On Saturday 23 February, I’ll be an author guest at the Book 'Em North Carolina annual event held at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina.
Book 'Em is a partnership between authors and law enforcement. Its mission is to raise public awareness of the correlation between high illiteracy rates and high crime rates. The event brings together dozens of authors to speak on a variety of subjects and to sell their books. A portion of the proceeds raised from the event is given to the community for the purpose of increasing literacy and reducing crime.
The event is free and open to the public. All ages are encouraged to attend. There will be authors with children's books as well as authors from a large variety of genres: mystery/suspense, romance, historical, science fiction, non-fiction, and much more.
I’m on the “Settings in North Carolina” panel at 10 a.m. with Libby Bagby, Sandra Balzo, Stephanie Tyson, and Susan Whitfield.
The 2012 event was terrific fun and full of energy. We raised a whopping $9,000 for literacy campaigns and anti-crime efforts. The money was split between the following organizations:
- Communities In Schools of Robeson County
- The Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Robeson County (provides books to children ages 1 through 5)
- The Friends of the Robeson County Public Library
- Lumberton Police Department
What a great feeling, being part of a cause like this! If you’re in the Lumberton area on 23 February, please stop by and look me up.
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