The Spiritual Times

December 1, 2008 by Lolly Anderson

The Spiritual TimesEnjoy the Book, Book the Author

At the conclusion of any special event, personal or corporate, most planners consider it a success if guests leave entertained, informed or, at the very least, full of fabulous food and fond memories.  However, it’s often the right guest speaker who makes the critical difference between an ordinary and extraordinary event – especially one who knows how to delight and inspire your guests.

Hello, my name is Laurel Anderson, but call me “Lolly” – just about everyone else does.  I guess somewhere in the back of my mind, I always dreamed of being a professional writer.  During my eight years as an oil and gas attorney and 17 years as a fundraiser, I just never got around to it.  Perhaps, there simply wasn’t anything that genuinely inspired me until I survived the “Big Three” – divorce, bankruptcy and cancer, and then found the love of my life and my true purpose.  I felt compelled to share what I had learned about the importance of having dreams and the secret to making them come true.

Lolly AndersonThe unlikely title of my book is “How My Refrigerator Sent Me to Paris Free.”  I had always wanted to see Paris, but at the lowest point in my life, it didn’t seem likely.  Still, I placed a post-card of Paris on my refrigerator where I saw it a number of times each day.  Out of the blue, some business associates called with an extra ticket to Paris and asked if I’d like to go for free – on the Concorde no less!  Coincidence?  Maybe, but just in case there was more to this, I wrote the figure $60,000 and stuck it on the refrigerator.  I was soon hired at that exact salary.  I replaced that figure with $100,000 and landed that job as well.  Next, my dream of traveling to Italy was symbolized on my refrigerator by an Italian calendar. That trip fell into my lap and while in Italy I got a refrigerator magnet of the statue of David by Michelangelo. Later my true love and husband showed up, and, believe it or not, his name is Michael David Anderson.

Before you show up in my kitchen with a ton of refrigerator magnets and postcards of your own, it’s only fair that you know my fridge is not really magic.  However, the rules of how to make your dreams come true are very real.  I have seven of them that I share in my book, as well as with the audiences at events where I speak.

Magic RefrigeratorSince my book has been published, I have made a number of personal appearances at book signings.  I am often asked to speak at women’s clubs, business and church groups, as well as, corporate events.  It’s so rewarding that men and women of all ages and backgrounds universally respond to my candid, true life experiences, colorful insights, and meaningful principles that really do change lives for the better.  

If you feel that hope and inspiration would be welcome topics at your personal or corporate event, please visit for more information on me, my book, reviews and public appearances.  

Laurel “Lolly” Anderson
161 Lake Aluma Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73121


  1. Love the book! It was inspiring and a page turner! You are an amazing writer.

    Comment by Liz — December 10, 2008 @ 12:58 am

  2. Lolly really does have a magic refrig. I eat out of it. And she is a real cool dude.

    Comment by Mike Anderson — December 11, 2008 @ 9:50 am

  3. Lolly,
    I’m so thankful for the book. I couldn’t have received it at any better time. I’m in the throw’s of major turning points in my life, Empty Nest Syndrome, Menopause and the big question of what to do with the rest of my life and some other pretty heavy stuff.
    Your book has grabbed me and won’t let go. It is clearly a powerful resource for strength during soul searching and guidance towards dream building. The daily affirmations and the prayers are wonderful!
    Thanks for blessing my life with yours.
    Carmelita (Lita) Wimmer

    Comment by Carmelia Wimmer — February 16, 2009 @ 10:57 am

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