Devastation on the Delaware Book Hits One-Year Mark With 3,100 Copies Sold; Donates $300 to Delaware RiverKeeper Network

Release Date: February 5, 2007 

 Ferndale, PA – Devastation on the Delaware: Stories and Images of the Deadly Flood of 1955 sold more than 600 copies in the first half of this year, pushing total copies sold to over 3,100 for its publisher, Word Forge Books.

Fifty cents from each copy sold is donated to the Delaware RiverKeeper Network, to support the organization’s ongoing advocacy on behalf of the Delaware’s environmental health. That translated into a $300 donation to this non-profit watchdog group at their annual dinner on September 28 at the Hyatt Regency in Penns Landing.

WHYY Public Radio’s Mike McGrath, the evening’s featured speaker, accepted the check on behalf of the RiverKeeper. As she handed him the check, author and publisher Mary A. Shafer told the audience of nearly 100 that she is pleased to be able to contribute to the group, whose efforts “keep the Delaware a river worth writing about.”

Shafer says plans are in the works for an audio version on CD, and perhaps an interactive DVD containing actual interviews with flood survivors, photos that wouldn’t fit in the print version, and even some film footage of the worst flood the Delaware has ever seen.

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CONTACT:
Mary Shafer, author – 610-847-2456 or floodbook AT thewordforge.com
Or directly contact the author

Media materials:
Download high-resolution digital image of the book cover, suitable for printing.