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Authors List

Gail Huntley

About

Gail Huntley was born in Canton, New York. As a child, she moved to Long Lake, New York, where she has lived periodically throughout her life. She is a retired English teacher who has written and published two books. She is a playwright and several of her plays have been performed on stage. Her quirky articles have appeared in local newspapers. An avid woods walker, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. She continues to reside in her beloved Adirondacks part time and Virginia part time. She wrote and directed a play depicting the true story of the mysterious disappearance of the steamship, The Buttercup.

In the summer, Gail facilitates a writers' group that meets each week at the Long Lake Library. All writers are welcome, beginners and published writers alike. Members write for about an hour, and then read aloud what they have written. Toward the end of summer, the group holds an open-mic event where writers read their works publicly.

Gail and her sister are also doing "The Adirondack Walkabout." They are walking through all 106 towns and villages in the Adironadcks, and Gail is posting related pictures and historical-interest items on her website and blog.

Available for

Book Fairs, Book Signings, Readings, Workshops

Websites

GailHuntley.com, Gail's Blog

Books

Kim Ladd

About

Kim Ladd is a freelance photographer specializing in sports, environmental portraiture, and, more recently, cocktail photography. She has a background in visual communications. Kim lives with her husband and daughter in Thurman in the Foothills Region of the Adirondack Park.

Kim and her sister, Pam Ladd, are regular contributors to Adirondackalmanack.com and their own blog, happyhourinthehighpeaks.blogspot.com. You can follow their further adventures and commentary on Facebook and @ADK46barfly on Twitter.

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Book Fairs, Book Signings

Websites

Happy Hour in the High Peaks, Happy Hour in the High Peaks Blog

Book

Pam Ladd

About

Pam Ladd has had a lengthy career as a systems analyst and project manager. Pam enjoys practicing mixology at home, collecting glassware, and exploring the world one bar at a time. She lives in the Foothills Region of the Adirondack Park with her husband and daughter.

Pam and her sister, Kim Ladd, are regular contributors to Adirondackalmanack.com and their own blog, happyhourinthehighpeaks.blogspot.com. You can follow their further adventures and commentary on Facebook and @ADK46barfly on Twitter.

Available for

Book Fairs, Book Signings

Websites

Happy Hour in the High Peaks, Happy Hour in the High Peaks Blog

Book

Kathleen Larkin

About

Kathleen Larkin was born and raised on a barrier island on the coast of New Jersey. For thirty years she was a teacher in the Toms River, New Jersey, school district, teaching art and television production. In the 1980's she began coming to the Adirondacks to cross country ski and eventually bought an old barn on Lake Abanakee in the town of Indian Lake. In she opened a gift shop with a gallery and workshops that became the topic of her first book, Through These Doors: The Story of a Small Business in the Adirondacks.

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Book Fairs, Book Signings

Website

Abanakee Studios

Books

Gordie Little

About

Gordie Little (1937–2016) was a strong supporter of everything North Country from his arrival in the area in the early 1960s until his passing in 2016. Following a career in radio, he wrote a weekly column ("Small Talk") for the Press-Republican for nearly twenty years. During that same period, Gordie worked alongside Calvin Castine of Home Town Cable, producing hundreds of episodes (an average of one per week) of Our Little Corner and creating a film archive of the region's history. He also wrote articles for Strictly Business and Strictly Food for Thought magazines, both Plattsburgh publications, and a weekly column ("Little Bits") for DenPubs.

Sadly, Gordie passed away just one week after his 79th birthday in 2016. He left behind his beloved and devoted wife, Kaye, and many children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, friends, fans, and admirers. He will be truly missed.

Website

Gordie Little - Who's He? (Facebook)

Books

Robert J. Manning

About

Robert Manning was born in Tupper Lake, New York, the oldest of five children born to John and Rosalie King Manning. At the tender age of eight, Robert became fascinated with the idea of someday swimming the English Channel. He later learned to swim through a Red Cross swimming course, and received further coaching in the process of becoming an Eagle Scout.

Upon graduating from Tupper Lake High School, Robert briefly worked in construction before enrolling in Wadhams Hall College to study for the Catholic priesthood. He later finished his studies at St. Bonaventure University and was ordained in . Robert began his priesthood in Ogdensburg, New York, and later served in Massena and Champlain before answering a second calling to become a Navy chaplain.

After training in Newport, Rhode Island, Robert was assigned to Okinawa, Japan, and later served at Parris Island and Charleston in South Carolina; Norfolk, Virginia; London, England; and Twentynine Palms, California. Throughout his priesthood and naval career, Robert continued to train and work toward achieving his dream of swimming the English Channel. That dream became a reality in 1984.

In , Robert wrote about his life, career, dreams, struggles, failures, and successes in his book, Up Close and Personal: A Sailor Swims the English Channel.

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Book Signings, Speaking Engagements

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