Author Pamela Sherrod to Attend Local Author Festival at Orlando Public Library

The Spring Local Authors Festival will take place on May 21, 2016 from 2-4pm in Orlando, FL.

Pamela Sherrod, author of the book Sammy Davis Jr.: The Writer Who Saved His Estate and the screenplay for the upcoming film A Detour to Mexico, announced today that she will be attending the Spring Local Authors Festival at the Orlando Public Library. The event will take place on May 21, 2016 from 2-4pm.

The Orlando Public Library regularly hosts Local Authors Festivals to support Central Florida authors. Other authors set to attend the event include Leslie Howe, Ed Wysocki, Paige Lavoie, Bianda Sombright, Dennis Wall, Michael Welch, and Joyce Gaines. Each author will have a table with books available for purchase and signing.

“It’s always an immense pleasure to get out in the community and talk with other readers and writers,” says Sherrod, “I’m particularly excited because the dream that Altovise Davis and I had to make Sammy’s story known is finally being realized.  And the fact that A Detour to Mexico is finally being made into a film holds a special place in my heart since Altovise and I always talked about instilling a love of education in children and encouraging them to aspire to greatness in their lives.”

Sammy Davis Jr.:The Writer Who Saved His Estate tells the story of how Pamela Sherrod unintentionally stumbled into the center of one of Hollywood’s longest and most vicious legal battles and played a vital role in the historic outcome of the Sammy Davis Jr. Estate. Sammy’s embattled estate teetered between the control of his wife – whose life was wracked by alcoholism – and the two men who were determined to seize it. The tragedies that followed would challenge, not only Sherrod’s faith in God, but the very essence of the work that she’d begun.

In 2005, when Sherrod partnered with Altovise Davis, Sammy Davis Jr.’s wife, to create inspirational and educational family films, they began to discuss the importance of education and goals of high achievement in children.  A Detour to Mexico tells the tale of an American family’s adventures while traveling to a talent competition in Mexico. While the family is comprised of truly gifted musicians, they find they must deal with unexpected challenges along the way.  A Detour to Mexico is a magical tale, an unforgettable story about the miracle of love and triumph over adversity.

At the Local Authors Festival, Pamela will have a table and be available to meet with readers and discuss both of her works.

The event will take place at the Orlando Public Library, which is located at 101 East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL 7323. Further information about the library can be found at

For additional information, please contact Kelsey McBride at Book Publicity Services at or 805.807.9027.

Source: Book Publicity Services