A book about the chupacabra raises funds for animals in need

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A local author is showing off her new book, while raising money for animals in need of a forever home.
 
Johnson City native Lynne Hinkey has written her 2nd book in a Chupacabra-inspired trilogy.
 
Translating to “goat sucker” in Spanish, the mystical creature is often blamed for a disappearance of Puerto Rican livestock in the 1990s.
 
Her 2nd book, entitled “The Un-Familiar,” tells the story of a character from book 1, who is an author experiencing writer’s block who takes to the sea in search of inspiration.
 
All of the profits from the book sales throughout the month of October will be donated to the Broome County Humane Society.
 
“Growing up, we came to the Humane Society and had animals that were strays that we adopted.  My mother donates, but won’t come down because she’s afraid she’ll find a cat to adopt so she donates money instead.  But, my family has always supported the Humane Society.” says Hinkey
 
The proceeds, which is an estimated 2 dollars per book, will be used to care for the animals.
 
Hinkey will be at RiverRead Books on Court Street along the Riverwalk tomorrow starting at 6:30.
 
She will read an excerpt from “The Un-Familair” followed by a discussion and signing.

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