Norfolk Authors

Virginia Baldwin

When the South Dakota Historical Society Press decided to reissue William Henry Hamilton’s book Dakota: An Autobiography of a Cowman, they asked his granddaughter, Norfolk resident Virginia Hamilton Baldwin, to write a new foreword. She has done so, updating this fascinating account of life in the Dakota Territories.

Wolves-, mosquitoes-, and gumbo-challenged pioneer rancher W. H. Hamilton writes about Harding and Butte counties in the 1880’s and 1890’s. Written after Hamilton left northwestern South Dakota, Dakota is rich with details of farming, ranching, stock handling, hunting, and extended family life and abounds with observations about weather, soil, wildlife, and the landscape.

» Dakota: An Autobiography of a Cowman
» South Dakota State Historical Society


William Brookfield

William Brookfield has followed up his popular book of last summer, A Salute to Family and Friends with a new book, A Second Salute. It’s sure to delight readers as much as his first effort.


Kinuko Y. Craft

Kinuko Y. Craft’s paintings frequently appear on the covers of national magazines such as Time and Newsweek, and she has created illustrations for the covers of dozens of novels. She has won more than one hundred graphic arts awards, including three gold medals from the Society of Illustrators.

» Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave
» Bailey’s Window
» Cupid and Psyche
» King Midas and the Golden Touch
» Pegasus
» Treasure Island
» Twelve Dancing Princesses
» The Twelve Dancing Princesses


Enrico Ferorelli

Whether for your photography collection, at home or at work, or for a gift to a friend or a loved one, you could not make a better choice than these fly fishing photographs. I have traveled all the nine streams of the Catskills, where American Fly Fishing was born, and have photographed the most beautiful fishing spots.

» Land of Little Rivers : A Story in Photos of Catskill Fly Fishing
» Enrico Ferorelli
» Fly Fishing Photography
» Ferorelli Biography


Jonathan Galassi

Jonathan Galassi’s first collection of poems, Morning Run, appeared in 1988. He has also published several volumes of translations of the Italian poet Eugenio Montale, most recently Collected Poems 1920-1954 in 1998. He is chairman of the Academy of American Poets and lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

» A Boy Named Giotto
» Collected Poems 1920-1954
» Collected Poems, 1920-1954 : Bilingual Edition
» The Last Attachment: The Story of Byron & Teresa Guiccioli
» North Street : Poems
» The Second Life of Art : Selected Essays


Peter Gott and Pat Miller

Peter Gott, the well-known physician from Salisbury, and his co-author Pat Miller have produced a loving photographic look at Nantucket, Summer Windows of ‘Sconset.

» Visit Sconset
» Visit Nantucket


Edward Hallowell

Dr. Ned Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist and the founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Concord, MA. His groundbreaking books, including DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION, a 1994 bestseller about attention-deficit disorder, and WORRY, about how to control anxiety, have distinguished him as one of the country’s leading psychiatrists. Now, drawing on his knowledge and expertise from twenty years of private practice, as an instructor at Harvard Medical School, as well as his own life experiences, he has written his most powerful and transforming book, CONNECT: 12 Vital Ties That Open Your Heart, Lengthen Your Life, and Deepen Your Soul, which reveals that the single most important factor for emotional and physical well-being is to connect passionately to something larger than yourself.

Read some of Dr. Hallowell’s articles on attention deficit disorder.
Visit Dr. Hallowell’s website.
Dr. Hallowell’s Biography

» ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder): Achieving Success in School and in Life
» Answers to Distraction
» Connect
» Driven to Distraction : Recognizing and Coping With Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood
» Understanding Attention Deficit Disorder and Addiction : Workbook
» When You Worry About the Child You Love : Emotional and Learning Problems in Children
» Worry : Controlling It and Using It Wisely


Anita Holmes

Anita Holmes is both a writer and an editor with a long career in children’s and educational publishing. She has a special interest in nature, gardening, and the environment and has written numerous articles and award-winning books for children on these subjects.

» 100 Year Old Cactus
» Cactus, The All-American Plant
» Can You Find Us?
» Flowers for You, Blooms for Every Month
» I Can Save the Earth
» If Grass Could Talk
» Insect Detector
» Pierced and Pretty: The Complete Guide to Ear Piercing
» Plant Fun: Ten Easy Plants to Grow Indoors
» Who Dug That Hole?


Michael Hurd

Michael Hurd has edited a compelling collection of Civil War letters and diaries written by Captain Burritt Newton Hurd, who was in the 3rd and 15th New York Volunteer Cavalry, 1861-1864. Remember Me to All Enquiring Friends gives a vivid first hand account of the war between the states.

» Learn more about the Civil War


Arthur Lathrop

No, not Norfolk… Norwich! Arthur Lathrop’s loving account of his town in a bygone day is called Victorian Norwich, Connecticut.

» Visit the city of Norwich: The Rose of New England

Kim Laudati

Kim Laudati is a pediatric nurse with an interest in natural healing. She and others have written a useful book for professionals and laymen entitled The Health Care Practitioners Guide to Common Herbs.

Starling Lawrence

It is always interesting when a publishing figure turns author, and in the case of Norton editor-in-chief Lawrence, it is good to report that a considerable talent is at work. Norfolk’s own Starling Lawrence will be present with his first two published works:

» Legacies : Stories
» Montenegro : A Novel


Jack O’Malley

Centennial, written by Norfolk’s own Jack O’Malley, researched by Richard Byrne along with other Norfolk historians, is a detailed look at the past hundred years of the dedicated individuals who have served our community. Over 200 pages of text and photographs tell the stories of our extraordinary Volunteer Fire Department.

Order forms are available at the library and books will be available for pick-up at the Historical Museum between 1:00 and 4:00 pm. The cost of the book is $25.00.


Dr. David Leffell

David J. Leffell, M.D. is an internationally recognized expert in skin health including laser surgery, aesthetic dermatology, cancer and new technologies in dermatology. He is Professor of Dermatology and Surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Leffell is also Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of the Yale Faculty Practice.

» Total Skin : The Definitive Guide to Whole Skin Care for Life
» Manual of Skin Surgery : A Practical Guide to Dermatologic Procedures
» Totalskin.net » Interview with Dr. Leffell


Dr. J. Lawrence Pool

Dr. J. Lawrence Pool from West Cornwall has written on a variety of subjects. His lastest book is Here and Hereafter. His earlier books are America’s Valley Forges and Furnaces, Izack Walton (Life and Times) and Fighting Ships of Long Island Sound.


Walter Rosenblum

Summer resident Walter Rosenblum has been coming to Norfolk for decades: first with the photography department of the Yale Summer School of Art and Music, and later with his family. Justly famous for his studies of people in New York and men at war, Rosenblum has a new retrospective of his life’s work, Walter Rosenblum, Photographer.

» The Photographer Walter Rosenblum: Some Kind of Respect
» Rosenblum Photo
» America and Lewis Hine
» Walter Rosenblum, Photographer
» Aperture Foundation


Tom Shachtman

Personal Information: Family: Born February 15, 1942, in New York, NY. Education: Tufts University, B.S., 1963; Carnegie-Mellon University, M.F.A., 1966. Memberships: Writers Guild of America, East, PEN, Authors Guild. Addresses: Home: New York, NY. Agent: Mel Berger, William Morris Agency, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.

Career: Freelance writer, producer, and director for television, 1966–; author, 1979–. Assistant chief of the television division, National Geographic Society, 1969-70; The Writers Room (a non-profit urban writers’ colony), president.

» Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold
» Around the Block : The Business of a Neighborhood
» The FBI-KGB War : A Special Agent’s Story
» I Have Lived in the Monster
» The Most Beautiful Villages of New England
» Whoever Fights Monsters


Hatsy Taylor

Hatsy’s book Weeds and Wisdom is a compilation of garden essays taken from her twenty years as a garden columnist for The Lakeville Journal, The Berkshire Eagle and the Torrington Register. She is also a garden club speaker, giving her programs from Maine to Mississippi. She now has a column on the website Freunds Farm Market on which she posts a new column every two weeks.


Kate Wenner

Kate Wenner © Christopher LittleKate Wenner grew up in California in the Cold War 1950s, went to boarding school in Vermont, and then on to college at Harvard. After freshman year she took time off and spent a year working in a communal farming village in Tanzania. On her return she wrote a memoir of her African experience, Shamba Letu: An American Girl’s Adventure in Africa (Houghton Mifflin: 1970).

Upon graduation Wenner was awarded a Michael Rockefeller Memorial Fellowship and traveled for year and a half throughout Central and South America, including an eleven-month stay in a small village high in the Andes in Peru. Back in the United States she taught creative writing to prison inmates and women’s groups, and moved to New York City to begin a two decade-long career as a print and television journalist. For fourteen years she worked as an award-winning producer for ABC 20/20, where she was responsible for profiles that ranged from Stephen Hawking to the real-life Madame Butterfly, as well as many ground-breaking reports such as her Emmy-nominated presentation of the life-long impact of fetal alcohol syndrome.

