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Local Authors Read From Their Favorite Kids’ Books 

(SAN DIEGO, CALIF. –  August 7, 2019) —Local authors and Traveling Stories will hold a collaborative event on Saturday, August 10 at The Book Catapult bookstore. Traveling Stories empowers kids to outsmart poverty by helping them fall in love with reading. This event brings writers together in support of a great mission!

Participating authors have selected the children’s stories that had the greatest impact on them and will read these aloud during the event. The authors have also purchased $1,700 of children’s books through The Book Catapult, which will be donated to Traveling Stories to be given to children in need across San Diego County.  They will also be reading their favorite children’s stories. 

“This is a chance to connect with notable authors and discover the children’s books that inspired them,” said Traveling Stories Founder & CEO Emily Moberly. “It’s going to be so much fun for readers of all ages!”

Author and event organizer, Carl Vonderau, said that it wasn’t hard to convince the others to participate.

“As writers, we grew up loving books,” said Vonderau. “Traveling Stories plants that same seed in kids. Lifelong reading is not only a joy but the key to avoiding poverty. How could we not support that?”

Participating authors: 

  • Kathy Krevat is the author of the GOURMET CAT MYSTERY series featuring cat food chef Colbie Summers and her demanding cat Trouble, the culinary muse behind her recipes. She also writes the bestselling CHOCOLATE COVERED MYSTERY series under the name Kathy Aarons. 
  • Susan Meissner is a USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction with more than half a million books in print in fifteen languages. Meissner will be reading the Lamb Slide. 
  • Matt Coyle is the author of the Rick Cahill series of detective novels. WRONG LIGHT, his latest book, is a finalist for both The Shamus Award and the San Diego Book Award. Coyle will be reading from a selection of Dr. Seuss books. 
  • Carl Vonderau, recently 1st time published author. His book, MURDERABILIA, published by Midnight Ink on July 8. He is a partner at Social Venture Partners and on the Traveling Stories consulting team. Vonderau will read the Mysterious Tadpole. 

This free family event will be held on Saturday, August 10 starting at 3:00 pm at The Book Catapult on 3010 Juniper Street in South Park. 

Traveling Stories is a 501(c)3 nonprofit empowering kids to outsmart poverty by falling in love with reading by the 4th grade. To learn more about Traveling Stories and its programs visit


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