Let’s rock out this Friday, Sept. 17

September 15, 2010By Peri

If you’re in (or near) Albuquerque this Friday, pop over to The Kosmos (1715 5th St. NW) from 5 to 8pm for my book party! Yes, it’s been four months since The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit hit bookstore shelves but I wanted to wait until Fall to have a proper hoedown. If you can … Read More

Oh, the elusive state of balance…

August 2, 2010By Peri

If you’re at all like me, you probably feel like a broken record when catching up with friends and family. It pains me to hear myself saying for what seems like the millionth time, “Oh, we’re super busy as usual” or “Life has been nuts for the last couple months” or “The insanity never ends!” … Read More

Book signing Tuesday July 6, 7pm

July 2, 2010By Peri

If you’re in Albuquerque, drop by Bookworks in the North Valley for my book signing! I’ll chat a bit about the ins and outs of self-employment and sign some books. Bookworks is my favorite local bookstore so I’m excited for the event! Bookworks is at 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW (by Flying Star). More info … Read More

Reviews of my book trickling in…

July 1, 2010By Peri

…and so far they’re good! (We’re talking about my latest, The Women’s Small Business Start-Up Kit.) Please allow me to share a few with you. From Feministing.com: Do women business owners — or aspiring ones — really need a start-up kit of our own? If it’s Pakroo’s, then yes. Women have different experiences starting and … Read More

Impromptu book release party!

June 15, 2010By Peri

Lying awake in bed at 5am with a crying 7-month old last week, I suddenly remembered my cousin Nader Pakroo owns a great bar here in Milwaukee, Henry’s Pub. Which inspired me to contact him and plan an impromptu party for the release of my book! So it’s set: June 24, from 5-8pm. If you’re … Read More

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June 15, 2010By Peri

Hola from the Great White North. Arrived in Milwaukee a week ago for an extended visit with the fam: my parents, sister, niece and in-laws. Next time I plan to fly anywhere with the kids and no husband, please talk me out of it! Packing, getting the house together for our housesitters, and the flights … Read More

My first article on Huffington Post

May 6, 2010By Peri

Exciting! I’ve officially become a Huffington Post blogger. Check out my first post. An excerpt: …[A]s many women business owners will tell you, the road to success for women often involves its own unique set of curves. Surveys of women business owners show that women’s business concerns tend to skew towards issues such as finding … Read More


January 13, 2010By Peri

The book is done! Well, it’s in production. Except for a couple graphic files. And one sidebar. Oh, and the acknowledgments. OK, I have a few small stragglers to hand off to my editor in the next few days—but really, for all intents and purposes I’m finally, finally done. It will take a while for me to get my brain wrapped around this.