CHATHAM, NJ - On Wednesday evening at Chatham Fish and Game, 160 people came out to hear New York Times best-selling author Kelly Corrigan speak. Corrigan's third book, "Glitter and Glue," debuted No. 2 on the bestseller's list in February 2014 and is the inspiration for her 16-stop USA "Glitter and Glue for Good Tour."
Two of Corrigan's 16 stops are in New Jersey. Corrigan's tour raises money for her fans favorite charities along the way. Wednesday's event raised $10,000 for Good Grief in Morristown. Good Grief's mission is to help children and teens in New Jersey cope with loss.
Madison residents Katie Soeder and Amy McClelland organized the event. "Kelly Corrigan was funny, gracious, and inspiring. She read from her book Glitter and Glue, there was a lively Q&A, and she signed books. The crowd seemed to love her. She [Corrigan] starts speaking and instantly it feels like you are having a conversation with your best friend," McClelland said.
In addition to talking about her books, "she [Corrigan] wanted to get a message out about the publishing industry. Kelly wants to encourage putting down electronic devices which can be such a distraction and picking up an actual book" Soeder added.
Short Stories Community Book Hub of Madison provided complimentary Glitter and Glue books for attendees. Corrigan signed books and Short Stories also sold the author's other books which include The Middle Place and Lift.
Kelly Corrigan is an American writer who also has contributed to O, The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping and Glamour and is a four-time guest on The Today Show. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband and their two daughters. Next stop on her tour is Thursday evening in Ridgewood.
For more information on Good Grief visit www.good-grief.org.