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Meet the Author
Kris Russell likes to call the wide variety of credits on her resume, survival skills. Some of those credits include being one of twenty performers world wide to sing at the 1989 United Nations World Peace Conference, Her poem The Circle, A Psalm of Peace published in the UN Library, Radio Airtime in 64 countries, leads in several Off & Off-Off Broadway, Shows, NYC. (Two of which she co-wrote.), Announcer & DJ for Nationally Syndicated Radio Shows & satellites in LA, & Denver. She is a voiceover artist for national TV & Radio commercials. As A Nashville songwriter, Russell penned 37 album cuts, among those was The Least of These co-written with Steve McCorvey, which has been playing across the nation for the last eleven Christmases. What she values most, though, is her work with the homeless encampments in Los Angeles. She says:
Ive had the misfortune to be flat busted and on the streets once or twice in my life. Luckily I caught a few good breaks and got out before the depression & hopelessness set in. Ill never forget it, though. So I promised God that if I ever got a chance to help, I would. This book and the song are part of my promise.
Steven McCorvey was one of those fortunate people who always knew what he was going to do in life. As a young boy growing up in south Florida he instinctively began writing songs and playing in bands throughout junior high and high school. After college he hurriedly set out for Nashville to study the secrets of songwriting and production and to pursue his destiny. As fate stepped in, Steven was introduced to the late country songwriting legend, O.B McClinton by his former mentor, the late Ed Shea (SouthernRegional Director of ASCAP). Quickly thereafter came the McCorvey/McClinton penned Billboard hit Longin for the High from which Steven was acclaimed The Most Promising Country Writer of the Year at the prestigious SESAC Awards. What he didnt know was that the first of numerous collaborations with talented songwriter and friend Kris Russell, would not only manifest into a timeless recording, but years, but years later would develop into the modern day classic Christmas story The Least of These. "I've had the misfortune to be flat busted and on the streets once or twice in my life. Luckily I caught a few good breaks and got out before the depression & hopelessness set in. I'll never forget it, though. So I promised God that if I ever got a chance to help, I would. This book and the song are part of my promise."