Darcy Leech ’08 will speak at Bethany College on April 27 at 2:30-3:45 p.m. in the Mabee Welcome Center Board Room. Leech is the author of “From My Mother,” a memoir of growing up with a brother and mother who suffered from chronic illness.

Her program will focus on the very active marketing role required of authors publishing in this digital information age. She will talk about what she learned in this regard since publishing her book last spring, and share strategies with other aspiring writers. The program is free and open to the public.

Born into a family ravaged by genetic disease, in “From My Mother,” Leech shares a coming of age story as much about beginnings as endings in exploring the life lessons learned in losing her brother and mother to myotonic muscular dystrophy. Leech narrates a moving meditation of the enduring mysteries of what dorman