2021 Annual Author Event:

Jun 6, 2021

2021 Annual Author Event: Alison O’Leary
Author of “Best Day Hikes Near Boston”
sponsored by the Wareham Library Foundation 

in partnership with the 
Buzzards Bay Coalition & Wareham Land Trust

Virtual Presentation by Alison O'Leary
Thursday, June 17
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

A group hike with the author
Saturday June 19th
at the Bentley Loop of the Myles Standish State Forest
 9:00 a.m.

For more information, contact warehamlibraryfoundation@gmail.com 
or visit the website at Wareham Library Foundation (supportwarehamlibrary.org)

About the author:  Alison O'Leary

Alison is a longtime journalist who has worked for newspapers from Austin, Texas to Reno, Nevada; Bath, Maine and suburban Boston. She was a correspondent for the Boston Globe for several years before completing her B.A. at Emerson College and becoming editor of The Boston Parents' Paper magazine and skirt! Boston magazine.

Along with freelance writing and public speaking, Alison is developmental editor of the Lyons Press' Life and Death at Cape Disappointment book by Chris D'Amelio (May 2021) and has assisted author Michael Tougias with several of his manuscripts.​
Alison has won awards for writing and editing over the years:  a 2017 Charlie Award (silver) for history writing from the Florida Magazine Association and numerous awards from the Parenting Publications of America organization for her work at The Boston Parents' Paper 2004-2007, including for travel writing in 2007.

About the book:  Best Day Hikes Near Boston
This Appalachian Mountain Club guidebook offers a variety of scenic and serene destinations in Eastern Massachusetts from Cape Ann to Chatham on Cape Cod. Choose from 60 hikes by location, terrain, difficulty, accessibility, and wildlife viewing opportunities. With this guidebook you can zero in on hikes close to home or those that offer specific opportunities (birding, fishing, mountain biking etc).