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Last Thursday, Katie Rose Guest Pryal, author of HOW TO STAY, the latest installment of the entire Hollywood Lights Series, co-hosted a book event at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill with two other authors—fellow members of the Tall Poppy Writers. Susan Shinn Turner of the Salisbury Post turned up to cover the event in part because Kristy Harvey is a hometown girl. What a great story. Read on for more

By Susan Shinn Turner For The Salisbury Post CHAPEL HILL — Kristy Woodson Harvey is a tad bit bossy.

That’s why the Salisbury native moderated a panel discussion Thursday evening with two fellow writers at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. Harvey, along with Katie Rose, Guest Pryal and Susan Bishop Crispell, are members of the Tall Poppy Writers, a group that works to unite authors with readers and support charitable causes.

The three all read from recent novels, and discussed how and why they write. They also take a lot of showers. …

The first question Harvey asked her colleagues: “When did you know you wanted to be a writer?”

“I always did, my whole life,” said Pryal of Chapel Hill, who writes the Hollywood Lights series. Yet a bad professor drove her away from fiction writing for years and years, she said. “A good teacher can make all the difference in the world.”…

Read on for more at the Salisbury Post website. Thank you, Susan, for your great coverage.