Monday, October 3, 2011

Scranton Times-Tribune article

Scranton Times-Tribune
October 2, 2011

Dickson City woman pens first book

A retired school librarian has penned her first children's book.

Archbald-based Tribute Books recently published "Stanley Seagull," by Dickson City resident Cathy Mazur, who served as the elementary school librarian in the Mid Valley School District for 34 years.

Featuring illustrations by Throop resident Colleen Gedrich, the book tells the story of Stanley, a young seagull who winds up hundreds of miles from his home at the beach, thanks to a garbage truck. As he tries to find his way back, he learns how humans affect the balance of nature.

Mrs. Mazur will be promoting the book throughout the month.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., she'll have a book signing at Stirna's Restaurant, 120 W. Market St.

Then, on Wednesday, Oct. 19, and Thursday, Oct. 20, she'll read the book for students at Mid Valley Elementary Center, Underwood Road, Throop. There, she will donate a hardcover copy of the book in memory of Staff Sgt. Patrick R. Dolphin, a local Marine who recently died in Afghanistan.

The book costs $16.95 hardcover, 7.95 paperback and $2.99 to $4.99 e-book, and it can be purchased at or

"Stanley Seagull"

Author: Cathy Mazur

Illustrator: Colleen Gedrich

Publisher: Tribute Books

Cost: $16.95 hardcover, $7.95 paperback, $2.99-$4.99 e-book

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