Author Tyler Benson visits B is for Books (6562 E Quaker St in Orchard Park) on Wednesday, June 4, from 6pm to 7pm, to sign books and read from his adventure books for children.
Benson has authored three books for children about The Adventures of Onyx, the morale dog who was part of his US Coast Guard Unit. Benson created the series to help explain his stint in the Coast Guard to his three daughters. The first book Guardians of the Straits, (published in 2012) is dedicated to his daughters and "all the Coastie kids" to help them feel closer to their parents when the parents are away in service to their country. The second book, The Gales of November, followed in 2013, as did book three The Fight Against the Falls, which was set in Buffalo and Niagara Falls.
Benson hopes his books will help children understand the importance honor, respect, and devotion to duty, the Coast Guard's core values.