Kay Kellam seems to be off to a good start
in her writing career. But she hasn't forgotten her roots and will
be in Sherman Monday to thank her college professors for their help
in reaching her goal as well as meet with others who share her
passion for England's royal family.
Kellam graduated from Austin College in
1995 as a communications arts major and is now enjoying the success
of her first novel, "A Life to Di For." The book explores
the life and death of Princess Diana and how that life will affect
future generations. It was reviewed by Webmaster Denise Montgomery
and is being featured on the website "Princess Diana Shopping
Montgomery, a college librarian, gave
Kellam a five-star status -- the only author on whom Montgomery
bestowed the rating. "Tthe story itself is so compelling that
you won't put it down till it's finished. What's more, it doesn't
have any loose ends or implausible motives or events," were
some of the comments Montgomery gave to Bernardo Press which
published the novel.
The 25-year-old writer traveled to London
several times and had the opportunity to explore the Kensington
Palace neighborhood and other areas frequented by Diana. Her
interest in the royal family and Diana resulted in a project that
began as a short story the day after the princess was killed and was
completed before the funeral. After setting the work aside for a
year, Kellam opted to lengthen the story. It was released on the
second anniversary of Princess Diana's death.
Persons interested in Diana are encouraged
to discuss her life and death with Kellam from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
and 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Monday outside the Austin College