Did you know Hancock’s own, Howard Mansfield will be at the library tomorrow for a talk about his book Chasing Eden: a book of seekers? Join us at 11 am at the library. He’ll have books available for sale.
His visit has me thinking about how ‘rich’ New Hampshire and even Marlborough is in authors. Did you know our own Shepardson family wrote The family canoe trip; a unique approach to family canoeing? . From the famous, Robert Frost (not related to Rufus) to Sara Josepha Hale who’s Mary had a Little Lamb we celebrate most springs with lambs from Earth Haven Farm’s own Mary. Non Fiction authors like Rich & Sandra Neil Wallace can also be found on the shelves as well. Nicki and I are pretty excited to be enjoying Susie Spikol’s (of Harris Center Fame) new The Animal Adventurer’s Guide; How to prowl for an owl, make snail slime, and catch a frog bare-handed. Next time you’re strolling the stacks look for the green circle sticker. You never know what you’ll find.
“Our state is often rumored to have more working authors per capita than any other,” – NH Magazine. Fan favorites Jodi Picoult, Lisa Gardner, John Irving, Ernie Hebert, and more. The New Hampshire State Library’s Center for the Book even has a database NH Authors, Center for the Book, New Hampshire State Library The NH Authors Database contains information on over 1200 authors and illustrators who have called the Granite State home. Writers who were born in New Hampshire, are current residents of New Hampshire, or who have spent a significant portion of their writing careers in New Hampshire, and who have at least one published book catalogued in a New Hampshire library have been included.