Millikin welcomes New York Times Bestselling Author Sarah Burleton
’05 Nov. 12
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[November 05, 2014]
- Millikin University welcomes alumna and New York Times Bestselling
Author Sarah Burleton ’05 back to campus for a speaking engagement
on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The presentation,
free and open to the public, will take place in Lower Richards Treat
University Center on Millikin’s campus.
Sarah Burleton currently speaks out for children who
are trapped in the family secret of abuse as well as adults that
grew up in that environment.
Written in 2010, Burleton’s first book “Why Me?” is an eye-opening
account into the hidden world of child abuse. “Why Me?” spent an
astounding 26 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller E-book
Non-Fiction list, two weeks on the USA Today Bestseller list, and
debuted at No. 9 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list.
Burleton made history as the first self-published non-fiction e-book
author to ever make the New York Times Bestseller list.
Burleton has since written two other e-books, “What It Is,” in 2011
about coping with child abuse as an adult and “Anorexic Annie” in
2012 about her struggle with an eating disorder.
David Pelzer, New York Times Bestselling author says, “It is my hope
that Sarah’s message of strength over adversity will inspire others
to achieve greatness as well.”
In a bid to spread the message of child abuse prevention, Burleton
has partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Illinois and travels the
state giving speeches and conducting workshops. Burleton also
volunteers at the Macon County Child Advocacy Center.
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As part of her presentation on Nov. 12, Burleton will discuss
her childhood abuse; share with educators and others on how to
be aware of signs of abuse and what to do about it; why she
decided to write a book, her process for self-publishing and how
she earned a spot on the New York Times Bestseller’s list; and
what she has been working on lately.
A Q&A session will be held following her presentation as well as
a book signing, and a closing ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Due to the
serious nature of her topic, Burleton recommends audiences for
her presentation to be adults 18 years and older.
Burleton’s appearance was made possible by a collaborative
effort of Millikin University’s School of Education, PACE
Office, and Alumni and Development Office.
[Media Relations, Millikin