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”

NHD contestants: Please read this.

Upcoming events 2018: March 25: NEW DATE: League of Women Voters of Westchester Champagne Fundraiser April 22: Nassau County Historical Society  at the Jericho Public LibraryApril 29: St. George’s School. May 12: East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (interviewing NYTimes media columnist, Jim RutenbergMay 20: Women’s Suffrage and NYC: A Centennial Celebration Symposium: Bronx Historical Society and Woodlawn Cemetery  June 14: Roosevelt Island Historical Society. July 7 East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Series (hosting with Sara Davison the garden author and expert Charlotte M. Frieze) : August 4: Shelter Island Historical Society.

The Suffragents in the news: Reviews of the book .  . . Notices and articles about the Suffragents . . . Brooke’s articles in various publications . . .The Suffragents on Facebook . . .  and Brooke’s “Summer Camp Newsletters,”  the photo-laden logs I post right after most events.