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Tucker, Ripley, and Friends

TuckerRipley webMeet Local Author and Local Illustrator at Book Signing


Sunday, October 3 from 1 – 3 pm


Join us as we welcome local author Gene Ware and local illustrator Randy Austin for a special book signing of their book, Tucker, Ripley, and Friends. This book features highlights from Asbury Woods and the animals you may find along the trails and inside the Andrew J. Conner Nature Center. Free and open to the public. 

Meet Tucker Turtle and Ripley Rabbit as they take their friends on an adventure to Asbury Woods! This is the second book in the Tucker Turtle and Ripley Rabbit series that features highlights from Asbury Woods and the animals you may find along the trails and inside the Andrew J. Conner Nature Center. Each page comes to life with vibrant illustrations and a story that is not only heartwarming and fun but includes science and nature-based facts about the adventures.

The books will be available at the Squeaky Frog Gift Shop at Asbury Woods and local bookstores in the Erie, PA area, in addition to Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com. Each book has a retail price of $27.95. Purchasing the book directly from Asbury Woods supports our mission of environmental education, outdoor recreation, and conservation.


Gene Ware is a published author of eight books and is on the boards of Presque Isle Light Station, and formerly Board Chairmen of the Tom Ridge Center Foundation and the Presque Isle Partnership. He is also a goerie.com contributing writer. Send questions and comments to ware906@gmail.com

Randy Austin is a local self-taught artist who specializes in ultra-realistic pencil portraits of pets and people.  He has had his work published in Angels on Earth Magazine.