Monday, July 18, 2011

[12] MTSU Grad O'Neal to Sign Books at Opryland Hotel July 21-23

Release date: July 18, 2011

News and Media Relations contact: Randy Weiler, 615-898-5616 or
Book-signing contact: Taffeta “Taffy” O’Neal,

MTSU Grad O’Neal to Sign Books at Opryland Hotel July 21-23

MURFREESBORO — Taffeta “Taffy” O’Neal, a May MTSU graduate and University Honors College Buchanan Scholar, will be signing copies of her most recent fiction work, “The Last,” at Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville Thursday through Saturday, July 21-23.
O’Neal, whose pen name is Taffeta Chime, will be signing in the Delta Atrium from at least noon to 2 p.m. each day and she likely will be signing additional hours all three days. O’Neal, who graduated summa cum laude in English from the College of Liberal Arts, also will sign copies of her first book, “Stoodie.”
O’Neal will be studying the Chinese language and learning about Chinese history and culture at Hangzhou Normal University for the next academic year, thanks to a Confucius Institute scholarship allowing her to study abroad in China. HNU is paying full tuition, a book stipend, room and board and monthly living expenses.
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Note: A high-resolution jpeg photo of Taffy O’Neal is available. To obtain, contact Randy Weiler in MTSU News and Media Relations by calling 615-898-5616 or 615-898-2919, or email

Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution located in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. In September 2011, MTSU will celebrate its 100th year anniversary with special events and activities throughout the year — kicked off by a Blue-Tie Centennial Gala on Friday, Sept. 9.


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