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Sponsored Post: Meet The Artist: Andy Reddout | Genny The Cow - Book & Poster Signing on April 5th

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Meet The Artist: Andy Reddout | Genny The Cow -Book and Poster Signing

Friday, April 5th: 4:30-6:30pm

Join us as we kick off our GeneSEEtheEclipse festivities! Andy Reddout, illustrator of our Genny Sees The Eclipse original children's book and Genesee County's commemorative eclipse poster will be at the Genesee County Visitor Center located at 8276 Park Rd. in Batavia.

Stop in for a free, signed commemorative poster, to have Andy sign your purchased Genny Sees The Eclipse books, or purchase a book when you get here!  We'll also have our Genny cow-print solar glasses for sale and photo ops with life-size Genny The Cow!  Check out the quick video to see how Andy made Genny come to life over the pages of the book!


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Author Rob Thompson to visit HLOM for signing on Saturday

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Submitted photo of The Torture Tree from The Sullivan Expedition.

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Rob Thompson

Western New York author Rob Thompson, after nearly two years of painstaking research has completed, what he declares as his most difficult of projects. 

The Sullivan Expedition is considered by many to be the most significant military campaign of the American Revolution. The expedition was seen by George Washington as a necessity for ridding the colonial frontier of the Indian threat, and from the assaults by the infamous Butler’s Rangers. Washington’s controversial method was to clear western New York of the Indians by destroying their crops and villages forcing thousands of Native Americans to seek refuge from the British at Fort Niagara. 

Under the leadership of Maj. Gen. John Sullivan and aided by Gens. Clinton, Maxwell, and Hand, nearly 5,000 men crossed the western Finger Lakes destroying over fifty Indian settlements and burning thousands of acres of crops, The most well-known event of Sullivan’s Expedition occurred near Conesus Lake: the capturing and horrific torture of two men Lt. Thomas Boyd and Sgt. Michael Parker. 

Chapters include the founding of the Iroquois Confederacy (the Huedensee), the life of Mary Jemison, the “White Woman of the Genesee,” the headaches endured by George Washington caused not only by Sullivan but others within the structure of the Army, and the controversial topic of genocide.

“Regrading genocide, I present the facts of the expedition, and though I express my personal view I encourage the reader to make their own determination based upon the facts I present. If one thing is learned it’s that at one time in all of human history regardless of race, ethnicity or religion all men have been victims of and perpetrators of hate.”

This compilation of archived material is greatly enhanced by in-depth research is a fine, easy-to-read book and one that will certainly encourage further study by all who read it. One point of enjoyment is the introduction of numerous historical tid-bits such as the life of riflemen Timothy Murphy, the legend behind the run of Adam Helmer, Daniel Shays of the Shays Rebellion (buried in Conesus New York) and the myth behind the lost cannon.

On Saturday, September 23, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holland Land Office Museum there will be a signing of Behold and Blush-The Sullivan Expedition, The Linden Murders Solved, Twisted Tree Final Word on the Linden Murders, and Candles in the Rain (the story of the 1997 Genesee County Janet Rippel cold case).

Submitted photo of the reburial of Mary Jemison from The Sullivan Expedition.
Submitted photo of the reburial of Mary Jemison from The Sullivan Expedition.
Submitted photo of a map of the expedition from The Sullivan Expedition.

Local author to discuss fantasy series at RML

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Tony Johnson

Join Batavian Tony Johnson on Saturday, August 12 at 10 a.m. in the Reading Room at Richmond Memorial Library for a book talk and signing. 

Tony will discuss his epic fantasy series, "The Story of Evil." The event will include a talk, Q&A, and book signing. There will be book giveaways, cookies made by Simply Scrumptious, customized bookmarks, and more!

Books in the series include "Heroes of the Siege," "Escape from Celestial," "Three Visions," "The Cursed King," and "Battle for the Kingdom." Tony published the first volume in the series in 2013.

Copies of the book will be available to purchase and will also be available to check out from Richmond Memorial Library.

Tony Johnson is the author of "The Story of Evil," a five-part epic fantasy saga. Tony is an avid reader who enjoys fantasy, classics, and Christian literature. He is a fan of movies, video games, and football, and loves being a husband and father. 

This event is free to attend and all are welcome. 

Richmond Memorial Library is located at 19 Ross St., Batavia. For more information about the library, visit

Guest Speaker at HLOM - Rob R. Thompson talks about the Linden Murders and executions in Genesee County

By Holland Land Office

Come and meet the Author of "Linden Murders... Solved", "The Twisted Tree, The Final Thoughts on the Linden Murders" and "Swinging in the Rain" from 6-9 p.m. Saturday Dec.14th.

Rob R. Thompson who has a background in working with the mentally ill, specifically those with schizophrenia aided him in his research about the Linden murders. His book "Swinging in the Rain" which will be the main focus of the event, focuses more on the executions in Genesee County.

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Max Szemplenski - Book Discussion at the HLOM

By Holland Land Office

Saturday, February 21st at 1:00 pm in the Holland Land Office Museum

Join local author and friend of the Holland Land Office Museum, Michael "Max" Szemplenski as he talks about his newly published (and e-published) works! Light refreshments will be provided.

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