Local author: ‘They Came From Blair County’ to be released in Dec.

Local author Eric Shields has announced his first book to be released at the beginning of December and is currently available for preorder through www.theycamefrompa


The book “They Came From Blair County” features the stories of 31 Blair County natives that have accomplished notable things either in their personal or professional lives.

The list includes anyone from entertainers to business people to sports figures and many more.

Shields is a Blair County native and currently calls Altoona home.

He is a fan of local history and of those who have helped to create it by using their knowledge and skills in their respective areas of expertise.

Shields is also a part-time community theater actor with Off Pitt Street Theatre in Bedford and Claysburg Community Theatre.

He has also appeared in the Altoona shot short film “No Game Like Foxes” (2020), the award-winning Pittsburgh shot “Mulligan” (2018) and music video “Blinds” featuring Matt Otis and the Sound.

He looks forward to releasing the second edition of “They Came From Blair County,” as well as expanding his “They Came From Pa.” series to include other central and western Pennsylvania counties.

To learn more about the book series, visit www.theycamefrompa

.com or any of his current Facebook pages, They Came From Blair County, They Came From Cambria County and They Came From Pittsburgh.


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