“I'm passionate about literacy and so grateful for the opportunity to present Books & BBQ to the public. There are people out there who have poured their hearts and souls into manuscripts that they never actually publish because they don't know how to find the resources needed to complete the process. There are children who need alternate ways to deal with low self-esteem, with bullying, and with other pressures of life. There are those who hope to do great things in the future, and we want to instill in them the belief that if they apply themselves, there is a very good chance that they can reach their goals. Reading and writing not only allow us to dream, but to dream bigger than we’ve ever imagined.
"Books & BBQ is not just for writers and publishers; it's a fun event for anyone who likes to read and is interested in literacy. There will be a Children's Corner, authors and book-signings, writing and publishing workshops---just lots of things throughout the day. Kick-off is at 10:30 Saturday morning, featuring the arrival of the authors and a special surprise guest that the children will love. We want to promote literacy for everyone."