Author to speak at Sugar Grove UMC

By on March 5, 2009

Diane Mayer Christiansen, author of the young adult fantasy novel “Switcher,” will speak at the Sugar Grove United Methodist Church, 176 Main St., on Monday, March 9, at 7 p.m.

Mayer Christiansen is a strong advocate for children struggling with dyslexia. The undercurrent theme of her first novel is “Being different is just fine. In fact, it’s amazing.”

The public is invited to meet Diane and hear her talk about her personal struggle with the neurological disorder dyslexia, and the correlation between her feelings of not belonging with those of Samantha, the heroine of the book. She will also address the writing process and the road to publication.

For more information, call the church office at (630) 466-4501.