University Alumnus, Filmmaker Launches National Book Tour, Mentoring Project

Published: July 29, 2013

University Alumnus, Filmmaker Launches National Book Tour, Mentoring Project

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas- Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi alumnus e.E. (Eunice) Charlton- Trujillo, who has finished publishing her third, award-winning book Fat Angie is promoting her book on a national tour and mentoring youth around the country.  Her first stop on the tour was Portland, Ore., followed by Salt Lake City, Utah; and Laramie, Wyo.

Charlton-Trujillo explains that the unconventional book tour is focused more on the mentoring workshops with the core ideals of, “Fat Angie,” rather than trying to sell the book.

“Today’s society is tough on kids,” said Charlton-Trujillo. “Kids want to hear about things that can get better now, not someday. That’s what we hope to accomplish during this book tour.  I want them to know that they can belong while talking with other kids like them.”

While traveling, Charlton-Trujillo will be filming a full-length promotional documentary, “At-Risk Summer.” She will focus on the youth and the struggles of bullying in today’s society, while offering free mentoring geared toward all youth who are struggling with any type of acceptance issues.

Charlton-Trujillo graduated in 1998 from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with a Bachelor of Arts in English. In 2003, she received a master’s degree in Filmmaking from Ohio University.  For more information on her book tour, go to


Photo Credit: Sondra K. McClendon