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Author Cara Brookins to Speak at WTAMU

April 24, 2017

CONTACT:    Andrea Porter, 806-651-2038, aporter@wtamu.edu    

COPY BY:     Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129, rmcdonald@wtamu.edu

Author Cara Brookins to Speak at WTAMU


CANYON, Texas—West Texas A&M University will welcome author and motivational speaker Cara Brookins as the keynote speaker for the West Texas Writers’ Academy Writers’ Roundup dinner on Monday, June 5.  Brookins’ memoir, Rise, how a House Built a Family, details how she and her children left a traumatic situation and built a house from the ground up with their own hands. 

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a book signing by authors from across the nation who are attendingCara Brookins the Writers’ Academy at WTAMU. Authors will include New York Times bestselling author Jodi Thomas, Reader’s Digest Select author Timothy Lewis, USA Today Bestselling author Bethany Claire, and Harlequin author and Bestselling hybrid author of Contemporary and Historical Romance Jolene Navarro. Readers will find books of various genres from romance to western to thriller. Authors will sell their books and talk to readers until 7 p.m.

Dinner and remarks from author Timothy Lewis will begin at 7 p.m. with Brookins taking the stage at 7:30 p.m. 

Brookins’ story is sure to inspire the audience. After escaping two abusive marriages, Brookins was in desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one. So she did something incredible. Equipped with only YouTube videos and a 9-month bank loan, Brookins built her own house—all 3,500 square feet of it—from the foundation to the roof (and everything in between) with a work crew made up of her kids. The completed house has five bedrooms, a three-car garage, a shop and even a two-story tree house.

Rise is Brookins first work of non-fiction. Other books written by Brookins include Little Boy Blu, Timeshifters triology—Mark of the Centipede, Mark of the Serpent and Mark of the Spider— Gadget Geeks, Doris Free: A Harvest of Friends, Doris Free and Treasure Quest.

The Writers’ Roundup dinner is open to the public. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased with advance reservations by calling 806-651-2037 through May 26. For more information, call Education on Demand at 806-651-2037.



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on 5.5.2017

Great and your work are really inspire the others