True crime author brings story of sexual predator John Gardner to Fallbrook
Fallbrook’s Writers Read will feature best-selling author Caitlin Rother at its November 14 free monthly reading of poetry and prose.
Rother will read from and discuss her controversial true-crime thriller, “Lost Girls,” the story of the rape and murder of local teenagers Amber Dubois and Chelsea King by John Gardner.
The reading, hosted by the Café des Artistes, begins at 6 p.m. with open mic for poetry and prose.
“Lost Girls” chronicles the quest to identify King’s murderer, which ultimately led authorities to Gardner and then Dubois. Rother examines the systemic failures that allowed a convicted sex offender to remain at large, without treatment, putting the entire community at risk. The author also reflects on the ways the Gardner case will forever change how we consider convicted sex offenders.
"Lost GIrls" and several of Rother's other books will be available for sale and signing by the author.
Entrance to the Café des Artistes is from the rear parking lot, off Alvarado Street, behind the Fallbrook Art Center at 103 South Main. The Café opens at 5:30, with a special supper menu available for those who would like to dine. For dinner reservations, call 760-728-3350. The reading is 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Coming to Fallbrook’s Writers Read on December 12: The Gift of Words, an all-open mic night for sharing favorite writings.
For more information, contact Kit-Bacon Gressitt at 760-522-1064 or email@example.com, or visit the Writers Read page at www.ExcuseMeImWriting.com.