National Bestselling Author to Speak March 24 at Southeast


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National bestselling author Lyah Beth LeFlore will speak at Southeast March 24. 


March 11, 2010 – Lyah Beth LeFlore, a bestselling author, will speak at Southeast Missouri State University on March 24 as part of the University Speaker Series. 

The event is scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. in Rose Theatre. It is free and open to the public.

LeFlore will share her experiences as a national bestselling author. She has been featured in The New York Times, Essence Magazine, Ebony, Jet, and Entertainment Weekly, as well CNN and BET networks.  Her television production credits include:  “New York Undercover” (FOX), “Midnight Mac starring Bernie Mac” (HBO), and “Grown Ups” (UPN).  She has worked at Nickelodeon, Uptown Entertainment/Universal, Wolf Films/Universal and Alan Haymon Productions. 

LeFlore’s books include the coauthored, Cosmopolitan Girls; the Essence bestseller Last Night A DJ Saved My Life;  the New York Times bestseller and Essence bestseller, I Got Your Back:  A Father and Son Keep It Real About Love, Fatherhood, Family, and Friendship, a collaboration with Grammy Award father and son, Eddie and Gerald Levert; and Wildflowers.  I Got Your Back was a finalist for the Essence Literary Awards and the NAACP Image Awards.  LeFlore also wrote the CD liner notes for The O’Jays’ “The Essential O’Jays: Giving The People What They Want,” and Usher’s “Here I Stand.”   This fall she will introduce her hot new teen series The Come Up, illustrated by D.L. Warfield (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster).  The first book is entitled The World Is Mine. 

LeFlore is a native of St. Louis, Mo., and holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications media from Stephens College.  In May 2005 she became the youngest member of the Stephens College Board of Trustees and only the second African American to be appointed to the Board in the college’s history. 

For more information, call (573) 651-2524 or e-mail