Author Martha Grimes Donates Book Proceeds to PCRM
Best-selling writer Martha Grimes, author of the internationally popular Richard Jury murder mystery series, is generously donating a portion of the royalties from her new novel, Dakota, to PCRM. Ms. Grimes spoke to PCRM supporters and book lovers at book signings in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.
Dakota is the story of Andi Oliver, a young woman who takes a job at a massive pig-farming facility in North Dakota. As she uncovers the dark truth about the slaughterhouse, Andi must contend with two men who are on her trail. The book offers a searing indictment of cruelty to animals on modern factory farms.
Ms. Grimes discussed and signed Dakota on February 19 at Book Soup in Los Angeles and on February 26 at Olsson’s bookstore in Washington, D.C. PCRM president Dr. Neal Barnard joined Ms. Grimes at the D.C. event to discuss vegetarian diets and factory farming.
While readers of Dakota had already learned about the cruelty that takes place on factory farms, Dr. Barnard explained that meaty diets are also hard on health. People who follow plant-based diets have lower rates of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer than meat-eaters.