Award-Winning Author and Inspirational Speaker, Tom North, to Make Special Appearance at National CASA Annual Conference
May 14, 2014
True North Productions announces that award-winning author and inspirational speaker, Tom North, will make a special appearance at the National Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Annual Conference which is being held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine Texas, June 7 – 10, 2014.
A special opportunity to meet and hear from Tom North, author of True North – The Shocking Truth about “Yours, Mine and Ours”, will take place on Sunday, June 8th at 1:00 p.m. immediately following the general session. Copies of his book will be available for purchase at the official conference bookseller and will be signed at the meet and greet. With every purchase of True North – The Shocking Truth about “Yours, Mine and Ours”, True North Productions will donate 10% of the retail price to National CASA.
In his new book, North tells the true story of how he survived growing up in the family made famous by the movie Yours, Mine and Ours, starring Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. He reveals that the story-tale family was in reality wracked with child abuse, sexual abuse and domestic violence. “After having grown up in an environment of child abuse and domestic violence while having to bear the added burden of covering it all up because we were a famous family, I suffered from the effects that are well-documented. My life was a mess. I was depressed, sick, angry, withdrawn and I made poor lifestyle decisions. I understand the challenges these children face and the need for dedicated CASA volunteers who will provide stability in their lives.”
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North has recently become an official supporter of the organization and its work to put caring adult volunteers in the lives of abused and neglected children. He states, “I am proud to be supporting National CASA and I encourage all readers and followers to make a difference in the lives of abused and neglected children. Only by working together will we reach our goal of serving every child who needs a CASA volunteer.”
Today, North is dedicated to raising awareness about child abuse and domestic violence, through sharing his story and supporting organizations like National CASA that are standing up for children’s rights to be safe and loved. Michael Piraino, CEO of National CASA, said, “Reading Tom’s book and hearing Tom talk about his own experiences reinforces CASA’s mission that we can positively change the lives of abused and neglected children as long as we continue to have compassionate and caring adults come forward and do something to help.”
In addition to donating to National CASA for Children, North is supporting local CASA programs as a guest speaker. He recently was a keynote speaker at the CASA Voices for Children fundraising luncheon in Monterey, California, made a special presentation to Marin Advocates for Children CASA, and is scheduled to keynote the Reno, Nevada CASA fundraising event in 2015.
True North – The Shocking Truth about “Yours, Mine and Ours” has won a Living Now Award Gold Medal, is Recommended Reading by the Washington Times, has garnered rave reviews by Writer’s Digest and is an Amazon Best Seller. Tom North appears on radio and television programs, and is a keynote speaker at organizations, colleges, universities and conferences.
About National CASA for Children
The National CASA Association is a network of 933 programs that are recruiting, training and supporting volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. Volunteers stay with each case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA volunteer will be the one constant adult presence in their lives.