Authors:Lawrence P. Gooley

Author Bio and Information


Lawrence Gooley is an award-winning author of many books related to Adirondack and North Country history. In addition, Lawrence writes articles for Adirondack Almanack and New York History.

He is also available to appear at book signings, to give presentations, and to sell a variety of articles related to northern New York history for inclusion in online and print publications.

Lawrence published his first book, A History of the Altona Flat Rock, in . For the chapter about the Altona blueberry business, he was awarded the McMaster's Prize for Historical Writing. Shortly thereafter, Lawrence began conducting research and interviews for his next planned book about Lyon Mountain, New York. He had three small children by this time, though, and publishing of that book, Lyon Mountain: The Tragedy of a Mining Town, was delayed until .

That was also the year in which Lawrence and his wife / partner Jill Jones started their publishing company—Bloated Toe Enterprises—a business that includes Bloated Toe Publishing and The North Country Store (online store). The company has now produced over 65 books, with others in various stages of preparation. A profile of Bloated Toe Enterprises appeared in the issue of Strictly Business magazine, and in the , issue of Publishers Weekly magazine.


Adirondack Literary Award for Best Book of Nonfiction (); McMaster's Prize for Historical Writing ()

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Book Fairs, Book Signings, Fundraisers, Speaking Engagements

Websites, Bloated Toe Enterprises,