Welcome to the last Sunday of September! I hope you have some fun plans for the day!
In September of last year, it was announced that Clay Aiken wrote the introduction to a book. Titled Starry – Eyed: 16 Stories That Steal The Spotlight, the book was written by Ted Michael and Josh Pultz.
Amazon.com wrote the following about the book:
No light is as unforgiving as the spotlight, but to be in it while being a teenager is just plain brutal. This collection of fictional short stories highlight the struggles, hopes, failures, and triumphs of young aspiring singers, dancers, actors, actresses, and performers. While these characters may feel out of place during their everyday lives, they are able to find a home onstage and in rehearsals. Woven throughout the anthology are personal anecdotes from several of today’s most celebrated performers of stage, screen, and television.
Whether hilarious or romantic or devastating or suspenseful, these diverse coming-of-age stories are perfect for anyone who is reaching for the stars.
The 400 page paperback book was released in October of 2013. The book has a wonderful review. From Kirkus Reviews:
Even a teen with only a pang of stage or screen hunger will be fascinated by this book, with its various accomplished contributors, from the introduction by Clay Aiken to stars from television shows such as Modern Family and Glee. The stories run a rich and varied emotional gamut…
…Teens needn’t be star-struck to enjoy this collection, as under the hubbub of the theater world are themes that deal with common teenage issues such as insecurity, jealousy, the fear of coming out and young love. Definitely worthy of applause. (Anthology. 12 & up)
The following is Clay’s introduction to the book:
The book is available at Amazon and other bookstores.
Clay was busy on Saturday as he met the people of District 2. He traveled to Chatham, Lee, and Moore counties.
So…where in the world will Clay Aiken be today???