SOURCE: Author Monica Holloway

Author Monica Holloway

October 09, 2012 13:30 ET

Best-Selling Memoir Author Speaks on 'Overcoming Adversity With Grace' and 'Letting Shame Go' During October Book Readings/Signings

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 9, 2012) - Best-selling memoir author Monica Holloway, of Cowboy & Wills (Simon & Schuster) and contributor to Dancing at the Shame Prom: Sharing the stories that kept us small (Seal Press), will be speaking on 'overcoming adversity with grace' and 'letting shame go' throughout the month of October:

  • October 15, 2012, 5 to 7 p.m.
    Cowboy and Wills book reading and signing for Educator Appreciation Week
    Barnes & Noble, Riverside, CA
    10% of storewide purchases will be donated to the National Center for Family Literacy, if mentioned at checkout from October 15-20, 2012.

  • October 19, 2012, 1:15 to 2:45 p.m.
    Speaker and Cowboy & Wills signing
    National Association for Developmental Disabilities 29th Annual Conference
    Omni Interlocken Resort, Denver, CO

  • October 20, 2012, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Speaker and Cowboy & Wills signing
    Mother/Daughter Tea, to benefit Autism Speaks
    Northridge Center in the University Student Union at California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA

  • October 21, 2012, 4 to 8 p.m.
    Shame Prom Launch Party
    The Last Bookstore, Los Angeles, CA

  • October 24, 2012, 7 p.m.
    Shame Prom book reading and signing
    Book Soup, Hollywood, CA

Cowboy and Wills is the story of the puppy that changed Holloway's disabled son's life by becoming his first friend.

Holloway's Shame Prom chapter serves as a preview to her third book, slated for a late 2013 release.

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 and husband Michael Price, Co-Executive Producer of The Simpsons, in Sherman Oaks, CA.

ABOUT COWBOY AND WILLS: 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 & Schuster.

ABOUT DANCING AT THE SHAME PROM: Monica Holloway was one of 26 women to contribute to the anthology Shame Prom, offering their funny, sad, miraculous, life-changing, and jaw-dropping experiences, in the effort to help acknowledge and let go of shame.

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