Local Environmental Activist Pens Novel Based On Her Fight
The industrial pollution spewing near Midlothian and blowing across North Texas is all too familiar to Fort Worth Weekly readers.
“When my son became ill, I was convinced the toxic waste being dumped near our home was the cause,” Allred said in a press release. “When I brought my concerns to the local politicians, they introduced me to the loopholes that allow toxic waste to be dumped in our back yards. I hate loopholes.”
Allred is a wife, mother, former U.S. Olympic bobsled champion, black belt, and author who has made numerous trips to Washington, D.C. to speak before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and to meet with politicians.
“The competitive beast in me came out when certain senators refused to talk to me because they were taking money from the polluters,” she said.
Damaged Goods is currently on sale through The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House, and will be available via major online retailers on Oct. 11.