Schroon's own Anne Gregson and author Christa Ocker are two very special ladies. The talented duo has produced an awe inspiring tale in a new book, "Merry Christmas, My Friend,”.
And they’ll be signing copies this Saturday at the Adirondack General Store between 1 pm – 3 pm.
Christa Holder Ocker draws the inspiration for her stories from living a life filled with love, laughter, tears, and passion. Merry Christmas, My Friend, based on a true story, first appeared in the #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Chicken Soup for the Kid's Soul. Adapted for TV, Good Bye, My Friend starred the late Mickey Rooney. Throughout the years the story appeared in English and foreign language publications, inspiring youngsters to correspond from all over the world. For the first time Merry Christmas, My Friend is featured as a picture book, giving new life to this holiday classic. Anne Gregson, award winning artist, had a career of teaching art to children of all ages, from five to seventy-five, giving her a front row seat to seeing the world through the eyes of a child. She now spends her time in her art studio accompanied by her faithful dog Cooper, whose likeness found its way into these illustrations.
Besides signing the book, Annie will have available a few signed prints of her heart-warming illustrations.