Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Christian Barter

Christian Barter’s new book is In Someone Else’s House (BkMk Press, UMKC); his first book The Singers I Prefer (CavanKerry) was a finalist for the Lenore Marshall Prize.  His poetry has appeared in journals including Ploughshares, The Literary Review, Epoch, Georgia Review and Poetry Daily and has been read on The Writer’s Almanac.  He has been a resident fellow at Yaddo and The MacDowell Colony and a Hodder Fellow in poetry at Princeton.  He works on a trail crew in Bar Harbor and is an editor for The Beloit Poetry Journal.

Meet Christian Barter and dozens of other Maine writer's at this year's Books in Boothbay festival!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Janet Morgan

Janet Morgan was born and raised in Wiscasset, Maine. She received a BA in English from UMA while working full-time as a librarian at the Wiscasset Public Library. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Sisters in Crime New England, the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, and the Wiscasset Public Library Writing Group. She has three Killdeer Farm mysteries: Poetic Justice, Composted Tyrant, and Katahdin Drowning. Katahdin Drowning was published in 2013.

Meet Janet Morgan and dozens of authors at Books in Boothbay this summer!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

James S. Leamon

James S. Leamon grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and after two years in military service, graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.  He earned a PhD in American colonial history at Brown University in 1961.  After a brief stint teaching in Iowa and Pennsylvania, he returned to Bates in 1964 as a member of the history department teaching courses in early American history and historical archaeology until his retirement in 2000.  He has written articles, contributed chapters, and co-edited several books on Maine’s early history.  His book, Revolution Downeast: The War for American Independence in Maine (University of Massachusetts Press, 1993), won the New England Historical Association’s annual book award the following year.  In 2008, he received the Neal Woodside Allen, Jr. Award from the Maine Historical Society for outstanding contributions to Maine History.  His most recent publication is The Reverend Jacob Bailey: Maine Loyalist: For God, King, Country, and for Self (University of Massachusetts Press, 2012).  He lives in Casco, Maine, with his wife, Nicci, a historical and literary transcriptionist.

Come see James S. Leamon and 39 other Maine authors at Books in Boothbay on July 13th!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Darcy Scott

Darcy Scott is a live-aboard sailor and experienced ocean cruiser who’s sailed to Grenada and back on a whim, island-hopped through the Caribbean, and been struck by lightning in the middle of the Gulf Stream. Her favorite cruising ground remains the coast of Maine, however, and her appreciation of the history and rugged beauty of its sparsely populated out-islands serves as inspiration for her Maine Island Mystery Series, which includes 2012’s award-winning Matinicus and the newly released Reese’s Leap. Book three, Ragged Island, is currently in the works. Her debut novel, Hunter Huntress, was published in June, 2010 by Snowbooks, Ltd., UK.

Come see Darcy Scott and 39 other great authors at this year's Books in Boothbay festival!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Kathy Lynn Emerson / Kaitlyn Dunnett

Don't miss out on your chance to meet Kathy Lynn Emerson and so many other great authors at this year's Books in Boothbay festival!

Wilton resident Kathy Lynn Emerson is the author of forty-seven books in assorted genres. Currently she writes the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mysteries under the pseudonym Kaitlyn Dunnett (BAGPIPES, BRIDES, AND HOMICIDES is the sixth in the series), and non-mystery historical novels set in Tudor England as Kate Emerson (THE KING’S DAMSEL is the most recent). Under her own name she wrote ten Face Down mysteries, featuring Lady Appleton, a sixteenth-century gentlewoman, herbalist, and sleuth, as well as the Diana Spaulding 1888 Quartet. Two of the four book in the latter series, DEADLIER THAN THE PEN and LETHAL LEGEND, are set in Maine.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ellen Booraem

Here's another Books in Boothbay author announcement!

After 20 years of writing and editing weekly newspapers in coastal Maine, Ellen Booraem quit her day job to write fantasies for young teens. Her latest, TEXTING THE UNDERWORLD, will be out in August with Penguin/Dial Books for Young Readers. It’s about a twelve-year-old South Boston boy who persuades a young banshee to help him stop the death she’s been sent to announce.  This involves visits first to middle school, then to the afterlife. Cell phones come into play. 

