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Seneca Falls Man Publishes Children’s Book

“Doubting Thomas,” a new children’s book about a boy who faces his fears, will be read and signed from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 at the Seneca Falls Library.Written by Andrew Massey of Rumsey Street, Seneca Falls, the paperback describes how a boy conquers his fears so that he can help a friend.Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises of Mustang, Okla., the book retails for $9.99 and includes a free audio download. The audio download will be played periodically during Massey’s visit Sept. 13. The book will be available for purchase and the author will sign copies.Massey said he wrote the book five years ago, submitted inquiry letters in July 2007 and received a contract from Tate Publishing in August 2007.The book was released July 29 and is available at tatepublishing.com , along with amazon.com and other retailers, he said. “It all happened pretty quickly,” said Massey, who operates a home day care with his wife, Diana Massey.The book is appropriate for children ages three to 12, according to Massey, who said he was inspired to write the book by impending parenthood. The couple has two children – Logan, age three, and Rebecca, age one.Massey, 28, grew up in the village of Waterloo and was home schooled.Writing “is a natural talent,” he said. “I was never into writing until five years ago.” Since then, Massey said, he has written 50 books, including a number of books which Tate plans to publish as part of the “Doubting Thomas” series.

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