Sunday, October 21, 2007


Yesterday I participated in Star-Lit 2007. Star-Lit is a fundraiser for the Dallas Bethlehem Center, a non-profit organization that provides South Dallas children with a positive environment for growth through pre-K and after-school care. Friday the Star-Lit authors visited the center. The director, Hope Wharton, gave us a tour of the center and later we read our books to the kids. The visit gave a deeper meaning to the next day's event.

Star-Lit was a hit. Over 700 people attended. They got to meet Brian Collier, Greg and Cynthia Leitich Smith, Laura Numeroff, Will Hillenbrand, Tracy Dockray, Kim Brown and more. Jeff Morton, the volunteers and underwriters deserve all the glory. Their hard work made this celebration of words possible. Thank you for letting me be a part of STAR-LIT again. And as an awesome bonus, my cousin Kay and her daughter, Taylor showed up. We'd never met, but Kay's grandmother and my grandfather are siblings. Kay grew up in Forest Hill, Louisiana, my emotional home.

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