Author and Illustrator Create Book About Pet Sitting

FULTON, NY – The CNY Arts Center of Fulton has announced its next Author’s Spotlight.

The Spotlight is a monthly program where community members can meet local writers who have recently released a book.

On May 15 at 7 p.m. author Margaret Streitenberger and illustrator Jim Arnold will present their latest collaboration, Did The Cow Really Jump Over the Moon? The recently published book is the second in their “Hey Diddle Diddle” series, which captures Margaret’s experiences in her pet-sitting business.

Margaret has been busy honing her storytelling skills by participating with a group of Oswego-area writers to develop a literary anthology, Driftwords: Poems, Stories and Essays from the Denim Poets Society. Her story from the anthology, “Go West, Old Lady” shares insights from one of her many road trips.

Margaret has also branched into a new adventure of adapting some of her animal stories for children.

In January 2013 she published A House in a House in a House, the story of Rocky, a real turtle, who brought joy to a local family and who now lives with other red-eared slider turtles in the Great Bend Nation Park in Texas.

Jim has also been busy, working with another storyteller, Marjorie Wentworth, owner of the local pet grooming and boarding business, Paws & Effect, to produce a colorfully illustrated children’s book, The Ball.

Margaret and Jim will both be at the CNY Arts Center for Author’s Spotlight.

The program will feature Margaret’s readings from her book and Jim’s discussion about how he creates his artwork.

A question and answer period will follow.

Afterwards, attendants can meet with the author and purchase a signed copy of their books.

There is no cost to attend the program and refreshments will be served.

It will be held at the CNY Arts Center, 357 State St.

For more information, please call 315-592-3373 or visit