Local Authors To Appear At Church Craft Fair

FULTON – Members of Writers Bloc, a Central New York-based group of published authors, will be appearing at the First United Methodist Church of Fulton’s annual craft fair on November 28 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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In the back row from left are: Jim Farfaglia and Diane Sokolowski. In front from left are: Joe Abbate and Lisa Davis.

They will be on hand to meet the public, answer questions about writing, and autograph their books for those who wish.

The group consists of four Central New Yorkers, all with at least one recently-published book.

Joe Abbate has published several books, both fiction and non-fiction, appealing to all ages. He usually writes about life’s struggles in a humorous voice. His most recent, God’s Only Mistake: Becoming a Man in My Father’s Eyes, is a comedy-drama biographic account of the time he spent caring for his father after his open-heart surgery. The story is set in the back woods of Maine, and is about family relationships that are both frustrating and funny.

Lisa Davis is a nature lover, avid gardener, writer, and fairy/flower artist. Her three books contain digital images of nature fairies along with rhyming poetry, and are appropriate for all ages. Her latest book of poetry and digital art is called Fairies in Summer, and it features some of her most beautiful scannography work which will inspire the reader.

Jim Farfaglia is a locally-born and raised poet and author, and is well-known in Central New York. His latest effort is a compilation of stories gathered from more than 200 people who survived the Blizzard of ’66. It is called Voices in the Storm: Stories from the Blizzard of ’66, and it is another stellar addition to his library of writing, recounting jaw-dropping accounts of the struggle and human kindness it took to survive the “mother of all storms” in the Northeastern United States.

Diane Sokolowski is well-known to people from all parts of the globe. For five years she ran the Battle Island Bed and Breakfast, and welcomed guests from all around the world. Her book So I Wanted to Run a Bed and Breakfast (Was I Crazy?) is a lighthearted and often touching book about the ups and downs of running a business where you don’t have time off.

Writers Bloc members will be on hand all day to meet and greet the public in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church, 1408 State Route 176, across from the Fulton Junior High School.

The event is open to the public, and there is no charge for admission.

For more information, call the church office at (315) 592-7347.