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Newfane-based children's author Diana Tuorto. (Submitted photo)
Newfane-based children's author Diana Tuorto. (Submitted photo)

Local children's author reading, signing books at Artisan Alley during 'Newfane Market Night'


Tue, Jul 6th 2021 10:20 am

Newfane-based children’s author Diana Tuorto will read and sign her books at Artisan Alley (2714 Main St) from 4:30-7 p.m. during “Newfane Market Night” on Wednesday, July 14.

Tuorto will read her picture book, “How Angel Horses Become Unicorns,” at 5 p.m. followed by a reading of her easy-reader, “Spirit of the Saluda River,” at 6:30 p.m. Both readings will be broadcast over Facebook Live by Artisan Alley for those unable to attend in person.

Illustrated by Medina-based artist Sam Vella, “How Angel Horses Become Unicorns” is the story of a girl named Gianna and her horse, Luna. When Luna becomes ill, Gianna realizes her friend will become an angel. But, with Gianna's help, will she also become a unicorn?

Illustrated by artist Emmi Gordon, “Spirit of the Saluda River” is based on the story of Spirit, a blind, 20-year-old-plus Shetland pony rescued from an island in South Carolina's Saluda River. Despite a difficult past and obstacles in his recovery, Spirit goes on to become an inspiration, particularly to deaf and blind children.

While supplies last, reading/signing attendees will receive a free unicorn squirt toy just for stopping by. Tuorto will also include a small stuffed unicorn with any purchase of “How Angel Horses Become Unicorns,” or two copies of her other titles, while supplies last.

Also expected at “Newfane Market Night”:

√ Methodist Church farmer's market 

√ Red House Music hosting “Sidewalk Jamz”

√ St. Andrew’s Church community store hosting sidewalk sales

√ √ WAHI Studio offering open studio from 4-8 p.m.

√ The Brookside hosting “Cruise Night” until 9 p.m.

√ Imagine That Studio & Gifts open until 9 p.m.

For more information on Tuorto’s children’s book, visit www.Horsebooksforkids.com. To learn more about Artisan Alley, visit www.Artisanalleynewfane.com.  

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