S.A. Express-News Book & Author Luncheon Thursday features five authors, benefits CTRC


The 23nd Annual San Antonio Express-News Book & Author Luncheon benefits the Cancer Therapy & Research Center at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Over the past 22 years, this fundraiser has brought in more than $3.1 million for the CTRC Phase I Clinical Research Program. For more information: http://makelivesbetter.uthscsa.edu/bookauthor


Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 — 10 a.m. book sales begin and authors sign books. 11:30 a.m. luncheon program begins.


Marriott Rivercenter, 101 Bowie St.


Five prominent authors will entertain the luncheon audience with captivating and witty tales from their best-selling books.
Books are available for purchase, and the authors will autograph them.

The authors and their featured books are:

Hampton Sides, “In the Kingdom of Ice” – A Memphis native, he is editor-at-large for Outside magazine and author of the international bestseller “Ghost Soldiers,” which was the basis for the 2005 Miramax film The Great Raid. A graduate of Yale with a B.A. in history, he lives in New Mexico with his wife Anne and their three sons.

Terry Thompson-Anderson, “Texas on the Table” – A nine-page feature in a 1983 issue of Bon Appetit magazine brought her requests from across the country for consulting and a first book offer. She has since written seven cookbooks. She lives in Fredericksburg, where she launched a line of food products.

Dana Sullivan, “Kay Kay’s Alphabet Safari” – He was born in Los Angeles and has been drawing on scraps of paper and in the margins of math tests for as long as he can remember. Sullivan was the creative director at Costco Wholesale for 16 years until he realized he wasn’t being all that creative. He quit and became a full-time writer and illustrator of children’s books.

William D. Wittliff, “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy” – Wittliff is a distinguished photographer and writer whose photographs have been exhibited in the United States and abroad and are the subject of three books, “Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy,” “La Vida Brinca” and “A Book of Photographs from Lonesome Dove.” He also is a screenwriter and producer.

Debbie Macomber, “Love Letters” – Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and one of today’s most popular writers with more than 170 million copies of her books in print worldwide. Macomber’s novels have spent more than 750 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. Eight of these novels have hit the number one spot.


The Cancer Therapy & Research Center (CTRC) at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is one of the elite academic cancer centers in the country to be named a National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Cancer Center, and is one of only four in Texas. A leader in developing new drugs to treat cancer, the CTRC Institute for Drug Development (IDD) conducts one of the largest oncology Phase I clinical drug programs in the world, and participates in development of cancer drugs approved by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. For more information, visit www.ctrc.net.

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