Alumnus John Gable to sign copies of new book during Homecoming

Author and Mercyhurst College alumnus John Gable will be on the Erie campus during Homecoming festivities Sept. 24-26 to sign copies of the first in a series of children’s books that already has met with receptive audiences at book signings in New York, Washington, D.C., Hawaii and Virginia.


Gable will sign copies of “Ginia Faye and Bobo’s World Adventure,” which chronicles the travel adventures of two birds – a brother and sister – on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the Mercyhurst College Bookstore. All are welcome.

From adventure to discovery to making new friends, Ginia Faye and her brother bring a positive message to today’s youth.

“My co-author Debby Skeens and I believe we are making a change in the world by bringing a positive message about respect for people, cultures, traditions, travel and nature to those who take the journey with Ginia Faye and Bobo,” Gable noted.

A 1978 alumnus of Mercyhurst, Gable was a recipient of the Sister Carolyn Herrmann Service Award as a student. He later returned to Mercyhurst to teach in the hospitality management program after a career with Sheraton Hotels. He also served on the hospitality management advisory board. His community links go even further with relatives still living in the area. His great-grandfather, Simon Geisler, erected the slate roof on Old Main during the building’s construction in the early 1920s.

Gable lives in Lake George, N.Y., with his wife Diane. They have five grown children, including two adopted from Korea.
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