Terri Brown lives in the Adirondack Mountains near Lake Placid, New York, where she enjoys hiking with Mike and their dog, Rubin. She released her children's book, Sophie's Search for the Moon, in 2019. The story was shaped by J. T., her eldest son. As a toddler, J. T. was infatuated with the moon. Each night, he would search for the moon, running from window to window yelling, “boon, boon?”
Brown, an environmental biologist, is hopeful readers will acquire both knowledge of, and interest in, science and nature.
Spanning a period of 35 years, Ms. Duvall earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, a Master's degree in Operations Research, and a Ph.D. in Information Studies. Fresh out of college in 1960, she began her career in the computer software field as a programmer, expanding her responsibilities for the next 40 years as a systems analyst, manager, and researcher.
Ms. Duvall retired to a place she loves—the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. She initially became drawn to the Adirondacks many years ago on a Girl Scout canoe trip on Upper Saranac Lake. After living in Manhattan and a Chicago suburb, she moved back to the central New York area, day-tripping and vacationing in the South Central Adirondacks. She spent many a weekend at Great Camp Sagamore. Her long-time dream of living in the Adirondacks was realized after she purchased land in the High Peaks region in 1995, built a house, and moved to the Keene Valley in 1999.
Ms. Duvall released her first book, And I Know Too Much To Pretend, in 2014, and is a contributor to Adirondack Almanack.
Adirondack Literary Award for Best Memoir (); Adirondack Literary Award for Best Nonfiction-Memoir ()
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Yvona Fast is an author, food columnist, and journalist. Her weekly food column, North Country Kitchen, offers a medley of nutritional information, historical facts, and seasonal recipes that help the reader prepare wholesome family meals and achieve a healthy lifestyle. It has run in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and Lake Placid News since .
Her food articles have been published in magazines like Adirondack Life, E-The Environmental Magazine, and Farming, as well as in newspapers from Massachusetts to California and New Zealand.
Yvona also authored Employment for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome or Nonverbal Learning Disability, a career guide for individuals with these disorders (). She co-authored My Nine Lives: A Memoir () with her mother, Dana Fast. Yvona's poems have appeared in Perspectives and Farming.
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Dr. Richard (Rich) Frost grew up in Glens Falls, New York, before leaving for warmer climates. Eventually he returned to northern New York, where he practiced medicine for many years.
For nearly 25 years, Dr. Frost wrote a weekly regional travel column, "A Day Away," for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican. He also writes an historical column, "Rich in History," for the Lake Champlain Weekly. Now retired from his medical practice, Rich lives with his wife, Marty, and dog, Zoey, in the foothills of the northern Adirondacks.
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Robert (Bob) Garrow, a North Country icon, has recently added author to his résumé. Bob has long been known across the region as a multi-sport star at the high school, college, and town-team level. He is almost as well-known for his service of distinction in the fields of education, politics, and sports officiating.
Bob is a charter member of the SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinal Hall of Fame; a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Hall of Fame; a recipient of the Irving Schwartz Award from the New York State Athletic Administrators Association; and served for eighteen years as chair of the College Council at PSUC.
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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