Adult Literacy Advocates of Greater Baton Rouge, along with the LSU Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, will feature local authors Gary L. Stewart and Susan Mustafa and their book, “The Most Dangerous Animal of All,” at the 2015 An Evening with Great Authors fundraiser.
An Evening with Great Authors will be at 6 p.m. March 19 at LSU’s Dalton Woods Auditorium, within the School of the Coast and Environment. Proceeds from the event will benefit ALA’s students, programs and educational outreach services.
“The Most Dangerous Animal of All” details Stewart’s quest to find his birth father, whom, through extensive research, he came to believe is The Zodiac Killer, a notorious serial murderer who terrorized the San Francisco Bay area for years, a news release said.
The Zodiac Killer’s identity has never been officially confirmed.
Stewart and Mustafa will describe the process of researching and writing the book, and Stewart will share updates about what has happened since he published the book, including meetings he has had with the San Francisco Police Department to share his discoveries, the news release said.
Tickets are $20 per person, but students with a valid ID can purchase tickets for $5, and senior citizens, ages 65 and up, can purchase tickets for $10.
Attendees can purchase tickets at the door, but because seating is limited, attendees are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for companies, the release said. Information about the sponsorship levels and benefits included with each is available at www.adultliteracyadvocates.org.
At the author event, LSU’s Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi will collect books to donate to South Louisiana Teach for America. Guests are asked to donate new or gently used books.
Stewart earned his bachelor of science degree from LSU, and is vice president of Delta Tech Service of Louisiana. Ten years ago, Stewart began writing a journal, chronicling every detail of his search for his father and his own identity, and the heartbreaking discoveries he makes along the way, the release said.
That journal served as the basis for “The Most Dangerous Animal of All,” a New York Times bestseller. Stewart lives in Louisiana with his wife, Kristy, and son, Zach.
Mustafa is an award-winning author and journalist, the release said. In addition to Susan’s latest release, “The Most Dangerous Animal of All,” she is also the co-author of “Dismembered,” written with Sue Israel, which chronicles the story of serial killer Sean Vincent Gillis, a Louisiana killer who confessed to the brutal murders and mutilations of eight women; and “Blood Bath,” about the life and crimes of serial killer Derrick Todd Lee, linked by DNA to the murders of seven Louisiana women. “Blood Bath” was written with Special Prosecutor Tony Clayton and Israel. Mustafa lives in Louisiana with her husband Scott.