Author to Thank Professors at Austin College

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 Arcade."

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 cafeteria.

 

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