Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Christopher Lockwood

Christopher Lockwood loves tennis and would bring used tennis balls home to Fannie, his chocolate Labrador Retriever, who was the inspiration for this story. When his children were younger, he enjoyed reading bedtime stories to them, but sometimes he fell asleep reading the longer stories. The kids would call downstairs, “Mom, Dad fell asleep again.” It’s fitting that his first children’s book is lighthearted and very short! He lives in Hallowell, Maine with his wife Cindy, and Lucy, his yellow Lab, and Nixon, his orange and white cat, who both enjoy playing with tennis balls. He has four adult children and eight grandchildren.

Come meet Christopher Lockwood and dozens of additional Maine authors at this year's Books in Boothbay festival!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

John R. Cobb

Author of “Judith: A Quoddy Tale” and “Tales of the Cemetery Trees”, John R. Cobb is a proud Mainer with a great affection for the woods and waters. John and his family reside in Holden, Maine. Feel free to visit his website at www.johnrcobb.com

Come meet John and dozens of other Maine authors at this year's Books in Boothbay!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Jean Flahive

Jean Flahive, who has a lifelong interest in the Civil War and Maine history, has taught college classes, served as a dean of students at a community college, and has worked as a grantwriter for numerous non-profits. She's the author of Billy Boy, The Sunday Soldier of the 17th Maine, Railroad to the Moon, Elijah’s Story, Remember Me, Tomah Joseph's Gift to Franklin Roosevelt, which won the Moonbeam Gold Award for Best Multi-Cultural Children's Picture Book in 2009, and The Galloping Horses of Willowbrook, which was a finalist in the 2012 Maine Literary Awards.

Come meet Jean and dozens of other authors at this year's Books in Boothbay!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

James Hayman

Here's another Books in Boothbay author announcement!

After twenty-five years writing advertising for Madison Avenue ad agencies, James Hayman moved from New York to Portland, Maine in 2001. Recognizing that Portland would make an almost perfect setting for a thriller series, Hayman started writing his first Mike McCabe thriller, The CuttingThe Cutting was published by St. Martin’s/Minotaur  in 2009. The second McCabe novel, The Chill of Night, came out last year.  Both books have been published all over the world and have been translated into half a dozen languages. Hayman’s third thriller, Darkness First, which takes place in Downeast Maine and features McCabe’s partner, Detective Maggie Savage was published as an ebook by Harper Collins in October and in paper on March 25, 2014.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Lynne Plourde

Here it is, our first author announcement of 2014!

Lynn Plourde is the author of twenty-eight children’s books, including her newest “You’re Wearing THAT to School?!” which received a starred review from Kirkus plus a Gold Oppenheim Award. Plourde’s other books include “Pigs in the Mud in the Middle of the Rud,” “Moose, of Course!” “Dino Pets,” and “Lost Trail,” the 2013 Maine Student Book Award winner and a graphic novel co-authored with Donn Fendler. Islandport Press will publish her next book, “Merry Moosey Christmas,” in the fall with illustrations by Russ Cox of Pittsfield, Maine. Video read-alouds, learning activities, and a blog on teaching writing are available on her www.lynnplourde.com website. Plourde is a Skowhegan native who currently lives in Winthrop with her husband, Paul Knowles.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Thanks for another successful year!

Books in Boothbay: Maine's Summer Book Fair is done for another year. Our authors and the Boothbay Memorial Library thank you for your support. We hope you picked up a lot of great books to read, and we'll see you again in July 2014 for our fabulous tenth year!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Today is the day: Meet 42 authors at Book in Boothbay!

This is it! Today, July 13, is the ninth annual Books in Boothbay: Maine's Summer Book Fair!

Come on by Boothbay Railway Village in Boothbay, Maine, for your chance to meet 42 authors and artists. We'll have books for sale, readings, a chance to meet a pig and a whole lot more. The doors open at 12:30pm and admission is free!

What are you waiting for? We'll see you this afternoon!