Romance Writers of America is pleased to announce that the 2017 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing raised $44,163.59 on behalf of ProLiteracy Worldwide and the Florida Literacy Coalition! This amount includes funds raised at the July 29 signing in Orlando, as well as money raised during the Chapter Challenge, which will go directly to the National Book Fund. Congratulations to OCC RWA for raising $490, the most of all participating chapters! Additionally, Sherrilyn Kenyon and St. Martin's Press have graciously agreed to donate a portion of the sales from Kenyon's Dragonsworn launch party that immediately followed the Literacy Autographing, with books sold by Books-a-Million.
According to ProLiteracy, the amount donated from the "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing over the years has helped 40,000 adults learn to read, and this year ProLiteracy recognized this accomplishment by honoring RWA with their President's Award. Thanks to all who have helped the organization contribute to this worthy cause.