Hope Irvin Marston releases new book

BEECH CREEK — Author Hope Irvin Marston, born and raised in Beech Creek, has just released another book.

Marston’s most recent book is “The Walls Have Ears,” a story about a black female spy in the Confederate White House.

Now living in Black River, N.Y., across from Fort Drum for over 50 years, she is a retired teacher/librarian and long-time member of SCBWI.

She writes picture books, photographic essays, historical fiction and nonfiction for children and adults.

Her wildlife picture book series (Windward Publishing) has more than 130,000 copies in print. “Isaac Johnson: From Slave to Stonecutter” (First Edition) was chosen as a Notable Children’s Trade book in the Field of Social Studies as well as a Charlotte Award finalist. Her historical novels are “Against the Tide: The Valor of Margaret Wilson” and “Sackets Harber Powder Monkey — The War of 1812,”which was adapted as a stage play.

Hope Irvin Marston

When not writing, Hope enjoys outdoor activities with her best friend, Gerald Borland. This past summer they raised $3,000 for the United Way of Northern New York by rappelling down a 155-foot bulding in Watertown.

Marston graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1952 and Milligan College in 1956.

“The Walls Have Ears” is a publication of White Bird Publications.

To find out more about the author, check her webpage: wwwHope-IrvinMarston.com