Local author coming to Lake Worth’s Book Cellar this month


Richard Crossley, an internationally known birder, photographer and author, will be speaking Saturday, Jan. 27 at 6 p.m. at Book Cellar on Lake Avenue.

Crossley, who lives in Lake Worth during the winter, is scheduled to speak for about 30 minutes. He expects a lot of questions and answers.

“I do creative books, very unique and I’ll talk about how I do it,” said Crossley, author of five “The Crossley ID Guides” on birds. “We’ll talk about photography, book design, book marketing and how to appeal to a broad audience.”

Crossley said his first book was made up of 11,000 images. “We won lots of awards,” he said.

His books have covered waterfowls, Eastern Birds, raptors along with birds in Britain and Ireland.

He said he hopes his books change the way Americans look at birds.

“Americans look at birds wrong and they look at them based on color,” he said. “It’s like looking at people based solely on color. We look at the complete picture and that’s the bird’s size, shape and behavior.”

— KEVIN D. THOMPSON



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