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Book Signing for Vanessa Gilmore

January 28, 2014
5:00 p.m. CST

Please join Vanessa Gilmore for a book signing event where she will read from her new book,
"Lynn's Angels - The True Story of E. Lynn Harris and the Women Who Loved Him".
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An article from

Remembering E. Lynn Harris: 'I Can't Believe My Brother Is Gone'
Posted: JULY 24, 2009 by As told to Kenya N. Byrd

Through tearful conversation filled with some laughter of her fond memories, the Houston-based United States District Judge Vanessa Gilmore, who has known her beloved friend E. Lynn Harris since 1977, remembers her brother and godfather to her 8-year-old son Sean Harrison Gilmore.

I can't believe my brother is gone. He was generous to a fault. We met in 1977 when he came to Houston to visit his friend who was in a buyer's training program with me down in Houston. We've been friends ever since. The moment I decided to adopt my son Sean Harrison (his middle name is after Lynn) and become a single mom, Lynn told me, "I'm going to be there for you whenever you need me." So I said, "Why don't you move to Houston and help me out?" And just like that, he did. He moved right down the street from us! Whenever I needed a babysitter or someone to simply hear me out, Lynn was there for me. He was such a positive role model for my son…

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