English Professors Kimmel, Reyer, and Wahlstrom will assist the Department of Business in hosting The Patricia Adams Lecture Series speaker on October 17 and 18. Novelist Donna VanLiere became a best-selling author with her first book, The Christmas Shoes (2001). Her success continued when her first three "Christmas-themed" novels became TV-movies. Her writing includes several genres; she has written an autobiography, co-authored non-fiction, and scripted for the media. During her appearance on the Heidelberg campus, VanLiere will speak to students from across the disciplines, but the English majors will benefit from her insights on developing creative ideas and learn how she utilizes social media to reach a wider audience.