Fayetteville Emily Meidenbauer, 17, a senior at Fayetteville-Manlius High School, recently took part in a book signing at Hartsville Hollow gift shop in Fayetteville. The event was designed to highlight the works of local writers.
“We were delighted to feature Emily’s books at our book signing,” said Sheila Richer, Hartsville Hollow co-owner. “Having published two books at such a young age is very impressive.” Five other authors’ works were also on display.
Emily has been writing stories since the age of six, and published her first novel, “Right Where My Heart Should Be,” in early 2012. Her second book, “A Little Different,” picks up where the first story left off, and was released this summer.
“It was a long and somewhat difficult process, but I loved creating the characters and writing these stories. I have lots of ideas to continue the series,” Meidenbauer said. She plans to minor in creative writing at college next year.
The Hartsville Hollow gift shop began as the dream of three sisters – Sheila, Molly Gray, and Eileen Ryan – all retired or semi-retired professionals who are also artists themselves. The shop opened in 2010 and now boasts the creative offerings of more than 100 artisans from across Central New York.
Meidenbauer’s books can be found online here and here.