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Education on Demand Writers Roundup
West Texas Writers' Academy June 6-10, 2016


Writers' Roundup Dinner

Rise How a House Built a Family

Monday, June 5, 2017

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Book Signing

7:00 p.m. Dinner Served

7:30 p.m.  Cara Brookins "Raise My Roof"

$35 per person

Book Signing authors will include

  • Jodi Thomas, New York Times bestselling author
  • Timothy Lewis, Reader’s Digest Select author
  • Bethany Claire, USA Today Bestselling author
  • Jolene Navarro, Harlequin author and Bestselling hybrid author of Contemporary and Historical Romance 
  • Cara Brookins, author and inspirational speaker
  • Lori Freeland, co-author of 21 Days of Grace
  • Rosa Latimer, author of the Harvey House series
  • and more, including authors writing various genres from romance to sci-fi to horror

Cara Brookins "Raise My Roof"

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.