Three notable authors will be speaking and sharing stories

Assistance League® of Ventura County is delighted to announce the authors that will be featured at the 25th Annual Authors Luncheon Celebration, which will be held on October 5, at Four Points by Sheraton in the Ventura Harbor. This annual fundraiser is held to raise money for the philanthropic programs B.U.F.F.Y. Bear, Operation School Bell®, Girls Club/Teen Club, and the Assistance League School.

Three notable authors from different genres will be speaking and sharing stories about their lives and their craft. Peter Sexton, Jane Sweetland, and Frans Vischer.

Peter Sexton: An award-winning writer and musician, and a life-long fan of the short story form, he can usually be found at one of his favorite coffee joints, writing a new story freehand, or in his office working on his next novel.

Books: Shelter from the Storm and Fatally Haunted

Jane Sweetland: A former Dean and Associate Vice President at California State University, Channel Islands, she has achieved a veritable bouquet of degrees. An avid reader, relentless researcher, and unrepentant eavesdropper, she marvels at the stories that make up our lives.

Books: Boxcar Diplomacy: Two Trains that Crossed an Ocean and Sons at War

Frans Vischer: Born in Holland, he immigrated to America with his family when he was eleven years old. Speaking no English, his drawings helped him communicate. As an adult, he was hired by the Walt Disney Company, where he worked on many animated feature films. Telling his kids silly bedtime stories inspired Frans to write and illustrate children’s books.

Books: Fuddles, A Very Fuddles Christmas, Fuddles and Puddles, and Jimmy Dabble

For more information or to purchase tickets to the event, please visit or call 805-643-2458. With your support, Assistance League is “Transforming Lives, Strengthening Community.”

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