James Patterson-Walking the Walk

James Patterson is a hero to the literary cause. I’m sure by now you have heard of Mr. Patterson’s generous gift of $1,000,000 to Indie bookstores. He is being called “Daddy Warbucks”, and I think it is appropriate, don’t you? A million dollars of Patterson’s own money will help expand literacy outreach programs, and be distributed to 50 bookstores. This gift will allow something close to my heart, the continuation of these businesses. I, for one, would be lost without the feel of paper in hand.

I can only hope that other successful authors will follow in Patterson’s footsteps. In a changing world, it is up to all of us to keep literacy alive. I wonder who will be next to contribute coffers to keep the dream alive?

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