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An Abundance of Authors

So guys, with the July Fourth festivities behind us, I am looking forward to my next big event Thursday, July 14th at 4PM at the Fulton County Museum on North Kingsboro Ave. in Gloversville. I will be among 17 local authors attending with their books for sale, autographing copies and answering any questions you may have.

Herman's (aka Richard Nilsen's) and my table alone will display four local authors. Besides our books we will have books by Dave Gibson of Bleecker (he's in Florida and couldn't be here) and Shawn Tomlinson of Broadalbin, now living in Ballston Lake. I include a photo of some of the books that will be available at our table alone.

Dave was the owner of Fulton Computer and his wife Pam used to own The Book Nook in Gloversville. His book is about his experiences with Sasquatch (aka Big Foot) in Bleecker since they lived there.

Shawn Tomlinson was the former Sunday editor at The Leader-Herald (actually my former editor) who has been quite prolific as an author since leaving the newspaper. He has written dozens of books including those about photography, biography (known for his expertise on Broadalbin author Robert W. Chambers) and more recently fiction.

Richard Nilsen's first mystery, An Old-Fashioned Shooting scored 4.5 stars out of 5 on He also has published a collection of poetry, a young-adult fantasy and has just released his second book in his Mountain Mystery series called Brush Arbor which takes place in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas in the 1950s.

My memoir, In Kathryn's Korner, is available locally and I have started a new book discussing my approach to difficulties in life I am tentatively calling "Training Wheels." I hope to have it out next year.

The local authors’ book sale is being co-sponsored by Mysteries on Main Street. The Kiwanis Club will have goodies for sale there and the event is scheduled to last from 4 PM to 8PM Thursday. I hope to see you there!


About Kathryn Spira

Kathryn Spira, a native of Cleveland, OH who pursued an acting career in NYC and Los Angeles, now pursues freelance writing from Caroga Lake in Fulton County, New York. Previous columns may be accessed at her web site