I have been vegan for over 21 years and have dozens of vegan cookbooks. Yours is among my very favorites. I have always appreciated your work on behalf of animals. In particular, I remember one episode of Miss Match in which your Thanksgiving dinner table was set with all varieties of delicious foods--without a turkey or any other cruelty-based foods in sight!
I'm now writing you about an event that will take place in Minneapolis-St. Paul next year. As a member of a large and successful animal advocacy organization, Compassionate Action for Animals (, ), I'm on the planning committee for Twin Cities VegFest 2012, an event aimed at a mainstream audience that we expect will draw 1,500 to 2,000 people. That estimate is based on a similar event held annually in Madison, Wisconsin--a much smaller venue than the Twin Cities.
Here is the preliminary promotional text describing the event.
"Compassionate Action for Animals is hosting the first ever Twin Cities Veg Fest on July 14th, 2012. Twin Cities Veg Fest is for anyone and everyone - from vegetarians and vegans to omnivores! If you've ever thought about becoming vegetarian or are interested in reducing animal suffering, you'll love Twin Cities Veg Fest. Learn where your food comes from, how to be a healthy vegetarian or vegan, and why being compassionate benefits everyone. Plus you'll enjoy tons of free food samples and delicious vegan cuisine. Stay tuned for a list of speakers, exhibitors, and more information on Twin Cities Veg Fest!"
We were wondering if you would be willing to be a speaker at the conference, and promote "The Kind Diet" there as well. Your presence would have a great deal of positive impact on people who have never thought about becoming vegetarian or vegan.
I hope all is well with you and your new baby, and I look forward to hearing from you.