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Reading Between the Wines

William & Mary Mason School of Business - Miller Hall

Friday, October 11th at 6:00 PM


Join Deanna Raybourn, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Lady Julia Grey mysteries, at this year's Reading Between the Wines fundraiser. Enjoy scrumptious food, delicious wine, exciting live and silent auctions, and an entertaining presentation by Ms. Raybourn!


Deanna Raybourn is a 6th-generation native Texan. She graduated with a double major in English and history from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Married to her college sweetheart and the mother of one, Raybourn makes her home in Virginia. Her novels have been nominated for numerous awards including the Edgar, five RITAs, two RT Reviewers' Choice awards, the Agatha, two Dilys Winns, a Last Laugh, and three du Mauriers. Her Lady Julia Grey novels are currently in development as a television series in the UK and she launched a new Victorian mystery series with the 2015 release of A CURIOUS BEGINNING, featuring intrepid butterfly-hunter and amateur sleuth, Veronica Speedwell. Veronica's second adventure is A PERILOUS UNDERTAKING (January 2017), and book three, A TREACHEROUS CURSE, was published in 2018 and nominated for the Edgar Award. A DANGEROUS COLLABORATION was released in 2019. Further books in the Veronica Speedwell series are contracted through 2022.


All proceeds directly benefit Literacy for Life, a Williamsburg-based non-profit organization committed to engaging and empowering adults in our community through individualized education.


Each Year, with the help of more than 350 community volunteers, Literacy for Life helps over 900 adult learners set and reach their literacy goals, such as getting a driver's license, helping a child with homework, obtaining U.S. citizenship, earning industry-specific credentials, honing their job search skills, or preparing for the Virginia Placement Test in order to attend Thomas Nelson Community College. We encourage you to learn more about Literacy for Life at Literacyforlife.org.






Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor 

The Han Zhang & Jinlan Liu Foundation


Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor 



 Wine Sponsor 

Wilma and Mark Sharp


Speaker Sponsor 

Wendy and Paul Ruffle


 Silent Auction & Silver Sponsor

Jack and Terry Murphy


Live Auction & Paddle Raise Sponsor


 Hargrove Wealth Management

Group of

Wells Fargo Advisors




Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors!


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Bronze Sponsor



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