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Spotlight: Restless in LA by Robin Finn

It was an innocent online flirtation. Until it wasn’t…

Alexandra Hoffman thinks she has it all together. She lives with her work-obsessed husband Jason and their three challenging children in upscale Los Angeles. She never meant to “friend” her old boyfriend, Matt Daniels. She hasn’t seen him in twenty years. But as Alex’s fortieth birthday approaches, she finds herself re-connecting with Matt online—and re-reading her college journal, which details their intense connection and unresolved ending. But Alex’s hands are full with the kids, one of whom she just can’t help, no matter how hard she tries.

Lonely and alienated by the helicopter moms, and from Jason who is never around, Alex’s flirtation quickly moves from on-line to real-world. Alex realizes—too late—that she cannot trust herself. When she meets Matt for dinner, the attraction is undeniable. And when he touches her face, it’s electric. As her life spirals out of control, she clings to her free-spirited life coach, Lark, to make sense of the mess she’s made. But Lark’s advice is clear: Alex must confront her past and find the courage to face her future, even if it means risking everything.

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About The Author

Robin Finn, MPH, MA, is an ADHD warrior, spiritual seeker, mother of three, author, essayist, advocate, and coach. She spent years advocating for a twice-exceptional child before she began writing about it. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, ADDitude Magazine, Disney’s, and others. She is a SheKnows Media Parenting Expert and a TODAY Parenting Team Contributor. Robin’s education includes master’s degrees in public health from Columbia University and in spiritual psychology from the University of Santa Monica.

As an advocate, Robin has consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on ADHD messaging for parents. She speaks with parents and school groups about her experience parenting 2e/ADHD kids.

As a coach, Robin draws on her background in public health and spiritual psychology. Her circuitous, decades-long journey from the halls of the New York City Department of Health to Madison Avenue PR firms to—eventually—writer and published author, make her uniquely qualified to guide others through the process of discovering and nurturing their creative ambitions. Email for upcoming dates for her transformational “GPS for Creatives” workshop.

As a writer, Robin’s personal essays prompted floods of emails from parents with similar struggles. Inspired by their experiences arguing with schools, contending with judgy parents and stressful marriages, and intrigued by a study linking social network sites and marital infidelity, Robin wrote her debut novel, RESTLESS IN L.A.. Robin is currently at work on a memoir in which she explores her years at an L.A. spirituality school and her subsequent transformation from mommy pariah to ADHD advocate and spiritual warrior…all the while chanting ANI-HU, shopping at Trader Joe’s, and wondering why the kids won’t eat her meatloaf.

Robin lives with her spirited family, writes, and searches for inner peace in Los Angeles (no pun intended).

When she is not writing you can find Robin





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