Local Author Michael Gold Talks About His Latest Novel and Will Sign Books Sunday June 9th at 2pm at the Hurley Heritage Museum

Mr. Gold’s latest novel, "Raining Delusions” is about growing up in a small town, Woodridge, NY in the 1930s and 40s populated by Jewish immigrants and their first generation children. The book is funny, irreverent and offers fascinating insights.


Besides his newest book, the novel Raining Delusions, Michael Gold is the author of Earn That Vote, a grassroots political guide; Campaign Companion: The Essential Handbook For Winning Elections; Modern American Manners: Dining Etiquette for Hosts and Guests, co-authored with Fred Mayo, as well as contributing photographer for a children’s four book series, Where’s The Science Here?, authored by Vicki Cobb.

As a commercial photographer, he has worked on assignments for

The New York Times Magazine; Opera News; Fortune, Travel & Leisure; Esquire; National Lampoon; Reader’s Digest, and special sections for the newspapers of the Ulster Publishing Company- Woodstock Times, New Paltz Times and Saugerties Times. He is currently the official photographer for The Bop Island Jazz Festival in Woodstock, NY.

He has also produced a number of videos, including I was Born To Fish: Lee Wulff on The Beaverkill; Grief: How To Help Children Feel, Deal and Heal; How To Tape and Interview Your relatives; with Co- producer Dorothy Shapiro, Team BMW; for BMW North America, and Taking The High Road; a two tape biography of the late Lawrence H. Cooke, Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, also co-produced with Dorothy Shapiro.

Michael was one of one hundred two writers, worldwide, invited to Yale’s very first Writer’s Conference in 2013. He was one of twelve in the historical Fiction group.

As a photographer/artist, he has had twenty-one one-man exhibits in New York City, Philadelphia, Boulder and various locations in the Hudson Valley and The Catskills of New York State. He has also been included in group shows in The Catskills, and at MIT, in an exhibit entitled The Metropolitan Middle Class. He will also have an upcoming November opening on American Flags, Unexpectedly in the Gardiner Public Library.