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Best-selling author Emily Giffin breaks from book tour for Chick Lit reunion in Dallas

Emily Giffin breaks from book tour for Chick Lit reunion in Dallas

Sandy Moore, Emily Giffin, Rogers Healy
Sandy Moore, Emily Giffin, Rogers Healy Photo by Dana Driensky
Robyn Byers, Annie Mullins, chick lit reunion
Robyn Byers, Annie Mullins Photo by Dana Driensky
Lisa Singleton, Leigh Anne Haugh, Elizabeth Gambrell, Jennifer Tobin, chick lit reunion
Lisa Singleton, Leigh Anne Haugh, Elizabeth Gambrell, Jennifer Tobin Photo by Dana Driensky
Kate Rose Marquez, Maggie Kipp, Jennifer LeLash, chick lit reunion
Kate Rose Marquez, Maggie Kipp, Jennifer LeLash Photo by Dana Driensky
Lara Tafel, Paige McDaniel, president and CEO, Community Partners of Dallas, Joanna Clarke, vice president of development, Community Partners of Dallas, chick lit reunion
Lara Tafel, Paige McDaniel, Joanna Clarke Photo by Dana Driensky
Christina Pittman, Alyssa Lange, chick lit reunion
Christina Pittman, Alyssa Lange Photo by Dana Driensky
Ellen Smith, Francie Mancillas, Deanna Walker, chick lit reuinon
Ellen Smith, Francie Mancillas, Deanna Walker Photo by Dana Driensky
Lori Williams, Alissa Gearing, Catherine Pate, chick lit reunion
Lori Williams, Alissa Gearing, Catherine Pate Photo by Dana Driensky
Liana Yarckin, Erin Taylor, Janice Van Arsdale, chick lit reuinon
Liana Yarckin, Erin Taylor, Janice Van Arsdale Photo by Dana Driensky
Sandy Moore, Emily Giffin, Rogers Healy
Robyn Byers, Annie Mullins, chick lit reunion
Lisa Singleton, Leigh Anne Haugh, Elizabeth Gambrell, Jennifer Tobin, chick lit reunion
Kate Rose Marquez, Maggie Kipp, Jennifer LeLash, chick lit reunion
Lara Tafel, Paige McDaniel, president and CEO, Community Partners of Dallas, Joanna Clarke, vice president of development, Community Partners of Dallas, chick lit reunion
Christina Pittman, Alyssa Lange, chick lit reunion
Ellen Smith, Francie Mancillas, Deanna Walker, chick lit reuinon
Lori Williams, Alissa Gearing, Catherine Pate, chick lit reunion
Liana Yarckin, Erin Taylor, Janice Van Arsdale, chick lit reuinon

Best-selling author and 2011 Chick Lit Luncheon speaker Emily Giffin took a night off during her recent book tour to catch up with old friends from Community Partners of Dallas. Giffin’s new tome, The One & Only, is set in the fictitious town of Walker, Texas, but it has Dallas written all over it.

Southern Methodist University football served as Giffin’s inspiration, but the author also weaved her pals Sandy and Barry Moore — longtime CPD supporters who hosted the gathering — into the storyline. The big surprise for CPD fans comes on page 326 when one of Giffin’s characters mentions donating Dallas Cowboys items to “Community Partners of Dallas, a charity for abused children.”

During the party, attendees sipped wine while waiting for Giffin to sign copies of her new book, which also were available for purchase. The personable writer chatted and posed for photos throughout the night to the delight of guests, including Rogers Healy, Paige McDaniel, Lara Tafel, Maggie Kipp, Liana Yarckin, Ellen Smith, Nikki Webb and Carrie Ford.

Since 1989, Community Partners of Dallas has ensured safety and restored dignity and hope to abused and neglected children by providing crucial resources and support to the caseworkers of Dallas County Child Protective Services.