CALM — Child Abuse Listening Mediation — is a charity that works hard to protect the most vulnerable among us. These folks do good work, and have for a long time. Every year, they hold an authors’ luncheon in Santa Barbara to raise funds. This year, I’m happy that I’ll be one of the authors attending.
28th Annual Celebrity Authors’ Luncheon
10 a.m. Saturday, March 8
Fess Parker’s DoubleTree Resort, 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, California
Tickets are $150, and if that sounds like a chunk, remember CALM’s mission:
“CALM was founded in 1970 to reach stressed parents before they hurt their children. CALM continues to be the only non-profit agency in Santa Barbara County focusing solely on preventing, assessing, and treating child abuse and family violence through comprehensive, cutting-edge programs. CALM offers children, families, and adults a safe, non-judgmental, caring, and strength-based environment to heal and increase family well being.”
I’ll be at the event, and so will Tim Conway, Lian Dolan, Margrit Biever Mondavi, and many other wonderful writers, including YA writer Valerie Hobbs.