OSWEGO – The Oswego Public Library will host a book reading and signing on Nov. 19 from 1-3 p.m.
Local author Linda Jeanne Germain will read her children’s book entitled “Kirby’s Krazy Karrot Kaper (For the Love of Maggie).”
Copies of the book will be available for signing and purchase.
Part of the proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Oswego Public Library.
Germain’s first children’s book bridges the gap between her love of reading, writing, art, Oswego, and her four adorable guinea pigs.
Her passion for all these things has helped her weave an exciting tale about her fluffy, funny guinea pig named Kirby.
Kirby has several exciting adventures around the city of Oswego while looking for his sister, Maggie, who is lost while searching for carrots.
Kirby travels by way of a super-fast, carrot skateboard and visits some of Oswego’s most famous landmarks, including, Fort Ontario, Charles E. Gallagher Pool, Oswego Public Library, Oswego Speedway, Rudy’s Lakeside Drive-in, SUNY Oswego, and Breitbeck Park of Harborfest fame.
A handful of Oswego High School Marching Buccaneers make an appearance, also.
“The writing and illustrating of this book was a lot of fun,” Germain said. “I have always wanted to write and illustrate a children’s book. The question always was what would it be about. When I got my guinea pigs over a year ago, the answer became very clear because they are so funny and full of personality. A little adventure around their hometown of Oswego seemed in order. Even though Kirby is the main character, Maggie, Toby, and Mollie are very important to the story, as well. They bring home the idea of family and simple pleasures that I think Oswego is famous for.”
Germain added, “Oswego is a great place to have grown-up and to live as an adult. I think the ultimate message of the book will resonate with both children and adults who love Oswego. And what better place to have the book signing than the library which has been a cornerstone of this community for many years thanks to the efforts of Gerritt Smith and the Oswego community in general.”
Germain is also the author of another popular book about Oswego called “A Common View – With Affection, Hope, and Humor – Reflections on the Port City of Central New York.”
She has been a freelance writer for the past 10 years.