Christmas in Iverhill: The Black Oak Elementary School Sledding Championship

NOTE: To read Chuck Miller’s book “The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairy Tale,” as well as the short stories in the “Christmas in Iverhill” series, visit this link. Wednesday, December 19, 1973. Iverhill’s public schools seldom, if ever, closed for a snowstorm.  If heavy snow was scheduled to arrive, so then were the…

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Four more trips to Iverhill this holiday season

Two years ago, I rewrote a senior college thesis into a serialized blog novel, The Robins of Iverhill. I published it, chapter by chapter, as blog posts in the Times Union. And later, it was published in paperback form. Last year, I wrote four Christmas-themed short stories, which were very well-received. Now I’m returning once…

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A literary classic comes to life, narrated by Kevin Marshall

I’ve helped out with Kevin Marshall‘s charity fundraisers in the past.  You know me.  Bloggers support bloggers.  But this time, if I’m going to contribute to his newest worthy fundraiser, I wanted something extra-special in return. See, Kevin is trying to raise $1,000 for New York Special Olympics, and if he reaches that goal he…

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Christmas in Iverhill: The Snow Fort of St. Timothy

NOTE: To read Chuck Miller’s book “The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairy Tale,” as well as the short stories in the “Christmas in Iverhill” series, visit this link. Monday, December 24th, 1973. Port’s alarm clock rang at 8:00 a.m., with that same bang-bang-bang bell-ringing that married 8:00 a.m. to the end of sleep. …

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Christmas in Iverhill: The Night it Rained in December

NOTE: To read Chuck Miller’s book “The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairy Tale,” as well as the short stories in the “Christmas in Iverhill” series, visit this link. Sunday, December 23, 1973. The decorations covered every storefront along North Main Avenue, each bauble and bangle covered with a thin film of grimy glaze.…

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Returning to Iverhill this December

Last summer, I rewrote a senior college thesis into a serialized blog novel, The Robins of Iverhill.  I published it, chapter by chapter, as blog posts in the Times Union.  And later, it was published in paperback form. Now I’m returning to the Adirondack lumber town for Christmas.  And I want you to join me…

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A Dream Comes True … in Paperback

It’s 1982.  I declared my major in college – creative writing – and immediately immersed myself in the works of William Faulkner and Eudora Welty and Geoffrey Chaucer and every other writer of a long-ago time. I knew what was coming up for me, though… as a creative writing major, I would be required to…

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The Robins of Iverhill: Chapter 31 – The Finals

NOTE: To read Chuck Miller’s book “The Robins of Iverhill: A Minor League Fairy Tale,” as well as the short stories in the “Christmas in Iverhill” series, visit this link. My name is Genvieve McCarling.  Nearly 40 years ago, I was the manager for three seasons for the Iverhill Robins of the Intrastate Baseball Association,…

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