On Saturday night, June 15, at a dinner sponsored by the Georgia Writers Association, I was named Georgia Author of the Year for COMMITTEE OF ONE. I am so thrilled that Leila’s story and the stories of the refugees whose lives she has changed are being recognized. It’s a gift beyond price. And to add more joy, I’ve connected the Director of the Alif Institute to the Deputy Director of the Georgia Council for International Visitors so they can partner for a lecture series by incoming experts and leaders from every part of the world. Take a look at both on the web.