About Pandamonium

A note from the owner, Lacey L. Bakker

Dear Friends, Pandamonium Publishing House was created in 2015 with a very simple goal in mind-to bring authentic and unique stories to the world. The name comes from my real-life cat named Panda who is mischievous, fun, lovable, and larger than life! I wanted to pay tribute to him for starting my journey as an author and publisher. Although Panda causes pandemonium, his heart is pure and his message is clear; things may not always go as planned in life and sometimes things can be upside down, but that doesn’t matter. What matters is love, literacy, loyalty, and leadership. When all is stripped away, the messes are cleaned up, and order is restored, we find out what is important to us. At Pandamonium Publishing House, our motto is Publishing Made Simple. We take a complex, chaotic, confusing publishing process and make it easy so that you can get back to what really matters, sharing your stories with friends, family, and the world.

Thank you for trusting us with your work and your stories and our deepest hope is to ignite a lifelong love of literacy through authentic storytelling. 

Lacey’s resume and qualifications include: 

Internationally published for various publications such as Women’s World Magazine (November 2015, June 2016, October 2016, February 2017, April 2017, July 2017, March 2018, June 2018, July 2018, August 2018, December 2020, January 2022, February 2022 )and Chicken Soup for the Soul (Laughter is the Best Medicine, 2020, and Think Positive; Live Happy, 2019), and Best Health Magazine (April 2017).

Featured in The Hamilton Spectator, November 2019, Hamilton author asks readers ‘How far would you go?’ (hamiltonnews.com), the Sachem and Gazette for International Women’s Day, and on Angie’s Diary (blog). https://angiesdiary.com/interviews/interview-with-l-l-colling/

Award-winning author (best local author winner), 2020, The Sachem Reader’s Choice Awards.

Her story, Number 7, was featured on the Chicken Soup for the Soul Podcast on June 25th.

Her books are available in 14 different countries worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Australia, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, Netherlands, and India. They are available in all 50 states in Barnes and Noble and in Walmart United States. You can find reviews of her books on Good Reads (search LL. Colling) and Amazon (Canada and US) under Lacey L. Bakker and LL Colling.

Her book Advice from a Publisher (Insider Secrets to Getting Published) hit number 1 on Amazon in Canada on May 3, 2020, and debuted at number 3 on Amazon in the US on the same day. Her children’s book, The Adventures of Milan and Friends, Baseball Bedlam, also hit number 1 on Amazon in Canada on May 22, 2020, and number 3 on Amazon in the United States on the same day. Her book, The Magic Pumpkin Farmer, was also on the Amazon Best Sellers List in August 2020. Lacey was nominated in 2019 for Best Local Author in Hamilton.

PPH was awarded Best Commercial Booth by the Binbrook Agricultural Society in 2017. Lacey has taught writing workshops at Mohawk College, Grimsby Public Library, Sherwood Library, Terry Berry Library, Turner Park Library and was a guest speaker at Sheridan College for the illustration and design program. She has also been a guest speaker at various elementary and secondary schools and was a guest speaker at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in 2018.

 She is a member of the Society of Authors (UK) and a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) in Canada. Her educational background is in Marketing and Advertising, Children’s Literature, and Publishing where she has continued her education in New York City, Toronto, Boston, and London, England. She has completed Consumer Neuroscience and Neuromarketing with Copenhagen Business School (Denmark) with a final grade of 88%. She has completed Viral Marketing & How to Craft Contagious Content at Wharton with a final grade of 95%, and is currently enrolled in Writing for Science at Stanford.

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Lacey L. Bakker- Owner, Pandamonium Publishing House