Alumni Bookshelf

This column celebrates the publishing success of Oswego alumni authors, illustrators and recording artists. Please keep us informed about new books and audio recordings by requesting that your publisher or distributor send a copy for the Oswego Alumni Bookshelf at King Alumni Hall.

Joseph Hilko ’65 tells the story of one man’s dedication to fishing in the early 20th century in his biography The Life and Legend of Sheridan R. Jones: America’s Pioneering Outdoor Writer & His Search for the Perfect Fishing Lure. M.E. Sharp Inc., 2011.

Ray Peterson ’78 tells the story of a man who set out to deliver the answer that could help his town’s mill from closing in rural upstate New York in his novel The Middle of Everywhere. State University of New York Press, 2012.

Michael Barry ’77 vibrantly illustrates the short story Where Rainbows are Born written by his brother, John Barry. The short story tells how the Menehune people of Hawai’i created the natural phenomenon we know as rainbows. Xlibris, 2012.

Wendy Ellin ’78 teaches women techniques to help get their lives organized with her motivational self help book called Enough is Enough, Get Control of Your Stuff! BookLogix, 2012.

Joe Lawlor ’94 tells the story of a bright seventh grader and the difficulty he faces when being accused of cyber-bullying in the fast-paced debut novel BULLY.COM. Eerdmans Book for Young Readers, 2013.

Deirdre Maloney ’95 features lessons about leadership that often go unnoticed in her mini-book Tough Truth: The Ten Leadership Lessons We Don’t Talk About. Business Solutions Press, 2012.


Luciano Iorizzo, Professor Emeritus of History, contributed to the book Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts, which discusses the history of various immigrant groups in American history. GMU Press, 2012.

2 thoughts on “Alumni Bookshelf

  1. I would like to send a copy of my 2013 historical novel, The Reputed Wife, for the Alumni Bookshelf. What do you need from me besides the book, and where shall I send it?

    Cheers, Jo Ann Butler

    • Thanks for contacting us Jo Ann,

      We are working on the next issue of the magazine right now! You can send The Reputed Wife to:

      Alumni Bookshelf
      King Alumni Hall
      SUNY Oswego
      Oswego, NY 13126

      Could you please include your full name, including any maiden names, your class year and what you studied while at Oswego? Also, a short paragraph about the book (what inspired you) would be helpful. Very Grateful,

      Oswego Alumni Association

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