“Tierrasanta Talks” Adventure with Survivor, Author, and Journalist Sandra Millers Younger
in support of Tierrasanta Village of San Diego
Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6:30pm
Community Room, SDA Church
11260 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92124
Cost: $10 per person (includes donation to TVSD)
About the Event
What San Diegan will ever forget the devastating 2003 Cedar Fire, now legendary as the largest wildfire in California history, and perhaps the first time that Tierrasantans were ever forced to mandatorily evacuate their homes.
As we once again approach Santa Ana season and California continues to experience drought and climate change, thoughts of catastrophic fires are never far from our minds.
In our next “Tierrasanta Talks,” author Sandra Millers Younger will share how she learned, the hard way, about the importance of fire safety and emergency preparedness.
Ten years after losing her home, and nearly her life, in the historic fire, Sandra chronicled her personal experience in her 2013 memoir, The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California's Epic Cedar Fire.
Her story was featured in the March 2015 NBC Dateline special, "Escape: The Great California Fire," but you will want to hear from her firsthand, as well as from retired Cal Fire Deputy Chief Kelly Zombro, also featured in the Dateline special, to learn what you can do, now, to protect your home and your loved ones.
About the Author
Sandra Millers Younger grew up in the South where people still swap stories over fried chicken, apple pie and sweet tea. At the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Syracuse University, Sandra earned degrees in English and journalism.
She’s since told thousands of stories as a journalist, culminating in her 2013 book, The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California's Epic Cedar Fire, featured in the March 2015 NBC Dateline special, "Escape: The Great California Fire."
Now, as founder and chief story strategist at Strategic Story Solutions, Sandra helps business leaders, speakers and other changemakers on the journey from survival to significance find the meaning, message and mission hiding in their own stories.
Her book, The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California's Epic Cedar Fire, will be available for purchase and signing at the event, or may be pre-ordered below and delivered at the event.
Please note that no physical tickets will be issued. Due to the special nature of this event, no refunds are available after September 15, 2015, or for no-shows. Only books pre-purchased below or at the event will be eligible for signing.
Books will be available at the event for purchase and signing, or pre-order a signed copy of The Fire Outside My Window: A Survivor Tells the True Story of California’s Epic Cedar Fire to be delivered at the event: