Meet local author Brandon Stogsdill at 7 p.m. on March 10 at Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Road S.W.
Stogsdill discusses the true life events written about in his book “The Boy with the Gun: From Incarceration to Higher Education.” He went from being a troubled kid and imprisoned felon to a college graduate, successful counselor and author.
At 17, he was arrested, tried as an adult for assault with a deadly weapon and sentenced to four years in prison.
While in prison, Stogsdill vowed to change. He chose education over crime and action sports over fights.
When he was released from prison, Stogsdill enrolled in college and began a career in psychology. Today he works as a youth mental health counselor.
While growing up in Tacoma, snowboarding and racing BMX bikes made Stogsdill feel truly alive. He now introduces young kids with mental health issues to action sports and makes a difference for others.
Free event sponsored by FRIENDS of Lakewood Library.