panel is a get-together with some of LA and SoCal’s most dynamic, diverse, and distinctive indie presses. Some of the topics we’ll be handling (along with moderated questions from our attendees) will include:
  • What are small presses and trade publishers looking for in their authors? What is the best way to approach them?
  • Can writers hope for a strategic partnership between author and publisher?  Or is it just query-and-wait?
  • Can a writer make real money apart from the Big Five? 
  • Book review:  can small presses get the attention of Hollywood or New York critics?
  • Are self-published authors welcome at these houses?  55-plus writers? 
  • How large a platform does a writer need?
  • More info on our outstanding panel, and to reserve your spot:

Come see us! We both would love to hear your stories! Click the pic for dets: directions, food, speakers, more!

Join Us at the 2022
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books!

Yay! The most exciting book event ever is back! Plan your day by going on the site to see all the great speakers, books and foooood!
This is an all day party, both Saturday and Sunday. Come visit Chet and Ina, the other authors and great folks at
Black Chateau Booth #959

Meet our new Pawpress author, rocket scientist and adventurer turned writer, Chester L. Richards Saturday, April 23, 3-5 pm.

Catch the Cannibal!

Ina will be signing You Are Who You Eat and How to Write Your Memoirs Sunday, April 24, 1-3 pm PT.

Come see us! We both would love to hear your stories!

Yes, men write memoirs! These stories detail breath-taking moments. The authors overcame challenges to their very lives. Tune in to see how, and why a woman’s on the panel!

De-Coding His Story: Men Who Write Memoirs
TheBookFest Spring 2022

Let’s take a journey behind the curtains and find out what drives men to write their memoirs. This panel will deliver insights about how men get the courage to become vulnerable and expose their souls in front of the readers, how they chose the aspects of their lives they put into their books, and introduce you to male memoir authors you don’t want to miss.
Now Streaming live 24/7 at


Memoirs, Tales

Frankie Boyer asks Ina to gives memoir writing tips and swaps stories about writing and living a fulfilling life

Air Date: Monday, August 16, 2021, 2:00 pm EDT
Streaming from The Frankie Boyer Show. Thank you Frankie!



COMING: Pawprints Live! on Zoom. Fun animal tales by Ina, for kids, parents and pets.

KJAG radio and 12:15 Tues. April 14

Are you going crazy? Cabin fever? Are the kids not asking “Are we there yet?” any more, but, “When can we go to the park?” Here’s a perfect antidote for those stay-at-home blues. Pawprints Live! Ina and her stories will make your kids – and you – laugh. And come up with things you can do to help pets and their people. Your kids will be invited to read a story they like to others on the Zoom call. Then Ina will guide them to write a KidPrint and share it with others. Grownups, you may be inspired to write a story of your own.

Join Ina, and help spread the value of reading, writing, and kindness to animals, the planet and each other. Adapted from Pawprints Literacy +, developed for the Jane Goodall Institute originally. See the Pawprints Tail

Author Ina Hillebrandt speaks on jumping into writing your book and motivation for writers

Jump Start Your Book!!

IWOSC South Bay Satellite invites you to participate in Ina's motivating workshop -- over brunch

DATE AND TIME: Tues., Aug. 15,
TIME: 10:00 am - 12:30 p.m.
PLACE: El Segundo, CA

A small group setting, good food, plus inspiration and tools to inspire you to dive in, finally, to that book that's been nagging you from the recesses of your mind!



Writing Coach Ina Hillebrandt with writer-attendees Chery, Wendy and Miranda at Inas' IWOSC seminar


A writing workshop to take your book to the next level!


Writers of fiction, non-fiction, memoir, how-to books.
Jump Start Your Book! (JSYB), alums and others who have been working on one specific book, and want some help with structure, character, detail, story, dialog. And tips/support to stay on track!

Details and signup

LA Times Book Festival Logo 2016


Saturday and Sunday, April 22-23

Find Ina lurking at IWOSC (independent Writers of Southern California) Booth #131
And Book Publicists of Southern California Booth #933

University Park Campus
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Ina Hillebrandt as Marietta Mandible, Cannibal Chef

‘You Are Who You Eat’ Cannibal Diet’s Author Ina Hillebrandt Agrees Not to Attend BEA in the Flesh

Her Book of Cartoons, Jokes and Diet Tips For the Cannibal – And Civilian – Connoisseur Will Be Present -- At BPSC Booth #1176.

