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Acting May 18, 2016 Since I have done a lot of acting, it shouldn't be a surprise that STARRIN'...LORETTA PADGETT! had its basis there. I recalled watching youngsters perform a play in which one girl forgot her lines, became panicked, began to cry, and ran offstage. After the play ended, several students and one teacher tried to console the still weeping girl. Along with her sniffling and wiping her nose with her arm, it was difficult to understand what she was saying. But this part I heard: "I'm going home and I'm never going to get onstage again! Never!" I was struck by the huge hurt she felt, and I almost cried with her. Several years later, I still remembered that incident, and I felt so strongly about it that it became the basis for STARRIN'...LORETTA PADGETT! When you read the book, you will see how Loretta dealt with that problem. –Rachell Elaine Jackson
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Acting May 18, 2016 Since I have done a lot of acting, it shouldn't be a surprise that STARRIN'...LORETTA PADGETT! had its basis there. I recalled watching youngsters perform a play in which one girl forgot her lines, became panicked, began to cry, and ran offstage. After the play ended, several students and one teacher tried to console the still weeping girl. Along with her sniffling and wiping her nose with her arm, it was difficult to understand what she was saying. But this part I heard: "I'm going home and I'm never going to get onstage again! Never!" I was struck by the huge hurt she felt, and I almost cried with her. Several years later, I still remembered that incident, and I felt so strongly about it that it became the basis for STARRIN'...LORETTA PADGETT! When you read the book, you will see how Loretta dealt with that problem. –Rachell Elaine Jackson

Author of middle grade books for tweens and teens

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RachellElaineJackson

Author of middle grade books for tweens and teens