Saturday, July 8th, the not-for-profit organization, Healing With Words coordinated an author book signing and sale at the Par-A-Dice Hotel. The event, Writers On The River (WOTR) raised over $7,500 for two charities—Thistle Farms out of Nashville, TN and The Center for Prevention of Abuse in Peoria, IL. Event attendees and authors were also asked to donate household items for The Center for Prevention of Abuse. WOTR is estimating a value of $500 in goods donated to the Peoria, IL facility.

Writers On The River is an author signing and book sale, featuring over 70+ romance authors at the Par-A-Dice Hotel, 21 Blackjack Blvd in East Peoria. This event is hosted by Healing With Words and will return on July 21st, 2018.


Healing With Words is a not for profit established for healing survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking, and prostitution. We feel the best way to spread love is to share the love of reading. Through the written word, persons can find an escape and a form of entertainment. Our mission is to bring together readers, authors, and survivors in a positive manner that affects change and relief from negative influences. Healing With Words was established by: Angie Stanton, Melinda Huff-Bones, Jillian Jacobs, and Anya Breton.




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