Texas State alumna debuts children’s book “celebrating the love of San Marcos.”
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San Marcos-based author and comedian Kelly Stone loved San Marcos from the day she visited Texas State University for cheerleader camp in the 90s.
“I came to San Marcos for the first time in 1994 for cheerleader camp and fell in love,” she said. “And then I moved here in ’96 to attend, at the time, Southwest Texas State University.”
Stone was inspired to write her new book, “Goodnight San Marcos,” after visiting New Orleans and buying a “Goodnight Nola” children’s book for her kids as a souvenir. When she came back to San Marcos, she realized there were no children’s books to commemorate life in the aquatic city, so she decided to change that.
“It took 12 years for this book to finally come to life,” she said. “And this is something now that people can take home to their children or get for their children if they have any connection to San Marcos.”
Stone wanted to highlight the “flavors” and “feelings” of the city she calls home, like the San Marcos river and its aquatic life, the city’s notorious mermaids, school mascots and Texas State University.