SOURCE: Author Monica Holloway

Author Monica Holloway

March 19, 2012 07:30 ET

Autism Memoir Author to Emcee National Literacy Conference

Monica Holloway to Emcee National Center for Family Literacy Annual Conference and Introduce Keynote Speaker 'Marley & Me' Author Josh Grogan

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2012) - Family literacy advocate and critically acclaimed memoir author Monica Holloway will emcee the 21st National Conference on Family Literacy, hosted by the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), on Monday, March 26, 2012, beginning at 8 a.m. at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, located at 1380 Harbor Island Drive in San Diego, CA.

Holloway, a National Center for Family Literacy Advisory Board Member, will emcee the event leading up to keynote speaker Josh Grogan, author of Marley and Me.

NCFL's National Conference on Family Literacy is the largest and most comprehensive event, which draws over 1,200 educators, community leaders, philanthropists and government officials dedicated to family literacy.

"NCFL is an organization very dear to my heart, and this conference is their greatest annual event to spread awareness on literacy and its impact on family," says Holloway.

The event will take place from March 25 to March 27. Registration is now available.

For more information on the conference, visit the website at or the event brochure at

For media inquiries, including interview requests with Holloway, contact Jess Block, Media Relations, at 909-706-8525 or

ABOUT MONICA HOLLOWAY: Monica Holloway is the bestselling author of Cowboy & Wills, a Mother's Choice Award's Gold recipient, and the critically acclaimed author of the memoir Driving With Dead People, described by Newsweek as "unforgettable," Glamour christened "a classic," and the Washington Post deemed "irresistible." Holloway lives with her son Wills, 14, and husband Michael Price, Co-Executive Producer of The Simpsons, in Sherman Oaks, CA.

ABOUT COWBOY AND WILLS: A remarkable memoir about overcoming adversity, Cowboy and Wills tells the story of the golden retriever puppy who changed Monica Holloway's disabled son's life by becoming his very first friend and coaxing him out into the world. Cowboy and Wills is published by Simon and Schuster and was released in 2009.

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