Amanda Kyle Williams is a talented author, animal activist, and dyslexic. Amanda will share her journey from being a struggling reader to a full-time writer. A journey made difficult by educators who were not prepared to recognize her dyslexia or instruct her in a way that fit her learning style. Amanda quit school at 16 years old. Terms like “slow”, “stupid”, and “doesn’t apply herself” were the every day norm until she was diagnosed with dyslexia at age 22 and finally given the tools to do what she had never been able to do – read. If one teacher, just one, had understood Amanda’s dyslexia her school experience would have been dramatically different.
Amanda’s books are thrilling and her personal story is fascinating. Join us on March 10th with the Georgia Center for the Book at the Decatur Public Library. In addition to Amanda’s engaging presentation there will be sweet treats from Sweet N' Sinful Bakery and a silent auction which includes a chance to have YOUR name used as a character in Amanda’s next book! Additional auction items include: $250 Gift Certificate to Take Me Out Tickets, $500 Gift Certificate from CertaPro Painters of Atlanta, a Session with Amy Gibbons Photography, A gift basket from Cakes and Ale, and MORE!