For Immediate Release - Southwest Tennessee Community College

Date: February 11, 2013

The Bestselling Author of "Diary of a Mad Fat Girl" to Visit Southwest

Southern novelist, Stephanie McAfee, author of the New York Times bestselling novel, Diary of a Mad Fat Girl, will be visiting Southwest Tennessee Community College on February 20.

McAfee self-published Diary of a Mad Fat Girl on Christmas Day in 2010, and a few weeks later listed it on Barnes & Noble's PubIt! and Smashwords. "In March of 2011, it showed up at number 31 on the New York Times Bestseller List in combined print and e-book fiction where it lasted two weeks. That same week, it debuted at number 17 in e-book fiction, and hung on there for twelve weeks," stated McAfee.

A true southern girl, McAfee is a native of Tupelo, MS. She earned a B.A. in English from the University of Mississippi and an M.A. in secondary education from the University of Alabama. Her other works include Happily Ever Madder: Misadventures of a Mad Fat Girl, which was released on November 6, 2012 and is the sequel to Dairy of a Mad Fat Girl; and Down & Out in Bugtussle, which is scheduled to be released in July 2013.

This event is open to all faculty, staff and students of Southwest and to the general public.

For more information, contact Southwest Instructor of Languages and Literature Jerome Wilson at wjwilson2@southwest.tn.edu.

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Photo caption: Stephanie McAfee.

For more information contact: Brenda J. Rayner, (901) 333-4247, bjrayner@southwest.tn.edu, Farris Bldg., Room 1002, 5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, TN 38134