When local author Heather R. Key decided to donate copies of her latest children’s book to a worthy cause, she knew just who to contact.
“Mr. Shorty’s a legend,” she said of local celebrity Shorty Breaux. Breaux is well known throughout the community for collecting pull-tabs and donating the proceeds to the Ronald McDonald House.
Last Tuesday, Key donated a case of signed copies of her book “An Unbelievable Tale of “Pistol Pete,” Sheriff of the Wild-Indo West,” to Breaux, so he could pass them on to the McDonald House.
“This was a way we could pay it forward,” said Key. “Mr. Jerry Key and I thought perhaps this was a good way for us to further Shorty’s mission, and be able to touch those souls we would not otherwise be able to help personally.”
The book was written in 2011 and published in 2013, after Key was connected to illustrator Ashley Hebert through the McNeese Arts Department. “I try to use local talent whenever I can,” she said.
Key said she crafts a blend of fiction and non-fiction to get children interested in reading non-fiction. The book is available exclusively through Jer-Ree’s in Sulphur and Merle Norman and More in Moss Bluff.