Monthly Archives: December, 2015

Homer: The Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat

  Homer, the Ninth Life of a Blind Wonder Cat is a new, nonfiction release by Gwen Cooper. It is a sequel to her 2009 bestseller, Homer’s Odyssey. For those readers who are unfamiliar with Homer and Gwen’s story, here’s a little bit of background: Gwen adopted Homer from a shelter when he was just …

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A Christmas Classic: Clement Clarke Moore

One of the most famous, enduring pieces of holiday literature is the story-poem, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore. Originally titled “A Visit From St. Nicholas,” the poem was first published anonymously in 1823 in the Troy Sentinel. In 1844, Moore included it in Poems, a collection of his works. I could …

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Eric and Rachel Von Gardey

I recently got to chat with the brother-sister duo Eric and Rachel Von Gardey, when they stopped into the Reading Room bookstore for a signing. Eric wrote and Rachel illustrated a series of kids’ books about a little cat named Sampson. They drove all the way from Hamilton, NY to Watertown, NY (just over 105 …

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Download a free story!

Go to my website and you can download a FREE short story, “Grace in the City” for a limited time! Christal, a weary single mother, grants her six-year-old daughter’s biggest wish: to see New York City. But their holiday trip takes an alarming turn when Grace disappears in crowded Rockefeller Center… all because of some …

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