Thursday, May 30, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Katie Clark lives in Brunswick with her husband, children and many assorted animals. When she is not writing or tending to things at home, Katie works at Tri-County Literacy in Bath as the program coordinator of the Read With Me Family Literacy Program.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Walt’s first book, Digger Down, delighted antique bottle collectors as he shared stories of his digging adventures. Digger Down was published by Publish America in 2005. The White Pocketbook turns to the serious topic of his mother’s amazing path to survival during WWII while growing up in occupied Belgium. While work on a music video is ongoing and a soundtrack has been released, Walt dreams of one day seeing a movie come from this survival story that parallels Anne Frank’s plight.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Chris F. Holm was born in Syracuse, New York, the grandson of a cop who passed along his passion for crime fiction. His work has appeared in such publications as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, Needle: A Magazine of Noir, and THE BEST AMERICAN MYSTERY STORIES 2011. He’s been an Anthony Award nominee, a Derringer Award finalist, and a Spinetingler Award winner. His Collector novels, published by Angry Robot books, recast the battle between heaven and hell as Golden Era crime pulp. He lives on the coast of Maine with his lovely wife and a noisy, noisy cat.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Lea also writes acclaimed historical novels for ages 8-14 set in nineteenth century Wiscasset, which are on student choice award lists all over the country and have been praised for their authenticity and unique use of actual people who lived in small town Maine. The next of Lea’s books in this group, UNCERTAIN GLORY, set during the first two weeks of the Civil War, will be published in early 2014.
Lea grew up in Maine and New Jersey, worked at AT&T while raising the four daughters she adopted as a single parent, and is now married to artist Bob Thomas, who shows his work at the Stable Gallery in Damariscotta. She is also a 4th generation antique dealer who has been an antique print dealer herself since 1977. She blogs with other Maine mystery authors at www.mainecrimewriters.com, and invites readers to friend her on Facebook and check out her website at www.leawait.com
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Written with her sister, and very loosely based on her life, Wicked Good is the story of a mother and her teenage son with Asperger’s Syndrome. Kirkus Book Reviews calls it “a funny, frazzled tale of extreme parenting,”
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
To research The Eye of the Whale, Jennifer traveled to San Francisco, where she met Captain Mick Menigoz and rode his rescue boat, Superfish, to the site of the event. This experience fueled her inspiration as she created the images and words of this extraordinary story, which has been praised by famed anthropologist, Jane Goodall.
Jennifer O’Connell is the author and illustrator of the bestselling picture book, Ten Timid Ghosts. She is the author of It’s Halloween Night! and the illustrator of A Garden of Whales, among others. A two-time recipient of the Christopher Award, Jennifer also creates illustrations for book covers and magazines.
She lives with her husband, Kevin, in Bethesda, Maryland, and speaks frequently about her books and her creative process. Visit her online at www.JenniferOConnellArt.com.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
During his twenty-five year career on the water, Molyneaux worked in numerous areas: from fisheries development consultant to Native Peoples in Maine and Alaska, to harpooning swordfish on Georges Bank. After earning a degree in Fisheries and Marine Technology from the University of Rhode Island in 1985, he walked away from the industrial sector and fished from a dory (an ocean worthy rowboat) for ten years. In 1997 he earned a BA in Writing and Literature from Goddard College.
Since 1998 Molyneaux has been writing about the political, socio-economic, and environmental aspects of fisheries and aquaculture for The New York Times, National Fisherman, and other publications. He is the author of two books, The Doryman’s Reflection: A Fisherman’s Life (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2005), and Swimming in Circles: Aquaculture and the End of Wild Oceans (TMP, 2007).
As a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship winner, Molyneaux spent a year researching sustainable fisheries practices in India, Chile, Iceland and several other countries, and has a finished manuscript currently being prepared for publication.
The Barbarian Utopia will actually be Molyneaux’s fourth book. He and his wife and their two children split their time between Maine, and Sonora, Mexico (and more recently, the Appalachian Trail.)