For the first time, four nationally acclaimed authors and an executive editor are sharing the stage with two prominent medical authorities on Lyme for a firsthand account of the disease and its impact on peoples’ lives and livelihoods. Thursday, May 19, 2005, 7-10PM, the Lyme Disease Association (LDA) will host Literati with Lyme, a fundraising event at New York University, entitled “Writer’s Block of the Worst Kind.” The event is featuring Literati who have all had Lyme disease: Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club and movie); Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries series and movies); E Jean Carroll (advice columnist for Elle Magazine); Jordan Fisher Smith (Nature Noir: A Park Ranger’s Patrol in the Sierra); and Jennifer Weis (executive editor St. Martin’s Press).
NY Times bestselling author, Internationally acclaimed, Joy Luck Club (made into a movie), Kitchen God’s Wife, Hundred Secret Senses, Bonesetter’s Daughter, and Opposite of Fate, which contains a chapter on her own Lyme disease http://www.AmyTan.net
Meg Cabot #1 New York Times best selling author whose works include The Princess Diaries series, which were made into two hit movies http://www.megcabot.com
E Jean Carroll
Internationally known Elle Magazine advice columnist (Ask E Jean); author whose works include Hunter, Mr. Right, Right Now; Emmy nominated writer for Saturday Night Live; and co-founder of www.Greatboyfriends.com http://www.ejeanlive.com
Jordan Fisher Smith
Author whose new book, Nature Noir: A Park Ranger’s Patrol in the Sierra, sold out its first printing in a month, includes a chapter on his own Lyme disease http://www.naturenoir.com
Executive Editor St. Martin’s Press
Ms. Weis was editor for Pat Weintraubs book “Cure Unknown, Inside the Lyme “
Joined the Literati at a later date. She is a New York Times best selling author of the YaYa Sisterhood books: Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Little Altars Everywhere, Ya-Yas in Bloom, and The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder.
visit the Literati website http://www.Lymeliterati.org