Chris F. Holm was born in Syracuse, New York, the grandson of a cop who passed along his passion for crime fiction. His work has appeared in such publications as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2011. He’s been an Anthony Award nominee, a Derringer Award finalist, and a Spinetingler Award winner. His Collector novels, published by Angry Robot books, recast the battle between heaven and hell as Golden Era crime pulp. He lives on the coast of Maine with his lovely wife and a noisy, noisy cat.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
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Lea also writes acclaimed historical novels for ages 8-14 set in nineteenth century Wiscasset, which are on student choice award lists all over the country and have been praised for their authenticity and unique use of actual people who lived in small town Maine. The next of Lea’s books in this group, UNCERTAIN GLORY, set during the first two weeks of the Civil War, will be published in early 2014.
Lea grew up in Maine and New Jersey, worked at AT&T while raising the four daughters she adopted as a single parent, and is now married to artist Bob Thomas, who shows his work at the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta. She is also a 4th generation antique dealer who has been an antique print dealer herself since 1977. She blogs with other Maine mystery authors at www.mainecrimewriters.com, and invites readers to friend her on Facebook and check out her website at www.leawait.com
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Written with her sister, and very loosely based on her life, Wicked Good is the story of a mother and her teenage son with Asperger’s Syndrome. Kirkus Book Reviews calls it “a funny, frazzled tale of extreme parenting,”
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
To research The Eye of the Whale, Jennifer traveled to San Francisco, where she met Captain Mick Menigoz and rode his rescue boat, Superfish, out into the Pacific Ocean to the area where the events in the book took place. This experience fueled her inspiration as she created the images and words of this extraordinary story.
Jennifer lives with her husband, Kevin, in Bethesda, Maryland, and speaks frequently about her books and the bookmaking process. Visit her online at www.JenniferOConnellArt.com.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
John Appointed as a District Game Warden Sept. 1970 assigned to Central Maine – in the Burnham Waldo County area. He Served as a District Game Warden in the Waldo County area from 1970-1990
John and his wife Judith have one son John Jr. He lives in Troy with his wife Amy – and their 2 children ( Grandkids - Lucas -and Elizabeth )
John created and marketed - The Sportsman’s Wildlife Calendar in 1983 as a hobby, using his own wildlife art. The popular wildlife calendar was sold around the country from - 1983 –2000 and was a big hit with many sportsmen.
John retired from the Warden Service in 1990 and was elected as Sheriff for Waldo County – He served as Waldo County Sheriff from 1991-1999
John wrote a bi-weekly article for a local newspaper from 2000-2009 regarding memories he kept from his Warden's diaries. He received a 2nd place award in 2005 and a first place award in 2007 from the Maine Press Association's Better newspaper contest for those contributions.
John was selected by his peers for the highly prestigious award as the Maine Legendary Game Warden in April of 2000. He also was made an honorary member of the Maine State Police in 1984.
Today John Ford Sr. is a contributing columnist for North Woods Sporting Journal.
In between the many speaking engagements and book signings for his first published book, “Suddenly the Cider didn't Taste so Good,” and a second book “This cider still tastes funny.” Actual accounts of memories taken from the daily diaries he kept from his warden service career. Mostly humorous events..and some hair-raising incidents with a humorous touch included..
John in between book signings and speaking engagements serves civil process for the Waldo County Sheriff's Office.