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Leigh M. Rose at the 2013 Kentucky Book Fair

Leigh joined nearly 200 authors and other artists in signing books at the 2013 Kentucky Book Fair at the Frankfort Convention Center, an event which grossed nearly $145,000, much of which is donated to Kentucky libraries, schools and literacy programs.

"It's truly a honor to participate in this event," Leigh said, "which is not only important for book-lovers but also vital in supporting literacy in Kentucky."

"There are no downsides to a book fair," said Kentucky Book Fair president Carl West, longtime editor of the Frankfort State Journal. "Publishers make money, authors meet their readers – and the Kentucky Book Fair gives away its profits to public libraries that need it. Everybody goes home a winner.”

Other authors featured at this year's event included Sue Grafton, Wendell Berry and Bobbie Ann Mason.

In the words of organizers, the book fair is designed to

Below are pictures of Leigh at the 2013 event.