Chicago, May 8, 2016 – After a hard fought dispute, publisher Pawpress is pleased to announce that a settlement with management has been reached. In return for the imprint’s agreement to keep author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt and followers of her weight control plan from stalking the corridors of this year’s Book Expo, the book will be allowed to appear onsite. At the booth of the intrepid Irwin Zucker, founder of Book Publicists of Southern California, Booth #1176. Author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt will be available for remote – and safe – interviews.

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Tune in for cannibal lore, jokes, history of the book, and other work by author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt. Show will be available soon online. Check our Facebook page for info!
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WED. APRIL 13, 9:30-10:15 AM PST

Talk show host Rose Colombo trades cannibal history and barbs with Ina in a spearited interview. Tune in online if you missed it live, at Freedomizer Radio. And see what Rose had to say about the book and its author:



Tuesday, April 12, 12:15 - 12:45 p.m. CST

Ina will be appearing with the wonderfully entertaining "Jiggy."
Why? To discuss her new book, You Are Who You Eat. Tune in for diet tips, cannibalia and just plain fun!

Look for the show online if you miss it live.



YOU ARE WHO YOU EAT, The Revolutionary New Cannibal Diet artist Dedini honored in exhibit at cartoon museum

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum Dedini Exhibit, February 13 – May 22, 2016

Columbus, Ohio, February 23, 2016 – Eldon Dedini, the late Esquire, Playboy, The New Yorker and Disney cartoonist whose work lavishly illustrates the new book, You Are Who You Eat, is being honored by the Billy Ireland Library & Museum at Ohio State University at the exhibit entitled, “Dedini: The Art of Humor." Damon Jaggers, Director, says of the Ireland:

I see our mission is as one that brings to light the contributions of artists to the culture of our community.

Ina Silvert Hillebrandt, author of You Are Who You Eat, says about Dedini and the exhibit:

Eldon was a delightful man. Not only funny and terrifically talented as an artist, he was also a generous, warm human being. I am honored to have the book included in the Dedini collection by Jenny Robb, Curator, and the other folks at the Ireland. And I like to think that though he is not here to see the fruits of his labors on our project in the flesh, Eldon is up there somewhere, smiling. And dining well.

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Pawpress is proud to announce the birth of our new book YOU ARE WHO YOU EAT, The Revolutionary new cannibal diet

Cartoons, Jokes and Diet Tips for the Cannibal – and Civilian -- Connoisseur

Los Angeles, CA, February 1, 2016– Book Release Date: June 8, 2016. What is You Are Who You Eat? Tongue in cheek diet and lifestyle tips by former chubby pre-teen-cum-Weight-Watchers-consultant Ina Silvert Hillebrandt, with social satire and cannibal jokes by Hillebrandt and her Uncle Dan. Plus, a liberal dose of never before released cartoons by the late Dedini,  whose art regularly appeared in The New Yorker, Playboy, Esquire and other journals and venues for decades.

The book is intended to share real diet tips with readers, but more importantly, to make people laugh. Which in reality author Hillebrandt feels is also a great weight control tool. To quote her:

I love it when I can help people who come up to me with questions such as, ‘What’s the right food for a young athlete before a game?’ Answer: ‘We’ve learned that carbo loading is important for enhancing an athlete’s performance. So I’d suggest something starchy, like a Nun.’

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UPDATE: APRIL 15: Pre-orders now available at, or ask as favorite bookstore.






Panel Discussion for PA-LA (Publishers Association - Los Angeles Chapter)
Topic: YouTube (and more Social Media) Video for Authors
May18, 2016


A Panel Discussion for PA-LA

DATE: Wednesday,
May 18, 2016
TIME:  7:00-9:30
PLACE: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City

Have you got a new book – or a vintage treasure whose sales you’d like to reinvigorate? YouTube is one of the best vehicles to get your work – and you – out to the world. And this panel is extremely well versed in how to create author videos that make books and authors shine. They will be sharing nitty gritty details of how you can do this yourself, at a fraction of the cost you’d expect, with the easy-to-use tools available today. We'll also be talking about using videos in social media -- an explosion of opportunities this panel will help you navigate.

Panelists: Gerald Everett Jones,, Lori Marple,
Moderator: Ina Silvert Hillebrandt,,   



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Pawpress announces the birth of our new book,
"Wine, Women, Whispers"
By Alon Mintz

Edited and Designed by Ina Hillebrandt

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Ina co-designs and facilitates the Living History Project at UCLA

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News! Pawprints Writing Club Seniors Perform Onstage at WEHO Book Fair!

Ina's Pawprints Writing Clubs for Seniors help members write creatively, from the heart


New Pawpress release Stories From The Heart, Vol. 2,  hits Bestseller List on!

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