Interview for Beautiful! Confident! Powerful!

While visiting Portland, it’s always fun to drop by the local CBS affiliate Channel 2 - KATU for an on-air chat with host Helen Raptis on the popular morning talk show: AM Northwest.  Here’s a photo just before going on-air for my 30th television appearance and if you want to see the segment from the show, just click here.  Would love to hear your comments on topics you’d especially like to see highlighted in future book interviews.  Always interested in hearing your thoughts!  :-)

Oregon in June

Oregon in June is usually gorgeous but June 2015 was darn near perfect!  Portland was having a rare heat wave which  means that the Oregon Coast couldn’t be nicer!  Returning to Seaside for the annual Miss Oregon Scholarship Pageant and alumni sisterhood brunch was full of surprises and lots of catching up between former Miss “O’s” and the dedicated Miss Oregon pageant committee/family.  :-)

What a great surprise to have a catch-up chat with Lynn Grenz Snodgrass (1971) who handed off the Miss “O" crown to me the following year (1972).

What a great surprise to have a catch-up chat with Lynn Grenz Snodgrass (1971) who handed off the Miss “O" crown to me the following year (1972).

Almost 30 Miss Oregon’s showed up for the annual Saturday brunch (that’s me in the hat!)

Almost 30 Miss Oregon’s showed up for the annual Saturday brunch (that’s me in the hat!)

With Katie Harmon... Oregon’s first and only Miss America (2001) on Saturday night after the grand finale.

With Katie Harmon... Oregon’s first and only Miss America (2001) on Saturday night after the grand finale.

Miss Oregon 2015, Ali Wallace with a few of her new Miss Oregon sisters.  Ali made history as the second daughter/mother duo to be crowned Miss Oregon in the state’s history…that’s her mom sitting directly to Ali’s left….Tammy Fazzolari Wallace, Miss Oregon 1987.

Miss Oregon 2015, Ali Wallace with a few of her new Miss Oregon sisters.  Ali made history as the second daughter/mother duo to be crowned Miss Oregon in the state’s history…that’s her mom sitting directly to Ali’s left….Tammy Fazzolari Wallace, Miss Oregon 1987.

My darling friend and wardrobe angel Jean Ter Har…nearly 90 years young!  She and her dear husband Bud via their wonderful store “Ter Hars”, provided my entire wardrobe for Miss America during my year as Miss “O”.  So great to see her!  (The tall willowy beauty is Miss Oregon 2013 Allison Cook).  

My darling friend and wardrobe angel Jean Ter Har…nearly 90 years young!  She and her dear husband Bud via their wonderful store “Ter Hars”, provided my entire wardrobe for Miss America during my year as Miss “O”.  So great to see her!  (The tall willowy beauty is Miss Oregon 2013 Allison Cook).