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Strolling through Cherry Ridge

Nisky' man releases first fiction book with ‘small town’ flare

Local author Craig Stevens posing with his dog, Gretchen, which was an inspiration for the dog in his recently released book "Legacies of Cherry Ridge."

Local author Craig Stevens posing with his dog, Gretchen, which was an inspiration for the dog in his recently released book "Legacies of Cherry Ridge." Submitted photo

— “I am getting pretty good feedback from people who have read it,” he said.

Despite what readers might think of it, Stevens said writing “Cherry Ridge” was one of the most enjoyable experiences in his life.

“Outside of the first two weeks when I met my wife, it was probably the most satisfying time of my life getting into this book,” he said. “Getting into this book and realizing I had a story and I could take it to completion really gave me a great sense of personal accomplishment whether anybody read it or not.”

He isn’t planning on stopping anytime soon, though.

“I’m 40,000 words into the sequel,” he said. “I feel more creative and more energized about writing, and I suppose life in general, than I have in a very long time. It gave me that outlet I was missing.”

“Legacies of Cherry Ridge” is published by and available through Booklocker.com, which also has a free PDF excerpt. It is also available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com, or it can be purchased through the author’s company, RCS Publications Ltd., which can be reached by emailing rcs1prod@nycap.rr.com.

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