Ogdensburg, NY, Oct 15, 2010 — Holiday-themed books will begin filling the shelves at local bookstores this month. A North Country children's author is out with her first fiction novel for adults. Todd Moe talks with Ogdensburg author Barbara Briggs Ward. Her new book, The Reindeer Keeper, is a Christmas story based on her childhood in the North Country. Ward is also the author/illustrator of the children's book series featuring Snarly Sally. Illustrated by Suzanne Langelier-Lebede, The Reindeer Keeper, taps back into that feeling of believing in Santa Claus. Ward says her writing career began with a special Christmas gift from her grandfather.