Natasha Russell, a 2013 graduate of Missouri Southern, will be on campus from 8 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 4, near the Lions Den in Billingsly Student Center to promote the release of her new book.

“Tips & Nuggets: A Guide for Successful Thinking” is available in paperback or on Kindle through

“It’s a self- help book,” says Russell – who penned the book under the name Natasha Why. “It includes life lessons I’ve learned, what I was taught growing up, and things I learned by watching other people.

“I kept a journal and every time a thought came to me, I’d write it down. I wanted the book to be something short and sweet, and straight to the point.”