Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Author # 7: Carl Little

Books in Boothbay is excited to announce our seventh confirmed author: Carl Little

Carl Little is the author of more than a dozen art books, including Edward Hopper’s New England, The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent and, new this year, The Art of Dahlov Ipcar

He is a regular contributor to Art New England and Art in America, where he was formerly associate editor. He has written essays for museum and gallery exhibitions and lectures widely. Little’s poems have appeared in The Paris Review, New Directions in Poetry and Prose and The Hudson Review, as well as in the new anthology, Maine in Four Seasons: 20 Poets Celebrate the Turning Year, edited by Wesley McNair.

Little directed the Ethel H. Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic; he currently is director of communications and marketing at the Maine Community Foundation. He holds degrees from Dartmouth College, Columbia University and Middlebury College. A native New Yorker, Little lives on Mount Desert Island.    

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Author # 6: Dean Bennett

Dean Bennett writes and illustrates books about nature and wilderness. He has authored and illustrated five published trade books for the general public. His latest book is Nature and Renewal: Wild River Valley and Beyond, 2009, Tilbury House Publishers.

Other books are Maine’s Natural Heritage: Rare Species and Unique Natural Features, Allagash: Maine’s Wild and Scenic River, The Forgotten Nature of New England: A Search for Traces of the Original Wilderness, and The Wilderness from Chamberlain Farm: A Story of Hope for the American Wild.

He has written and illustrated three children’s books: Everybody Needs a Hideaway, Finding a Friend in the Forest, and The Late Loon, all published by Down East Books.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Another Author Announced: Lea Wait

Maine author Lea Wait writes acclaimed historical novels for ages 7 and up set on the coast of Maine. STOPPING TO HOME was named a "notable children's book of 2001" by Smithsonian Magazine and a “best of the best” by Bank Street College.

In FINEST KIND (2006,) a family moves to Maine after the Panic of 1837 so the father can work in a lumber mill. Jake, age 13, must prepare his family for the winter – and keep the family secret they brought with them from Boston. Kirkus called it "a story that will linger in the hearts of readers." 

She is also the author of Scribner's Shadows Antique Print Mystery series, traditional mysteries for adults. SHADOWS AT THE FAIR was a finalist for a "best first mystery" Agatha in 2002; SHADOWS ON THE COAST OF MAINE was a Mystery Guild "Editor's Choice" in 2003. SHADOWS ON THE IVY (2004) was also a Mystery Guild selection.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fourth author announced: Sandra Dutton

The author list for Maine's Summer Book Fair continues to grow. Here's author # 4!

Sandra Dutton has published five books for children and a sixth, Mary Mae and the Gospel Truth, a novel, is forthcoming in June 2010 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  Dutton has an A.B. in Fine Arts and a Ph.D. in Rhetoric &  Composition, and taught English at the University of Louisville and New York Institute of Technology.  She was the founder, in 1982, publisher and editor of her own literary magazine, River City Review, in Louisville, Kentucky.  She is also a painter, exhibiting most recently at the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, the University of Southern Maine at Lewiston, and the University of New England.  She is the mother of two grown sons and now lives with her husband in Maine.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Third author announced: Gerry Boyle

Books in Boothbay is excited to announce our third confirmed author, mystery writer Gerry Boyle!

Gerry Boyle is the author of 10 mystery novels, including the acclaimed Jack McMorrow mystery series, featuring an ex-New York Times reporter transplanted to Maine. A second Boyle series, featured Portland boat bum turned rookie cop Brandon Blake, launched in 2009 with publication of PORT CITY SHAKEDOWN. The ninth Jack McMorrow mystery, DAMAGED GOODS, was published in May. DAMAGED GOODS is set in the fictional Maine coast town of Galway, where McMorrow rescues an injured "escort" named Mandi, and his wife, social worker Roxanne, is stalked by a crazed Satanist after taking his abused children into custody.

Boyle is a former newspaper reporter and columnist. In addition to writing mystery novels, he is editor of Colby College magazine (his alma mater) and a freelance writer. Boyle lives with his wife Mary by a lake in a small town in central Maine.

Look for our next author announcement later this week!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Second author announced: Christopher Mills

Books in Boothbay: Maine's Summer Book Fair is excited to announce our second confirmed author, Christopher Mills.

Christopher Mills is a freelance writer, editor and graphic artist with decades of experience in the publishing industry, working primarily for newspapers and comic book publishers. A professional writer for twenty years, he has scripted numerous independent comic books in a variety of genres, including Leonard Nimoy's Primortals, Shadow House, Kolchak Tales (based on the much-beloved TV show, Kolchak the Night Stalker), The Night Driver, Captain Midnight, the Spinetingler Award-winning Femme Noir: The Dark City Diaries and the critically-acclaimed crime thriller, Gravedigger: The Scavengers.

He has also authored a number of published short stories, including contributions to Moonstone Books' The Spider Chronicles, Captain Midnight Chronicles and Werewolves: Dead Moon Rising.

He lives in an old farmhouse in Central Maine with his wife, dog, cat, and thousands of books and videos.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

First author announced: Maureen Heffernan

Books in Boothbay: Maine's Summer Book Fair is happy to announce our first author for 2010.

Maureen Heffernan is the Executive Director of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens where she has worked since 2004 helping to create Maine first major botanical garden in Boothbay, Maine.

Her books include: Native Plants for Maine Gardens and Fairy Houses of the Maine Coast, both published by Downeast Press.

Look for more author announcements soon!