Ellen’s first book, THE UNNAMEABLES (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008), was a Junior Library Guild selection, a Kirkus Reviews best book of the year, and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Her second, SMALL PERSONS WITH WINGS (Penguin/Dial, 2011), made “best of the year” lists for Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, The Washington Post, and the Bankstreet Center for Children’s Literature.  A Massachusetts native, she lives in Brooklin with a painter, a dog, and a cat, one of whom is a practicing curmudgeon.  More information is available at www.ellenbooraem.com.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Katie Quirk

Katie Quirk (katie-quirk.com) is the author of A Girl Called Problem, a middle-grade novel set in Tanzania, East Africa. She is currently working on a book about raising her newborn son in India. The settings of Katie's books are reflective of her wanderlust. Katie has lived in India for four years, Tanzania for two, and France for one. Katie has an M.F.A. from Mills College and a B.A. from Haverford College. Originally from Washington state, she now lives in Orono, Maine, with her family.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Susan Poulin

Here's our third author for this year's Books in Boothbay!

Susan Poulin, once selected by Portland Magazine as one of the “Ten Most Intriguing People In Maine,” is the creative force behind the popular stage personality Ida LeClair. Poulin has been a leader in bringing a female voice to New England storytelling and humor, a genre historically dominated by men such as “Bert and I” and Tim Sample. She has produced five stage shows featuring Ida: “Ida: Woman Who Runs with the Moose,” “Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale,” “A Very Ida Christmas,” “The Moose in Me, the Moose in You,”  and her latest, “I Married an Alien,” and writes the popular Maine humor blog, Just Ask Ida. Poulin is the author of Finding Your Inner Moose: Ida LeClair’s Guide to Livin’ the Good Life.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Linda Snow McLoon

It's time for another Books in Boothbay author announcement!

After retiring from careers as a maritime museum director and director of a living facility for retired women, Linda Snow McLoon finally had time for a writing project that was conceived back in her “horsey days.” Her interest in horses had continued from a horse-loving girl to, as an adult, competing in horse competitions, instructing young riders, and rescuing Thoroughbred race horses from the racetrack. Her first two young adult books for horse lovers, Crown Prince and Crown Prince Challenged, were published in 2012 by Trafalgar Square Books. They have been well received by horse lovers of all ages, and Linda hopes her late entry into the world of publishing will serve as an inspiration for other “late blooming” authors. She grew up in Maine’s Belgrade Lakes Region, and minored in writing at the University of Southern Maine. Linda and her husband, Richard McLoon, live in Portland, Maine with their Arkansas rescue dog, Brandy.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Jason C. Anthony

It's our first author announcement of 2013!

Jason C. Anthony was born in Boothbay, Maine in 1967, attended school and college in Massachusetts, and earned his MA in Poetry from the University of New Hampshire. Soon thereafter, he fled the warm world for Antarctica, where he worked in the United States Antarctic Program for eight austral summers as a Waste Management Specialist, Fuels Operator, Cargo Handler, Skiway Groomer, and Camp Supervisor. He filled his Antarctic notebooks with the raw material for lyric essays, essays, and articles, some twenty three of which have been published since he last left the ice in 2004. One Antarctic essay was selected for The Best American Travel Writing 2007, and another was a Notable Essay in The Best American Essays 2006. His essay Hoosh, published in the literary food journal Alimentum, became the base for his first book, Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine (University of Nebraska Press). In its review of Hoosh, the New York Times said that "Anthony is a fine, visceral writer and a witty observer." Hoosh has also been shortlisted for the Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Awards in the UK. For more on Hoosh, check out www.albedoimages.com/blog. Many of Jason Anthony's earlier Antarctic writings and photos are available at www.AlbedoImages.com. Jason now lives in midcoast Maine again with his wife, the singer-songwriter Heather Hardy.