PARIS – Greg Zemlansky has self-published his fourth children’s book, “The Night Before Christmas,” through Island Tree Publishing.

Also a poet, Zemlansky has self-published a book of poetry, “Life and Love,” a compilation of the love and joy, pain and sorrow, tribulations and observations that have filled the last 25 years of his life.

In poetry form, he writes about personal experiences: the challenge of raising an autistic child, the pain of divorce, the death of his parents, the bond of friendship, the desire for a lover, even the misery of the crippling 1998 ice storm in Maine.

Zemlansky’s previous children’s books are “The Littlest Raindrop,” “The White Goldfish” and “Bird Talk.”

A distinguished member of the International Poetry Society, he has received many writing awards, including two international poet of merit crystal awards and several commemorative medallions.

“The Night Before Christmas” is available only at Books N Things in Norway and at Island Tree Publishing, 743-9045. His other books are available at Books N Things, Percy’s Burrow at the Auburn Mall and Island Tree Publishing.

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