This past Saturday the authors of DSRA sponsored three events open to the public. The morning began with DIY Self-Publishing Toolkit, a workshop presented by a panel of authors and PR professionals including: Delilah Devlin, Voirey Linger, Myla Jackson/Elle James, Shayla Kersten, and Kelli Reep.
Local media and TV interviews drew a crowd of people interested in writing.
The workshop was followed by a presentation by Tanya Smith of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. The refuge was chosen by DSRA this year for a fundraising event. DSRA sponsored the publishing of two anthologies of fiction stories about wild animals. Sales of the books (WILD AT HEART vol 1 & 2) benefit the refuge’s efforts to provide a sanctuary for rescued exotic animals.
Following the presentation, several of the authors included in the anthology were on hand at Oceans Restaurant for a book signing, also benefitting the refuge.
Proceeds from the successful event totaled nearly $1000 for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge.