Sunday, June 26, 2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016
The Alchemist’s Daughter (Kensington, 2015). The book was named by Suspense Magazine as a “Best Book of 2015”
in the historical mystery category and was an Amazon top selling historical mystery for two months. Her articles have appeared in several publications including Portland Monthly Magazine, and the national news blog, The Daily Beast.
Book 2 of the Bianca Goddard Mysteries, Death of an Alchemist, released in February, 2016. Visit her at www.marylawrencebooks.com
Come meet Mary Lawrence and dozens of other Maine authors at Books in Boothbay on July 9!
Friday, June 24, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Matthew Langdon Cost graduated with a B.A. in history from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Right after graduation he wrote a yet unpublished historical novel about the Cuban Revolution of 1953-1959. He has since published two mystery novels, Mainely Power and Mainely Fear. In 2007, after taking a two-week class on teaching biography in the classroom, Cost decided to return to historical fiction, choosing Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War as his topic. Eight years later, his historical novel, Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War: At Every Hazard, was published in April of 2015. The novel has been getting extremely good reviews from national publications such as KIRKUS REVIEW and the “Civil War News”. Cost was a business owner for ten years in Brunswick, Maine. His ventures included a video store, a fitness club, and a bookstore. He was then a middle school social studies teacher for ten years, and has now dedicated himself to life as a writer.
Come meet Matthew Langdon Cost and dozens of other Maine writers at Books in Boothbay on July 9!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels. His first book, The Poacher’s Son, won the Barry and the Strand Critics Award and was nominated for an Edgar, an Anthony, a Macavity, and a Thriller Award. His second novel, Trespasser, received the Maine Literary Award. Paul’s sixth book, The Precipice, was an ABA bestseller. The seventh, Widowmaker, published on June 14, was a LibraryReads selection. His novels have been translated into ten languages. Paul is the former longtime Editor in Chief of Down East Magazine and a Registered Maine Guide. He lives on a trout stream in midcoast Maine.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Raised by creative, curious parents, Loughridge lives on the coast of Maine where she is inspired by the beauty and ruggedness of the landscape and the resourcefulness of her people. She exhibits her paintings in galleries and invitational shows. Using the mediums of oil and soft pastel, she tries to convey her emotional responses to the beauty and power of Maine and the ever-changing light which graces it.
Loughridge earned her BA from Smith College and her PhD from Cornell University. She is also the author of Rad Art: A Journey Through Radiation Treatment (Atlanta, GA: American Cancer Society 2012). The book presents the personal visual and written diary she kept over thirty-three consecutive days of radiation treatment after surgery. As a clinical psychologist, she coauthored three books for children going through significant family change: The Divorce Workbook, Changing Families, and My Kind of Family (Burlington, VT: Waterfront Books 1985, 1988, and 1990).
Monday, June 20, 2016
Jim was the executive director of Salem Harbor Community Development Corporation from 1994 to 2006. Since then, Jim has been a consultant to a number of non-profits on affordable housing projects. He holds a bachelor of arts from Boston University in history and a master in public administration from Suffolk University.
In September of 2015, Two Tents, Jim’s memoir of his Appalachian Trail hikes, was published. Two Tents is his first book.