Margaret Campilonga, Pine Bush TA retiree, published Joachim's Magic, her sixth young adult historical fiction novel. The novel, written under Campilonga's pen name, M.L. Stainer, is a prequel to her Lyon Saga series about the 1587 Lost Colony of Roanoke Island. In this coming-of-age novel, 13-year-old Reis Courtney learns the value of human life. The book is available at www.outskirtspress.com/bookstore.
Former teacher and coach Lou D'Aquila, Lindenhurst TA retiree, published Daddy, It's Only A Game. The novel, which questions the "win at all costs" behavior in school sports, is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or from the author at email@example.com.
Pearl Hochstadt, United Federation of Teachers retiree, published an English translation of The Fables of La Fontaine: Books I-VI. Hochstadt's rhymed translation of La Fontaine's work is available as an e-book or paperback at www.iuniverse.com or www.amazon.com.
Liana Mahoney, Beaver River TA, published Forest Green: A Walk through the Adirondacks. The picture book, published by North Country Books, won the award for "Best Children's Book of 2014" from the Adirondack Center for Writing. To order, visit www.amazon.com.
John Nici, Lawrence TA retiree, published Famous Works of Art and How They Got that Way. In his book, Nici looks at 20 well-known paintings, sculptures and photographs and explores "how fame is achieved, and ultimately how a work either retains that fame, or passes from the public consciousness." The book is available at www.amazon.com.
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