about the author persis granger


I was raised on a dairy farm in the small town of Hillsdale, NY. After college, my husband Richard and I fell in love with the Adirondack region, and we moved with our two daughters to Thurman, NY, in 1976.

I’ve loved to read ever since I learned how, and I grew up with novels tucked under my mattress, in the laundry basket, and in a secret hiding place beneath an unused heat register in my bedroom floor. I guess it was just natural that I would love writing, too, but it took me a long time to get around to it.

When my kids were grown I wrote an occasional article for the local papers, and finally, in 2002, I published my first book, a nonfiction work for adults called Shared Stories from Daughters of Alzheimer’s: Writing a Path to Peace. That gave me the confidence to write Adirondack Gold and Adirondack Gold Teacher's Guide. It takes a lot of to create a book, and I needed help! My husband and youngest daughter contributed the illustrations, and the rest of my family became my “support staff.”

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