Book reading featuring animal/environmental activist Cynthia Fain

cynthia-fainAnimal/environmental activist Cynthia Fain will be reading from her book, “Mystical Animals of Ancient Oak,” at Cranberry’s Grocery and Eatery in Staunton on Saturday, July 9.

The event begins at 2 p.m.

In this collection of true stories about animals and nature we meet a flightless duck, a domineering black squirrel, a feline ambassador, a family of mischievous ground hogs and many other sacred creatures that brought healing, wisdom and joy to our community.

Fain, a Charlottesville area resident, has published “Mystical Animals of Ancient Oak”. A civically active, environmental and animal protection advocate, Cynthia writes about true stories that reflect the healing that comes with time spent in nature – honoring all animals on their life’s journey.

As our planet’s forest habitat and green space is lost to development, the importance of finding nature and parks became vital to people and animals.  There is a wisdom that nature brings us, and in our modern world, those hidden powers are often lost.

Fain served on the Board of Directors of the West Montgomery County Citizen’s Association from 2009-2011. She was an active member of the Montgomery Village Foundation’s Environment Committee and Wildlife Rescue Committee from 1992-1995.  And she worked and volunteered for non-profit animal protection organizations.

The book is now available on in both Kindle and paperback versions.