Authors to sign books at Barnes & Noble in New Hartford

Adirondack PaddlingMichael Virtanen, the author of The River’s Tale, and Phil Brown, the author of Adirondack Paddling, will sign copies of their latest books at Barnes & Noble in New Hartford starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Both authors grew up in New Hartford.

The River’s Tale is a suspense novel set in the Adirondacks. Alison Reade flees New York City to escape an obsessive ex-boyfriend and lands a job as a whitewater-rafting guide on the Hudson River. After she starts a romance with her charismatic boss, life seems good—until she discovers that the Adirondacks are not the safe haven she thought they were.

River Tales front cover finalVirtanen, a political reporter in Albany, also is the author of Within a Forest Dark, which won the Adirondack Center for Writing’s award for best fiction of 2007. The River’s Tale is a prequel to that novel.

Adirondack Paddling is a popular guidebook that describes sixty flatwater day trips in the Adirondack Park, illustrated by color photographs and color maps. One of the appendices contains suggestions for multiday trips as well. Brown is the editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine, which covers environmental issues and outdoor recreation in the Park.

The River’s Tale was published by Lost Pond Press of Saranac Lake. Adirondack Paddling was co-published by Lost Pond Press and the Adirondack Mountain Club.

‘Adirondack Explorer’ editor to give paddling slide show

$24.95

$24.95

Adirondack Explorer Editor Phil Brown will give a slide show on new paddling opportunities in the Adirondack Park this Saturday night in the  High Peaks Information Center at Heart Lake.

The show, which starts  at 8 p.m., is based on his new guidebook, Adirondack Paddling: 60 Great Flatwater Adventures, published by Lost Pond Press and the Adirondack Mountain Club. In discussing his book, Brown will focus on  paddling trips made possible by  state land deals over the past 15 years–as well as new trips on the horizon.

He also will give an update on his paddlers’ rights case. Brown was sued after canoeing through private property. This year, a state judge dismissed the lawsuit, ruling that the public had a right to paddle the waterway in question. However, the landowners are appealing.

Brown will give the same slide show at the Keene Valley Library at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Adirondack Paddling describes 60 day trips throughout the Adirondack Park (with suggestions for multiday trips in an appendix). It contains more than 100 color photographs of waterways, wildlife, and wildflowers as well as color maps of all the routes. It sells for $24.95.

 

 

Authors to sign books in Lake Placid

River Tales front cover finalMichael Virtanen, the author of The River’s Tale, and Phil Brown, the author of Adirondack Paddling, will sign copies of their latest books at Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

In the evening, Brown will give a free slide show on paddling at the Adirondack Mountain Club’s High Peaks Information Center at Heart Lake. It starts at 8 p.m.

The River’s Tale is a suspense novel set in the Adirondacks. Alison Reade flees New York City to escape an obsessive ex-boyfriend and lands a job as a whitewater-rafting guide on the Hudson River. After she starts a romance with her charismatic boss, life seems good—until she discovers that the Adirondacks are not the safe haven she thought they were.

Virtanen, a political reporter in Albany, also is the author of Within a Forest Dark, which won the Adirondack Center for Writing’s award for best fiction of 2007. The River’s Tale is a prequel to that novel.

Adirondack PaddlingAdirondack Paddling is a popular guidebook that describes sixty flatwater day trips in the Adirondack Park, illustrated by color photographs and color maps. One of the appendices contains suggestions for multiday trips as well. Brown is the editor of the Adirondack Explorer newsmagazine, which covers environmental issues and outdoor recreation in the Park.

In the evening lecture, Brown will show photos from the book and discuss new paddling opportunities made possible as a result of state land acquisitions over the past fifteen years. He also will give an update on the state of paddlers’ rights lawsuit. In 2010, Brown was sued for trespass after paddling through private. Earlier this year, a judge ruled that the public has the right to  paddle the waterway in question, but the landowners are appealing.

The River’s Tale was published by Lost Pond Press of Saranac Lake. Adirondack Paddling was co-published by Lost Pond Press and the Adirondack Mountain Club.