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Author of Newly Written Children's Book Stops in Somers

Cindy Ruvolo Lurie, from Enfield, inspires children to read and write about their fantasies.

Local children's book author Cindy Ruvolo Lurie made a special appearance at on Saturday to introduce her newly published children's book, Carolyn and Her Tiny Red House.

The tale is a delightfully whimsical story of a young girl’s journey to find space from her over-the-top, packed-in-so-tightly, no-room-for-a-sneeze, tiny red house.

"It has been my life-long desire to publish a children's book," said Lurie. "The inspiration of the book came from when my husband and I moved from a very large home in Barkhamstead to a quite a bit smaller home in Enfield. During the whole 'moving' experience of being surrounded by the many boxes that consumed my smaller home, I thought that it really did not matter where I lived, but that I was happy in my new little home in Enfield."

Crossroads Gifts & Greetings storeowner Judy Cooley noted after reading the book, that Lurie was a local author. That led her to want to have Lurie come to her store.

"Since I like to promote the surrounding area talented people, and I loved the story, I thought it would be a great to have her at the store to promote her book," she said. "This gave the children a rare opportunity to actually meet the person who wrote the story, talk to her and have her inspire the next author of our area. What people should take from this book is that, bigger is not always better, but it is what in heart that matters the most."

 The book will be released to the stores and Amazon.com in June 2011 but for now, it can be purchased at Crossroads Gifts & Greetings or at www.bigtentbooks.com.

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