Thursday, May 29, 2014

Laurel Ericson

Laurel Ericson, author of the young adult novel Katherine Elizabeth, Full of Grace, is intrigued by the mysteries of historical events. Having the time to commit this ancestral story to paper, now that her two daughters are grown and the family business has been sold, is the culmination of a thirty year old dream.

Laurel is happiest when she is planning an adventure, especially to places with new sights and sounds. When she is not in the navigator’s seat, with a map on her lap, she resides with her husband and an old gray cat on a lake in midcoast Maine.

Come meet Laurel and other Maine authors at Books in Boothbay on July 12!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

George C. Daughan

George C. Daughan holds a Ph.D. in American History and Government from Harvard University and is a recipient of the 2008 Samuel Eliot Morison Award for Naval Literature for his book If By Sea. Daughan spent three years in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, and was an instructor at the Air Force Academy and director of the MA program in international affairs there. He also taught at the University of Colorado, the University of New Hampshire, Wesleyan University, Connecticut College, and Harvard University. He resides in Portland, Maine.

Come meet George Daughan and other Maine authors at Books in Boothbay on July 12!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Amy Fecteau

Amy Fecteau grew up in the wilds of suburbia, along with a younger sister and brother. As a child, Amy wanted to be a doctor-farmer-princess, but unfortunately the market for doctor-farmer-princesses just isn’t what it used to be. Also, Amy was born in the United States, severely limiting her chances to become royalty.

Amy wrote her first story at age twelve, the stirring tale of friendship and witch burning.  She was cruelly robbed of first place in the district writing contest, although it’s not like she’s still bitter about that or anything.

Amy lives in southern Maine. She collects keychains, owns a cat (named CAT) and creates eclectic art in her spare time. Currently, she is studying computer science. She blames her love of sarcasm and snark on her large, strange, wonderful family.

Come meet Amy Fecteau and dozens of additional Maine authors and artists at this year's Books in Boothbay festival!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fred Kaplan

Fred Kaplan, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Lincoln, returns with John Quincy Adams, an illuminating biography of one of the most overlooked presidents in American history—a leader of sweeping perspective whose progressive values helped shape the course of the nation.

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

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Elizabeth Garber and Michael Weymouth

Elizabeth W. Garber, 2006 Poet Laureate of Belfast, Maine, is the author of three books of poetry, True Affections: Poems from a Small Town (2012), Listening Inside the Dance (2005) and Pierced by the Seasons (2004). Three of her poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac. Maine (Island Time) (2013) is a collaboration of paintings and photographs by Michael Weymouth with Elizabeth’s poetry and interviews. For more information, her website is

Painter and photographer Michael Weymouth was born and raised in Maine. He left in 1960 to attend art school in Boston and presently presides over a 30-person branding design firm with offices in Boston and San Francisco. He lives in Hingham, Massachusetts, with his wife Peggy. Michael retains firm roots around Penobscot Bay, the subject of his collaboration of photographs and paintings in Maine: A Shared View with poems and interviews by Elizabeth Garber; and also in the wilderness near Moosehead Lake where he is working on a book of photography and poetry. His book, How Photography Can Make You a Better Painter, encourages artists to use their digital cameras to create more effective resource photos for their paintings.

Come meet Elizabeth, Michael and dozens of additional Maine writers and artists at this year's Books in Boothbay festival!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Meg Wilson

Meg Wilson is author of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist, Mourning Dove.

Meg is also author of the middle-grade novel, Crappy New Year. She is currently writing an adventure memoir about the Appalachian Trail called Wander Women. Meg lives in southern Maine with her family and enjoys spending time on the ocean. Please visit for Meg's blog and more.

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

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Andrew Vietze

The former managing editor of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, Andrew Vietze is the bestselling author of eight books, including the critically acclaimed Boon Island: A True Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck, and Cannibalism (Globe Pequot, 2012) and Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America's 26th President (Down East, 2010).

Boon Island won a gold medal at the 2013 Independent Publisher Book Awards, was a ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Finalist in 2012, and is the subject of an episode of the Travel Channel's “Monumental Mysteries” series airing this summer. Actors will potray Captain John Deane and the crew of the doomed Nottingham Galley.

Becoming Teddy Roosevelt also won an IPPY, was a Book of the Year Finalist in 2010, and was the inspiration for Coastal Maine Botanical Garden's new program for middle schoolers, the Lunder New Naturalists. The book was formally honored by decree of the Maine State Legislature in 2010, hailed as “symbolic of the spirit and unique character of Maine.”

Vietze got his start at the Maine Times in the early 1990s, and, in addition to his books, he's written for a wide array of publications, including the New York Times's LifeWire,'s Forecast Earth, Crawdaddy, Time Out New York, Explore, Big Sky Journal, AMC Outdoors,, and American Songwriter.

A Registered Maine Guide, Vietze splits his time between an old farmhouse in Appleton, Maine, and a cabin in the woods of Baxter State Park, where he works as a seasonal ranger.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sharon Lee

Sharon Lee writes science fiction, fantasy, and mystery; she's cohabited the Liaden Universe® with Steve Miller since 1988, making occasional forays out into other universes.  Steve and Sharon's 21st joint effort, Trade Secret, is a Bookscan and Locus Magazine bestseller. Sharon has also written the Archers Beach Trilogy: Carousel Tides, Carousel Sun, and Carousel Seas; as well as mysteries Barnburner and Gunshy.  In a previous life, she was successively executive director, vice president, and president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.  Her awards include the Edward E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction (aka the "Skylark,") the Hal Clement Award for Best YA Science Fiction, and the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance.  Sharon's website is:

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Steve Miller

Steve Miller is a long time Science Fiction fan, librarian, and award-winning SF writer who shares the Liaden Universe® with Sharon Lee. He was founding Curator of the UMBC SF Collection, and began publishing SF professionally in the 1970s. He has participated in hundreds of Science Fiction conventions as Guest of Honor, panelist, publisher, artist, convention runner, and writing workshop instructor. Locus magazine bestseller Trade Secret is the most recent of 22 novels. His awards include the Skylark Award, the Hal Clement Award, and the Prism Award. Steve lives in Winslow, Maine, with his wife and writing partner, Sharon Lee.

Steve Miller and dozens of other Maine authors will appear at this year's Books in Boothbay. We hope to see you there!