Angels are often believed to be archetypal good characters, but often many forget that they do more than greet you when you reach Heaven’s gate. Angels have interacted with many Bible greats such as Abraham, Mary and Jesus himself, so why do some of allia best photo 1their stories often go untold?

Allia Zobel Nolan, a prolific author and Connecticut native, visited the Fairfield University Downtown Bookstore on Saturday, March 19 to sign copies of her latest book, “Angels of the Bible Storybook,” a children’s book that tells some of these lesser-known stories while tackling many of the different roles the angels play in the Bible.

Zobel Nolan is an award-winning author of more than 200 books for children, young adults and adults, and has been writing for over 25 years, starting as a journalist and later becoming an author. “I consider myself really really blessed to be doing what I love to do,” Nolan said. “But it didn’t happen overnight. It took a lot of work and a dogged perseverance. Plus there were plenty of bumps in the road … Still, writing is the only thing I ever wanted to do.”

Nolan believes her latest book is one of her best, not only because of the topic it covers, but also because of the way it came together. “Now, as an author, you are always thrilled when your book comes together just the way you imagined it would. And that’s what happened with this book,” stated Nolan. “There isn’t another on the market like it.”

The storybook is different from your average storybook about angels because of the lesser known Bible stories that Nolan chose to write about. “It introduces readers of all ages to the Bible stories that demonstrate the role angels played, both in the Old Testament and the New Testament, and how angels will figure in at the end of time and throughout all eternity,” she said. “All you have to do is open the book and you can’t help feel it’s special.”

However, religion is not the sole topic of all of her books. “My books range from the Divine to the feline,” said Nolan. “When I’m not writing Bible stories and humorous books for children, I’m writing about cats … I’m a bona-fide, card-carrying member of the Cat Writer’s Association.”

Nolan also went into detail about a few of her upcoming projects. “I finished a toddler version of Angels in the Bible Storybook, geared obviously to the youngest set … I’m also working on a gift book about being grateful, and a book about cat loss,” she said.

Allia Zobel Nolan’s latest book is available for purchase at Fairfield’s downtown bookstore, as well as on Amazon.

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  1. Allia Zobel Nolan

    Thanks for the nice article, Coleen. There’s still time for folks to put ANGELS IN THE BIBLE STORYBOOK in their favorite youngster’s Easter basket. It will last longer than yet another chocolate egg.


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