MOTHER’S DAY, MAY 10t, 2015

Free and Open to the Public –Gloria Waldron Hukle & Dawn Lajaunesse

Inspired by family, Author Dawn Lajaunesse, who lives near Saratoga Springs with her husband, Dennis, and Border terrier, Nala, wrote her second novel, In Her Mother’s Shoes.  The novel draws on the life history of her own mother, who grew up in Valley Falls, not far from Schaghticoke, and looks at universal themes in family relationships, particularly mothers and their children.

    “As Meredith sorts through her elderly mother’s house before selling, she finds clues to her mother’s shadowy past.  She begins to understand why her mother related so poorly to her children and is shaken by parallels in her relationships with her own children. Is it possible to break the cycle of destructive behaviors that are passed from generation to generation? “- Dawn Lajeunesse, In Her Mother’s Shoes

  Her first published novel was “Autumn Colors”, also based locally and derived loosely from her own life experiences.  She is currently working on a third book she has titled Gram and Me and hopes for publication early 2016.   

Visit Dawn Lajeunesse at www.dawnlajeunesse.com .  

Special price for Dawn’s books for this event will be $10 each. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Knickerbocker Mansion.

An author with deep roots in New York’s Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Warren Counties, historical novelist, Gloria Waldron Hukle drew upon both documented fact and family lore when writing her series of novels spanning three centuries.  Hukle, a dogged researcher whose ancestors were among the first to settle in the Schaghticoke area, will join other authors at the Knickerbocker Mansion in sharing their journey behind the book.  

    “In 1976, while America celebrated its bicentennial, Tena Waldron received an anonymous gift in the mail.  The contents of this small package becomes the catalyst for her journey to the charming Adirondack hamlet of North Creek, her deceased father’s hometown.  Later, in the dining room of the North Creek inn where Tena registers, she discovers a rare, two-handled, silver caudle cup.  In this quiet, North Country community she soon learns that nothing is as it seems.”- “The Diary of a Northern Moon” by Gloria Waldron Hukle

Visit Author Gloria Waldron Hukle at www.authorgloriawaldronhukle.com

Manhattan Seeds of the Big Apple , Threads An American Tapestry  The Diary of a Northern Moon –Limited amts- Series Signed–Soft cover Set of all three- $45.00

Both authors will present and greet the public inside the Knickerbocker Mansion between Noon and 3PM.  (Break for Veteran’s Service at 1PM at the old cemetery) Knickerbocker Dutch Breakfast in am, and Chicken BBQ in the afternoon.  Reservations for BBQ suggested. Colonial Tea and Tours of Mansion. Costumed Reenactors.

About Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. My last three novels, THE EYES HAVE IT, IN HER MOTHER'S SHOES and STAR CATCHING, are available in e-book format through Amazon and other formats by request here or on my website. AUTUMN COLORS was my first novel and is still available through Amazon and B&N in multiple formats. My early writings are women's fiction, one also suitable for YA. My work-in-progress is a historical fiction about the Armenians who settled in Troy, NY in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Come visit me at my website: www.dawnlajeunesse.com.
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