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Local Author Wins National Award For Children's Picture Book

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Patricia Gleichauf, author Children's Picture books "Starfish Gazing" and "Horses of the Sea" was was honored for her work.

The author  received gold medal honors for her book Horses of the Sea by the Florida Author's and Publisher's Association. 

Gleichauf wrote the book back in 2011 but didn't pursue publishing it until she retired in 2017.

Gleichauf said she enjoys writing about the creatures of the sea because it gives children the opportunity to learn about some of the endangered creatures of the ocean that normally they may not know about it.

Gleichauf also said shes already planning her next book... this one about sea turtles and some of the dangers of pollution and the effects it has on these animals.