A little over a year ago, I published my book about the Blizzard of '66. I had a thought that the book would be of interest to Central New Yorkers (and beyond), but I never thought it would draw the attention that it has. Since releasing the book, I've been invited to over thirty clubs and organizations to speak about the Blizzard and share stories I collected from those who lived through it. The response has been overwhelming, and after meeting so many who survived the storm, I have learned another fifty or sixty stories that are as amazing as those that I chose to put in the book. Perhaps a sequel is required!
Recently, I received news that my blizzard book, Voices in the Storm: Stories From The Blizzard of '66, has become a finalist in the CNY Book Awards in the non-fiction category. The Awards are sponsored by The Syracuse YMCA's Downtown Writers Center, an organization that has helped many people (including me) become stronger and more confident writers. I am grateful for the acknowledgement of my work. It helps me stay focused on my goal of bringing attention to the story-worthy events happening right here in Central New York!