Lights, Camera, Author! Book and Author Dinner

I’m honored and excited that I have been invited to participate in Lights, Camera, Author!, a Book and Author Dinner which the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County (Texas) says “will highlight literacy and a love of reading and writing by giving literacy supporters a chance to meet and dine with several prominent Texas authors.”

The other participating authors and I will sign books before the dinner, then we’ll share our experiences as writers over dinner. Khambrel Marshall, an award-winning journalist on Houston TV who has been recognized for his volunteerism, will serve as master of ceremonies and introduce the authors.

Being called “a prominent Texas author” and signing and talking about my book will be great fun. But what I’m most excited about is the opportunity to contribute to a cause I believe in strongly. The Literacy Council has trained more than 2,000 volunteers and served more than 15,000 adult learners since its inception in 1987. And its goal is to serve the 90,000 people in Fort Bend County who can’t read or write. Reading and writing have given me so much pleasure that I can’t imagine not being able to do either. So I’m glad to do what I can to help.

Supporters can sponsor tables of 10 people each (including an author and the author’s guest) for thousands of dollars, purchase a ticket for $50, or contribute any amount at all to the Literacy Council of Fort Bend County. If you’re in the Houston area, I encourage your support. As the Council says, “Literacy changes lives!”

And if you don’t live in the area … there are literacy organizations all across the country meeting the needs of those with limited literacy in their communities. All these fine organizations need support — volunteer time and cash donations. If you appreciate being able to read and write and would like to help others change their lives through literacy, I encourage you to find a literacy organization in your community and support it.

After all, don’t you want everyone to be able to read my books? 🙂

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