Photo courtesy Tom Swyers  Niskayuna resident Tom Swyers wrote his second novel, The Killdeer Connection, a legal thriller set in the Capital Region and North Dakota.

Swyers writes legal thriller for 2nd book

By Kristin Schultz Gazette Reporter   NISKAYUNA – The local author who caused a stir with his first book, “Saving Babe Ruth,” is back with a second novel, this time a legal thriller called “The Killdeer Connection.” As a lawyer…

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Anne Frank inspired author to write mystery

By KELLY DE LA ROCHA Gazette Reporter SCHENECTADY — When she was 12 years old, Anne Blankman fell in love with Anne Frank. “I just felt like she and I could have been best friends if we had known each other,”…