New book by local author

A new Children’s book is about to be released. The story setting takes place in a somewhat rural setting. The story was inspired by the author’s family in South Carolina. It is truly a delightful read.

Local award winning author Dr. Robert L. Heichberger has captured the warmth of children and their family and the charm of their animal pets in a new book entitled “THE PLEASANT ABODE”. An independent reviewer stated: “This story will fully capture the attention of those who read it. The reader’s heartstrings of emotion will be thoroughly moved by the events which occur in the story.”

The imagery in the story is so real and is expressed so genuinely by the way the Pleasant family is suddenly confronted by an approaching heavy thunder and lightning storm in the middle of the night. The young daughters in the story bond together with their parents for a word of warm comfort and reassurance that “all will be well”. Ironically, as the oncoming storm approached, their animal pets … regardless of species, age, or size … sought comfort and safety from each other.

This story depicts the bond of warmth and trust that can be developed between pets and their masters, as well as among the animals themselves. Truly, the story shows how genuine friendships are developed and maintained when a trusting hand is given and a reassuring kindly attitude is extended among people themselves, and with their animal pets.

Both young and old will love this delightful story as to how friendships are built with a bond of trust and the warmth of kindness. Truly, this story is a marvelous read for all people and for all ages.

This new book published by Author House will hit the shelves very soon. It will be available in most book stores and on . Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Shriners Hospital for Children and to St. Jude’s Research Hospital for Children.

Dr. Heichberger is a resident of Gowanda and professor emeritus at SUNY Fredonia. He also writes a column for the OBSERVER which runs every other Monday.