Many thanks to those wonderful friends who contacted me when they didn't see my regular posts. I haven't been ill but instead, I have been working non-stop on the final stretch before Book 'Em North Carolina.
This year's one-day event will take place on Saturday, February 23 at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, North Carolina. We have 92 featured authors, publishers, literary agents, book promoters - and a Hollywood agent who will speak about the process of turning books into movies.
The event is free and open to the public. I've been busy coordinating nearly 260 volunteers and we're expecting at least one busload and attendees coming from all corners of the country. In all, we're anticipating around 3,000 attendees.
When attendees purchase books, at least 40% of each sale will go to literacy programs. This year's beneficiaries are the Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Robeson County, Communities In Schools of Robeson County and the Friends of the Robeson County Public Library.
For more information, please visit www.bookemnc.org - and follow our blog at www.bookemnc.blogspot.com.