In 1996 Wenner left 20/20 to write fiction. Her first novel, Setting Fires (Scribner 2000, Berkley Signature 2002), grew out of the family secret her father revealed in videotaped conversations shortly before he died of cancer. In conjunction with the publication of Setting Fires, Wenner edited those videotapes into a half-hour documentary. Since then she has traveled extensively showing her film “Time With My Father” and speaking to Jewish audiences about her father’s journey of reconciliation and her own journey back to Judaism. Wenner’s second novel, Dancing With Einstein (Scribner 2004), grew out of her childhood fears of the atom bomb and her belief that her generation was affected in deep and lasting ways by the ever-present specter of nuclear holocaust. Wenner and her husband, artist Gil Eisner, live in New York City and the Berkshires and are the parents of two college-age children.

» Setting Fires
» Read Chapter One


Norval White

Norval White is an architect, educator, and author of The Architecture Book and New York: A Physical History . He lives in Connecticut and New York City.

Personal Information: Family: Born June 12, 1926, in New York, N.Y.; son of William Crawford (a surgeon) and Caroline (a social worker; maiden name, Taylor) White; married Joyce Lee (a psychologist), May 24, 1958; children: William, Thomas, Gordon, Alistair. Education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1949; attended Ecole des Beaux-Arts, 1954; Princeton University, M.F.A., 1955. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Congregationalist. Military/Wartime Service: U.S. Naval Reserve, active duty, 1944-46. Memberships: American Institute of Architects (fellow; member of local executive committee, 1965-66), Society of Architectural Historians, New York State Association of Architects, Municipal Art Society (vice-president, 1968–). Addresses: Home: 145 State St., Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201. Agent: Virginia Barber, 44 Greenwich Ave., New York, N.Y. 10011.

Career: Norval White, New York City, principal, 1959-62; Rowan & White, New York City, partner, 1962-66; writer, 1967–; Gruzen & Partners, New York City, partner, 1967-70; City College of the City University of New York, New York City, professor and chairman of School of Architecture, 1970–. Registered architect in Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia; certified by National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; has designed public and private buildings, including apartment houses, hospitals, and police headquarters. Member of New York City Community Planning Board, 1961-65; founding president of Architectural Renewal Committee in Harlem, 1965-68; president of New York Fine Arts Federation, 1969–; trustee, Brooklyn Museum, 1973–; commissioner, New York City Art Commission, 1975–.

» AIA Guide to New York City


Walter Wick

Before long, I moved to New York City and started my own studio. At first it was hard to find clients. The lack of work gave me time to explore new ideas and techniques, which resulted in a small but effective portfolio of seven images. One of these images came about almost by accident. I was organizing screws, paper clips and other odds and ends. As I began sorting, I liked the way the objects looked spread out on my light box. After hours of careful arranging, I took a picture. This photograph of odds and ends was the spark that helped inspire the first I Spy book!

Visit the I Spy Homepage

» A Drop of Water : A Book of Science and Wonder
» I Spy : A Book of Picture Riddles
» I Spy Gold Challenger! : A Book of Picture Riddles
» I Spy Christmas : A Book of Picture Riddles
» I Spy Funhouse : A Book of Picture Riddles
» I Spy Fantasy a Book of Picture Riddles
» I Spy Little Christmas
» I Spy Little Letters
» I Spy Little Wheels
» I Spy Little Animals
» I Spy Little Book
» I Spy Mystery : A Book of Picture Riddles
» I Spy Little Numbers
» I Spy Treasure Hunt : A Book of Picture Riddles
» I Spy School Days : A Book of Picture Riddles
» I Spy Spooky Night : A Book of Picture Riddles
» Veo Navidad : UN Libro De Adivinanzas Ilustradas
» Walter Wick’s Optical Tricks


Wiley Wood

Prize winning translator Willard (Wiley) Wood has received kudos for his books. His most recent work is The Abyssinian by Jean-Christophe Rufin. He has completed work on a sequel, Saving Isfahan, which, alas, will not be available at the book-signing. Another project, Cairo, will be published in January, 2001. An earlier book, published in 1994, is La Salle, Explorer of the North American Frontier by Anka Muhlstein.

» The Abyssinian : A Novel
» Great Masters of European Painting
» LA Salle : Explorer of the North American Frontier
» Man Ray (Great Modern Masters)
» Support and Seduction : A History of Corsets and Bra

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