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Delanie Spangler, left, and Morgan Croft sit in Common Grounds on Saturday, Feb. 9, for a book signing for their debut novel, "Caged Birds." The two friends came up with the characters and plot line together and Spangler did the writing.

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Caz High School senior publishes debut novel

Christie Brenneck didn’t know that that her student, Cazenovia senior Delanie Spangler, was writing a novel until the finished product, cover and all, was placed in her hands. The novel, entitled “Caged Birds,” was not written for an assignment but began simply as a hobby shared by Spangler and her friend Morgan Croft. Spangler used an online self-publishing service to produce the first 125 copies of “Caged Birds.”


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