Thursday, March 31, 2011

Author Announcement: Lea Wait

Maine author, historian and antique print dealer Lea Wait writes historical novels for ages 7-14, and the Agatha-finalist Shadows Antique Print Mystery series for adults featuring protagonist Maggie Summer

Monday, March 28, 2011

Author Announcement: Shonna Milliken Humphrey

Shonna Milliken Humphrey is the former director of the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance.  Her nonfiction work has appeared in The New York Times and  Show Me Good Land is her first novel.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Author Announcement: Cynthia Lord

Cynthia Lord is a former elementary and middle school teacher whose debut novel, Rules, won a Newbery Honor Award and a Schneider Family Book Award. In addition, students in six states awarded Rules their state’s student-choice award: Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, New Hampshire, Ohio, Vermont.

Cynthia’s first picture book, Hot Rod Hamster, with illustrations by Derek Anderson, was published in February 2010.

A new middle-grade novel, Touch Blue, was published in the summer of 2010. Touch Blue offers a warm-hearted, humorous and thoughtful look at what it means to belong – and how lucky we feel when we do.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Author Announcement: Sandra Dutton

Sandra Dutton's books have been named to "Pick of the Lists" by American Bookseller, and featured in Publishers Weekly.

She has taught both art and writing at the elementary, high school, and university levels, and has a Ph.D. in Rhetoric & Composition. Her musical "Just a Matter of Time" was produced as an Equity Showcase at the Sage Theatre, Times Square, New York City.

Her reviews have appeared in the New York Times Book Review.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Author Announcement: Katharine Davis

Katharine Davis began writing fiction in 1999.  Capturing Paris (St. Martin’s Press, 2006) was her first novel.  Recommended in Real Simple Spring Travel 2007, the novel was also included in the New York Times suggestions for fiction set in Paris.  Her second novel, East Hope, published by New American Library in 2009, won the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance 2010 Award for Fiction. 

A Slender Thread, her third novel, was published by New American Library in August, 2010.  She can be reached at

Monday, March 14, 2011

Author Announcement: Susan Conley

Susan Conley, author of The Foremost Good Fortune, lived in Beijing for more than two years, returning to Portland, Maine with her husband and two sons in December 2009. She is co-founder and executive director of the Telling Room, a writers’ workshop and literary hub for the region. She was an associate editor at Ploughshares and has led creative writing seminars at Emerson College in Boston. Her work has been published in The New York Times Magazine as well as The Paris Review, Harvard Review, Ploughshares, and other literary magazines. She is currently working on a novel and settling back into life in the States.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

2011 date announced!

The Seventh Annual Books in Boothbay, Maine’s Summer book fair, will be held on Saturday, July 9th 2011 in the historic 1844 Boothbay Town Hall at the Boothbay Railway Village from 12:30 pm until 3:30 pm.

Stay tuned for exciting author announcements!