Thursday, June 30, 2011

Welcome to Book 'Em North Carolina's Blogspot!

Hello, everyone!

Thank you for dropping by Book 'Em North Carolina's new blogspot.

Book 'Em North Carolina is an innovative Writers Conference and Book Fair whose inaugural event is scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2012 at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, NC. We'll be bringing together approximately 75 authors under one roof to serve on panel discussions, provide solo talks and readings, and be available one-on-one to speak to fans.

They'll be selling and signing their books all day, and they've graciously agreed to donate a minimum of 40% of their book sales toward literacy campaigns.

Mark Kearney
Book 'Em is an outreach of The Book 'Em Foundation, whose slogan is "Buy a Book and Stop a Crook". The Foundation was co-founded by Waynesboro, Virginia Police Officer Mark Kearney and suspense/thriller author p.m.terrell. The mission of the Foundation is to raise public awareness of the link between high crime rates and high illiteracy rates.

Book 'Em North Carolina is hosted by Robeson Community College, Robeson County Arts Council, Communities In Schools, Friends of the Robeson County Public Library, the City of Lumberton and the Lumberton Visitors Bureau.

It is our goal to raise enough money through this one-day event to help fund an initiative to get books to children ages 1 through 5, to help provide funding to literacy campaigns in the Robeson County Public School system through Communities In Schools, and to help provide funding to adult literacy campaigns through the Robeson County Public Library.

This summer, we are concentrating on registering authors for the event, applying for grants and receiving sponsors.

Alot of exciting things are happening with Book 'Em North Carolina. I hope you'll choose to follow this page so you'll have information about the things we're planning. We will also be asking our registered authors to guest blog for us here.

In the meantime, please visit our website at!