Author Dawn Alexis Anderson will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Acorn Books, 1030 Forrest Ave., Suite 1140, Dover.

Author Dawn Alexis Anderson will speak at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Acorn Books, 1030 Forrest Ave., Suite 1140, Dover.

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Marie Shane, owner of Acorn Books, invited Anderson who is a motivational speaker and a survivor of domestic violence. She will speak for 30 minutes regarding her experiences with domestic violence and give a personal account of her journey and struggles to success.

She will also hold a meet and greet in the books store lobby following her message. Her latest book, "The Healer of Them All," will be on hand for purchase.