LOCAL AUTHORS MIKE CONKLIN AND MITCH ENGEL AT LAKE FOREST BOOK STORE

Mike Conklin and Mitch Engel join us at Lake Forest Book Store to present their new book chronicling the extraordinary achievements of a Tanzanian school for the physically handicapped. 

MIRACLES BY THE MOUNTAIN: THE STORY OF FARAJA SCHOOL
Faraja Fund Foundation (February 1, 2021)  $49.00
 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

at Lake Forest Book Store

Books will be available for purchase and signing

Please RSVP for this free event at 847-234-4420

Refreshments will be served

Miracles by the Mountain: The Story of Faraja Primary School is a beautiful book that describes the miraculous events that came together for the school to materialize 20 years ago and the success stories that continue to unfold there. It is a testament to the vision and love of Don and Joann Tolmie. Authors Mitch Engel and Mike Conklin agreed that “Faraja is a feel-good story that needed to be told.” In the book they share stories about the Faraja students whose lives have been forever changed by this remarkable school founded in love and grace and still operating according to these same qualities.The photos are both breath-taking and heart-warming and readers should never again doubt the huge impact that can be made by humble individuals with noble intentions. The authors have donated the book & all proceeds to The Faraja Fund Foundation.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Mike Conklin started his media career at a small-town weekly newspaper, graduated to local dailies and broadcasting, before making a long stop at the Chicago Tribune, as a beat reporter, columnist, and syndicated feature writer. He has written for the New York Times, a variety of magazines, reviewed books, and taught communication and writing in the U.S. and China. Mike now has turned his attention to fictional books, having just completed his third novel.

Mitch Engel headed up one of the nation's largest ad agencies at age 37, ran his own strategic consulting business, and eventually was lured into a senior executive position with a Fortune 500 company. After flunking retirement several times, he finally took residence behind his keyboard in 2007. Since then, he has written four novels, co-authored a fifth book, and co-created the content for a popular Chicago tourism app.

Event date: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
Lake Forest Book Store
662 N. Western Ave.
Lake Forest, IL 60045