Tapping into life’s experiences: Author visits Bookworm Aug. 3

Author Clay Small will be at The Bookworm of Edwards on Thursday, Aug. 3. Small, a husband, father, professor, executive and world traveler, will discuss how writers can tap into life experiences.
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What: Author Clay Small discusses how writers can tap into life experiences.

Where: The Bookworm of Edwards.

When: Thursday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m.

Cost: $10.

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During his 30-year career at PepsiCo Inc., Clay G. Small was general counsel of nearly all of the company’s current and former divisions, including Frito-Lay, Pepsi-Cola, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken and PepsiCo Wines & Spirits.

He worked as senior vice president and managing attorney of PepsiCo. In that position, he was responsible for all legal matters arising out of PepsiCo’s global operating divisions.

Writing about life

Small received his JD from Southern Methodist University (member of Law Review and Barristers) in Dallas and received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was a two-time all-American soccer player and drafted by The Dallas Tornado.

He has come full circle returning to Southern Methodist University as a professor in the Cox School of Business and is also a member of the Law School Executive Committee.

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Informed by his experiences as a husband, father, professor, executive and world traveler, Small has shaped multidimensional characters and thrilling storylines in his book “Heels over Head” that bring readers to the front lines of human engagement. He’ll be sharing how a writer taps into life experiences on Thursday at 6 p.m. at The Bookworm of Edwards. Entry is $10 and includes tasty appetizers and great discussion.

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