Wordsmiths in our midst

Guilderland Public Library’s event to focus on local authors

— “It’s good exposure for these authors to garner more readers,” said McDonough.

The event is open to all ages.

Curiale said he was delighted to learn how many children’s authors there are in the area and that a significant number of them will be attending the event at the Guilderland Public Library.

“It was a nice treat,” he said.

Those in attendance will learn the true identity of the author behind the pseudonym Dahl Quarray, who has written such children’s books as “Arliss and his Suit of Armor” and “The Perfect Ball.” Heather Spitzberg of Slingerlands, author of the children’s series following Cricket the Dog, will also be at the event.

The entire list of authors who will be present at the event has yet to be released.

“We want it to be a bit of a surprise,” said McDonough.

Curiale said with the holidays approaching, the book fair is the perfect place to start shopping for a unique gift to give picky book worms, as authors will be on hand to add a personal message to their works.

McDonough said she hopes the event is popular with the community and it can grow in future years.

“There’s really something for everyone here,” she said.

The Local Author’s Book Fair will be held at the Guilderland Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 19. The keynote speech by Joseph Persico will begin at 1 p.m. and the fair will follow from 2 to 4 p.m.

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