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Kay's chicken book is funny and educational."
    W.B., Charlotte, NC
About Me
Shantala Kay Russell
Writer & Motivational Speaker
From Choral to Journalism-High School 1960's-10th Grade
I was very excited to be leaving Junior High and attending "real" High School. Even though the buildings were just across the street from each other.Everything was going fine until "Choral." My High School Counselor had put this elective on my schedule. Ok, I thought I'll give this a try. I tried my best for a whole week, but only succeeded in making a "joyful noise" and my Choral teacher kept pointing in my direction and saying someone is out of tune! I had a boyfriend a year older than me and a grade higher and I told him of my dilemma. He intervened and talked to his Journalism Teacher to see if I could get into the class (and leave Choral behind). The answer was yes. I was welcomed to the school newspaper staff "The Eagles Talon"and with a title to boot of "reporter." So this is how my writing all began! I still write much better than I sing!!!!

Thanks so much for Let Me Tell You About My Chickens. What a charming collection of stories!  My only close-up experience with chickens involved those poor chicks that were dyed and sold at Easter decades ago, but I may have to consider getting more involved with these noble birds.
Being a real dog lover, I especially enjoyed the chapter "Eggs are for dogs too, aren't they?" I could picture that little dog trying to help gather eggs.
Again, I'm thrilled to have won the book; it was a fun read.
   Book Winner, Augusta Literary Festival
My book "Let Me Tell You About My Chickens Volume 2
is available on

Kay's chicken book is funny and educational."
    W.B., Charlotte, NC

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