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Dozens of authors slated for big night at Hoss’s Aug. 13

Adirondack Authors Night celebrates 29th year

Jill Jones and author Larry Gooley, of Bloated Toe Enterprises, will be at the 29th annual Adirondack Authors Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Hoss’s Country Corner in Long Lake.

Jill Jones and author Larry Gooley, of Bloated Toe Enterprises, will be at the 29th annual Adirondack Authors Night from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Hoss’s Country Corner in Long Lake. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The big red-and-white tent behind Hoss’s Country Corner will be jam-packed with authors, artists and musicians Tuesday, Aug. 13 during the 29th Annual Adirondack Authors Night.

As of press time, there were 81 authors signed up, according to Lorrie Hosley, of Hoss’s. Last year there were 70 and it was pretty full.

“So everybody better be praying for nice weather,” Hosley said. “If there’s nice weather, there’s no problem, but if we all have to get under the tent with the sides down, we’re going to be pretty squished.”

One reason for the increase is that many authors simply remembered to keep the date open, and many were available this year. Adirondack Authors Night happens the same evening each year, from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Tuesday in August.

Another reason is the increase in new books, which are typically released during the summer reading season, and the Authors Night is one place to see them first, get them signed and ask the authors questions.

“There are a lot of new books out there,” Hosley said. “It’s pretty exciting.”

People are welcome to bring copies of books they own to get them signed. Or they’ll have plenty of reading material to buy for the long winter reading season. There is no admission for this event.

Some of the attending authors with new fiction and non-fiction books include: Phil Brown, “Adirondack Paddling”; Carol Gregson, “Wet Socks”; Yvona Fast, “Garden Gourmet” cookbook”; Kim and Pam Ladd, “Happy Hour in the High Peaks”; Justin and Carol VanRiper, “Adirondack Kids 13: The Blackfly Bad Guy”; Mason Smith, “Far Alaska”; and Gail Huntley, “Conquering the Wild.” Plus, folk musician Dan Berggren has a new CD, “Tongues in Trees,” and author/illustrator Sheri Amsel has a new illustrated Champlain Valley map.

The other authors and musicians will be:

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