2 authors to sign books in Old Forge

Adirondack PaddlingTwo authors will sign copies of their latest Adirondack books at Old Forge Hardware on Saturday, July 6, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Phil Brown, editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine, will be signing his new guidebook, Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventureswhile Michael Virtanen will be signing his new suspense novel, The River’s Tale. Both books were published by Lost Pond Press.

Adirondack Paddling describes 60 flatwater paddling trips throughout the Adirondack Park, including several in the Old Forge region. It

River Tales front cover finalcontains more than 100 color photos of landscapes and wildlife and color maps of every route. Co-published by the Adirondack Mountain Club, the guidebook sells for $24.95.

The River’s Tale is a prequel to Virtanen’s first novel, Within a Forest Dark, which won the Adirondack Center for Writing’s award for best fiction in 2007. The protagonist of the new novel, Alison Reade, flees to a remote cabin in the Adirondacks to escape an ex-boyfriend who is stalking her. She lands a job as a Hudson River rafting guide and starts to fall in love with her charismatic boss. Life is good—until she discovers the Adirondacks are not the safe haven she thought they were. The River’s Tale sells for $14.95.

Old Forge Hardware, which has an extensive book department, is located at 104 Fulton St. in downtown Old Forge.

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