KINGSTON- Robert V. “Robbie” Silenzi, who graduated from Silver Lake Regional High School in May, held his first book signing event at the New Again gift shop in Plymouth this past weekend.
To no -one’s surprise,Silenzi has published three picture books and has also illustrated them himself:
Robbie, to those who know him, has autism, and credits his teachers, Alex Frazier and Melanie Orcutt for encouraging him to pursue his dream of becoming an author and illustrator.
Linda Redding,then Silver Lake Regional High Schoool media specialist, now retired, remembers Robbie, “I had the pleasure of working with Robbie at Silver Lake on several of his video video productions. He is very creative, talented, and hard working. Robbie was involved with Laker TV and has great skill in editing, as well as acting as a host.
Robbie has published and illustrated three books: The Canadian Cat Girl, that he has also made into a visual-audio book, Bear’s Musical Problem, and Antoine’s Cow Mother. These books are available for sale at the New Again, 32 South Park Ave., Plymouth and online at www.TheBookPatch.com
This summer, Robbie is spending time at Area 58 studio in Carver to further advance his production skills.