Book signing by Gardnerville author

Gardnerville author Tomacina Hochgurtel signs copies of her book, "Aunt Mommy," noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, at Borders Books.

"Aunt Mommy" is about how the author rescued her 12-month-old nephew with Down syndrome from an unstable environment, welcomed him into her family and how he thrives in the care of his Aunt Mommy.

As manager of her family's restaurant, Hochgurtel works as waitress, cook and bookkeeper and hopes to continue her education working with special needs children.

The book is published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises may be purchased in bookstores or online. Information about "Aunt Mommy" at

Borders Books is at 911 Topsy Lane in the Carson Valley Plaza.


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