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Area attorney publishes first children's book

By Norwalk Reflector staff • Apr 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM

PERRYSBURG — Independent book publisher Wisdom House Books has announced that debut author Andi C. Kryszak, of Oberlin, will join a host of area authors to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on April 27 at Gathering Volumes Bookstore.

The event, which will span from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m., will include author readings, live music, cookies, scavenger hunts, children’s events and contests to win exclusive merchandise. Gathering Volumes Bookstore is located at 196 E. South Boundary St., Perrysburg.

Kryszak’s children’s picture book, “My Name is Curly,” will be available for purchase and a portion of the proceeds will go to Curly’s Kids Animal Education Fund, which works in conjunction with the Community Foundation of Lorain County to give back to area animal shelters. In her book, Kryszak imagines her rescue dog’s early life in this hopeful story, which is brought to life by Grace C. Schlea’s expressive and cheerful illustrations.

With its cute and cuddly protagonist, a great message and the opportunity to give back to the community and support independent bookstores, this children’s book is a must-read, Wisdom House officials said.

Curly the dog is born in a barn, surrounded by his parents and siblings. But when a day of boredom prompts him to explore the nearby woods, he soon finds himself lost. Alone and scared, he attracts the attention of a sympathetic raccoon, who decides to help Curly find his way. What other friends will Curly make on his adventure? Can he find a forever home? 

Along with being a children’s author, Kryszak works as a lawyer, practicing in the areas of estate planning, estate and trust administration, elder law and real estate. She lives in Ohio with her husband and their two rescued dogs.

At work, Kryszak said has to be very serious, but when she adopted her first rescue dog, Curly, she loved how he brought out her silly side and made her laugh. She also said she hopes Curly’s story will inspire others to rescue dogs who need loving homes. 

For more information on “My Name is Curly,” visit: www.curlythesillydog.com. ‚Ä®For more information on the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/BookstoreDay.

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