7@four: Dr. Seuss-inspired local author publishes children's books

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- M.R. Hooley is the author of numerous rhyming picture books geared for children ages three through eight years old.

Hooley says he was inspired by the great Dr. Seuss and that influenced some of his earlier books for children.

The award-winning author is also a ukulele enthusiast and U.S. Navy veteran!

You can buy his books, including the latest 'A Star City Christmas,' at this list of stores:

Chocolate paper
Two & a Half Sisters
Book No Further
The Children's Museum of Roanoke
The Country Cupboard
Southern Roots

They can also be bought online at www.hooleybooks.com!

M.R. Hooley will be signing books at Book No Further Friday, Dec. 21, for the Dickens of a Christmas Celebration.