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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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Glenn Erick Miller

About

Glenn Erick Miller was born and raised in Clinton, New York, a small village near Utica. Each summer, his family took long camping trips in the Adirondacks, mostly at Moffitt's Beach campground in Speculator.

While earning his BA degree from SUNY Oswego as a double major in fine arts and English, Glenn volunteered as a tutor at a local school. This experience inspired a long career in education. Glenn was employed for several years as a special education aide, a coordinator of youth programs, and a GED instructor. He then earned an MA in English from Binghamton University, and has since worked as a college English professor at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, New York, and Florida SouthWestern State College in Forth Myers, Florida.

Glenn is the author of a young adult novel and two picture books. His short writing has appeared in literary journals such as Citron Review, Agave Magazine, and Red Earth Review. Glenn, his wife, and their two children divide their time between the Adirondacks and Florida.

Glenn's extensive background in education and public speaking ensures positive and enjoyable interactions with parents, teachers, and children alike. Besides literature and creative writing, Glenn's interests include nature, art, and sustainability.

Awards

Florida SCBWI Rising Kite award for picture books, Adirondack Center for Writing's award for short fiction, nominated for Pushcart Prize for short fiction, bronze medal in 2020 Florida Book Awards Young Adult category

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Website

GlennErickMiller.com

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John W. Nassivera

About

John W. Nassivera grew up in Hudson Falls, New York. His mother used their front porch as an outdoor living room for family and friends to pass the time. A place where advice was garnered, jokes were told, melodies were sung, and stories were spun. It was a place where his mother told tales that taught the cultural ideals of family, friends, and community. John has carried her lessons into his approach to writing. His stories and music address subtle messages of friendships, community acceptance, respect, collaboration, forgiveness, and acceptance.

Join John in Creating Community One Story at a Time by complementing the good our neighbors are doing so that good continues. The power of a story is magnified when it is shared.

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Front Porch Storytelling

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Pierre Nzuah

About

Pierre Nzuah was born in Baligham village, Cameroon. He attended primary, secondary, and high school in Cameroon before moving to the United States in 2011 for greener pastures.

He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering technology from SUNY Canton and a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Clarkson University. Pierre currently resides in Liverpool, New York, where he works as a substation design engineer for TRC Companies.

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PierreNzuah.com

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William J. "Jay" O'Hern

About

William J. "Jay" O'Hern is all about the Adirondacks.

It started more than 60 years ago, when his family camped each summer around Eighth Lake and Brown's Tract.

His love affair with the mountains accelerated in his 20s, when he began backpacking through the wilderness. He's been at it for nearly a half-century since. He has indeed walked the walk, and he's also talked the talk, producing numerous books about the Adirondacks and the people who live there, with a special emphasis on the famed hermit, Noah John Rondeau and his friends.

"I'm definitely interested in the social history," said O'Hern, a Camillus native and retired Camden schools social studies, English and reading teacher. "It's not just about someone like Noah John Rondeau, but so many of the original Adirondack families that I met. I feel privileged that they have shared information with me. I feel a real obligation to the history of the mountains. It's going to disappear if we don't record it."

And record it he does.

Jay continues to work on Adirondack projects for those who appreciate the mountains, their people and their history. Jay's books are available through his websites; Amazon, Barnes & Noble; most Adirondack and North Country bookstores; and also at his hometown area stores: Full Moon Reflections, Carpenter's Hardware, and CampFitters in Camden, New York. Customers can also order any of his books by calling North Country Books, Inc. at 1-800-342-7409.

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Book Fairs, Book Signings, Fundraisers, Other (Historical Programs)

Website

ADKWilds.com

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Eileen Parsons

About

Eileen has had a passion for writing since her youth. She was the winner of the Augusta Chronicle's Newspapers in Education Award while in high school. She attended Augusta State University, majoring in Communications and Creative Writing. Since then, her work has appeared in the Good Newspaper in Syracuse, New York, as well as various local Christian publications and newsletters. It has long been her desire to write stories and novels that would inspire Christians to move closer to the Lord and draw the unsaved into the Truth of Christ.

Since the publication of her novel, The First Rose of Summer, Eileen has been invited to speak at women's retreats and fellowships, including Wings of Grace Women's Fellowship, based in Pulaski, New York, the Mallory Wesleyan Women's Retreat at High Braes Refuge in Redfield, New York, Live More Ministries of Jefferson County, New York, and others.

Eileen was born in Watertown, New York. Her father was in the Army, offering her a life of diversity and travel. She had the opportunity to see different parts of the world, traveling the East Coast of the United States as well as Germany. She spent most of her youth in Augusta, Georgia. She gave her life to Christ as a child and has continued to have a passion to serve Him. Her many experiences in life have increased her faith. She uses her travels and encounters as topics in many of her articles and stories. She currently lives in Upstate New York with her husband, Eric and dog, Sophie.

Awards

Honorable Mention, Los Angeles Book Festival and Great Southeast Book Festival; Runner-Up, New York Book Festival

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Book Fairs, Book Signings, Fundraisers, Readings, Speaking Engagements, Other (Inspirational Speaker for Women's Fellowships, Retreats, Church Groups)

Website

ParsonPapers.com

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