Poughkeepsie Journal: Meet Local Authors at Holiday Book Signing in Rhinebeck

November 1, 2017

Journal Staff



Bibliophiles and local history fans can start their holiday shopping early with an autographed book during the Holiday Book Signing this weekend.

The event will be held from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Beekman Arms, 6387 Mill St., Rhinebeck.

Local authors will be available to sign copies of their books which will be for sale.

Authors who will be featured at the event include:

  • Kathy Stevens, executive director of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary: “Where the Blind Horse Sings,” “Animal Camp”
  • Vernon Benjamin, regional historian: “The History of the Hudson River Valley”
  • Hudson Talbott, children’s book author: “River of Dreams,” “It’s All About Me-Ow,” “United Tweets of America,” “From Wolf to Woof!” “Leonardo’s Horse”
  • Leslie T. Sharpe, naturalist and former vice president, NYC Audubon Society: “The Quarry Fox: And Other Critters of the Wild Catskills”
  • Scott Ian Barry, animal behaviorist: “Wolf Empire,” “Castles of New York”
  • Stephen M. Silverman, journalist, former news editor at People Magazine: “The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America”
  • Mark Greenberg and David Tait, photojournalist and author: “The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama: 2,920 Days” (Forward by Ken Burns)
  • Jon Bowermaster, Hudson River advocate and adventurer: “Crossing Antarctica,” “Descending the Dragon: My Journey Down the Coast of Vietnam,” “Wildebeest in a Rainstorm”
  • Brooke Kroeger, NYU professor: “The Suffragents”
  • Nava Atlas, vegan/vegetarian cook/illustrator: “Wild About Greens,” “Vegan Holiday Kitchen,” “Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife,” “Literary Ladies”
  • Lesa Cline-Ransome, children’s book author: “Germs: Fact and Fiction; Friends and Foes,” “Before She Was Harriet,” “Quilt Alphabet,” My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey”
  • Ellen Messer: “Back Rooms: Voices From the Illegal Abortion Era”
  • Graham Blackburn, furniture maker/author: “Traditional Woodworking Handtools,” “Tango Slim,” “Illustrated Encyclopedia of Woodworking Handtools”
  • Joanne Michaels: “Let’s Take the Kids,” “Hudson River Journey,” “Hudson River Towns,” “Hudson River Valley Farms,” “Adirondack High”

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The Suffragents won the Gold Medal in US History in the 2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards and was a finalist for the 2018 Sally and Morris Lasky Prize, presented by the Center for Political History.  See Summer Camp Newsletters” and Facebook posts from book-related appearances. Reviews, notices, and articles about my books are under their titles here. My articles are here.

Upcoming Events: September 23: Bentson Dean’s Lecture, College of Arts and Science, New York University. October 17: Suffragents Panel, National Archives, Washington DC.  [2020] March 27 Ephemera Society of America, 40th annual conference, Old Greenwich CT. June 4-6Métiers et professions des médias (XVIIIe-XXIe siècles),”  Université de Lausanne (Switzerland).

Happened 2019: Exhibition Opening Remarks: “Women Get the Vote: A Historic Look at the Nineteenth Amendment,“New York Society Library. February 23: Public Values in Conflict with Animal Agribusiness Practices,” UCLA Law School, Los Angeles.  March 13: The Suffragents,” Scarsdale Woman’s Club, Scarsdale NY. March 24: League of Women Voters, Albany County at the Bethlehem (NY) Public LibraryMarch 25:Judges, Lawyers, and Women’s Suffrage: Recognizing the Men Who Stood with Women on the Front Lines,” Gender Fairness Committee of the Third Judicial District, CLE, NY State Courts at SUNY Albany Law School, Albany NY. May 15: “The Republican Suffragents,” National Women’s Republican Club, New York City. August 7:  Panel, “From Emma Goldman to the Marketplace of Ideas: Marking the 100th Anniversary of Free Speech at the Supreme Court.” (page 40) AEJMC, Toronto. August 14: Webinar, National Park Service.