The Rising Star Sports Ranch will be hosting the second annual Author Palooza on April 8 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom at 333 N. Sandhill Blvd. and promises to showcase over 70 authors from around the country, including local authors. A purchase of any book will entitle the buyer to a raffle ticket for a number of prizes.

The event will continue with a Meet and Greet Reception of wine and hors d’oeuvres. For a $10 donation, people will be able to talk with the authors more at the Seasons Ultra Lounge inside the Eureka Casino, 275 Mesa Blvd.

All proceeds from the authors’ booths and the Meet and Greet will benefit Mesquite Reads, which is a summer program that helps elementary students reach a higher reading level.

For more information, contact Roo Arledge at 702-406-3406.