Monday, June 30, 2014
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Ed Briant began his career as an editorial illustrator and comic artist in London and made his foray into children's literature after moving to the US in the late-90's with his first illustrated book, PAPER PARADE. He has gone on to both write and illustrate his own books as well as to write young adult novels. Some of his titles include, DON'T LOOK NOW, IF YOU LIVED HERE YOU'D BE HOME BY NOW and I AM (NOT) THE WALRUS, He is the illustrator and co-creator of the Publisher's Weekly comic strip, 'The Slush Pile.' Ed teaches illustration and creative writing in southern New Jersey and spends his summers in Portland. The Green Light reader series, PETAL AND POPPY is his latest endeavor and first collaboration with his wife, Lisa Jahn Clough.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
A former assistant attorney general in the areas of battered children and employment discrimination, Kate is a founding member the New England Crime Bake and Maine Crime Wave conferences, a founder of Level Best Books where she worked as an editor and publisher for seven years. She has served as international president of Sisters in Crime. When she’s not riding an ATV through the Canadian woods or hiding in a tick-infested field waiting to be found by search and rescue dogs as research for her books, she can be found teaching writing at Grub Street in Boston.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Ken began his writing career as a general assignment reporter for the Concord (NH) Monitor and was bureau chief for the Claremont (NH) Eagle-Times. He is the author of two previous books, Innocents Afloat (Sheridan House, 1993) and The New Book of SAIL Trim (Sheridan House, 1995).
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
After working in government contracting for several years, he taught high school history and government before retiring to write mystery/suspense stories. Bob and his wife, Tina, live in mid-coast Maine where he is currently working on his next book.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Barbara is a co-editor/co-publisher at Level Best Books, which produces an award-winning anthology of crime and mystery stories by New England authors every November. “Bread Baby” in Best New England Crime Stories 2014: Stone Cold was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story. Barbara also blogs with a wonderful group of Maine mystery authors at Maine Crime Writers and with a group of writers of New England-based cozy mysteries at Wicked Cozy Authors.
Barbara’s first mystery novel, The Death of an Ambitious Woman, was published by Five Star/Gale/Cengage in August, 2010. In her former life, Barbara was a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of two successful start-ups in educational technology.
Barbara and her husband own the former Seafarer Inn at the head of the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine. When they aren’t in Boothbay, she and her husband live in Somerville, MA.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Vicki is also the author of the guide Moving to Maine, about to be released in a brand-new third edition, and several short stories, one of which was chosen in the recently published anthology Ice Cold: Tales of Intrigue from the Cold War. She belongs to Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the National Association of Realtors. Find her on Facebook and at her website www.vickidoudera.com.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Paul is Editor Emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, having served as Editor in Chief from 2005 to 2013, before stepping down to write full time. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He is a former member of the Maine Arts Commission and a current member of the Maine Humanities Council. He is also a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine.
The Bangor Daily News named Paul one of its 12 Mainers to Watch in 2012.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Boyle also is the author of a second mystery series featuring rookie Portland cop Brandon Blake. Boyle recently completed the 10th Jack McMorrow novel, ONCE BURNED (to be published by Islandport Press in May 2015), and a stand-alone crime novel set in Ireland, written in collaboration with his daughter, Emily Westbrooks.
A former newspaper reporter and columnist, Boyle is the editor of the alumni magazine of Colby College, his alma mater. He lives with his wife Mary in a small village on a lake in central Maine.
Monday, June 9, 2014
Megan has a B.A. from Columbia University, and an MLS from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. She has over ten years’ experience as a librarian and has taught writing to students in elementary through graduate school.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Mills is a native of Gorham, Maine and graduated from Gorham High School. He earned an English degree and a minor in Biblical Studies at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass.
After working extensively for the college newspaper, where he was a writer and sports editor, Mills embarked on a career in sports journalism. He has worked for the The Boston Globe, the Portland Newspapers, the Lynn Daily Evening Item and the Lewiston Sun Journal. He has also free-lanced for a variety of other newspapers and magazines.
During his sports journalism career, he has been recognized on numerous occasions by the Maine Press Association and the New England Press Association. He has also been honored by the Maine Basketball Coaches Association and the Maine Intersholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
He is currently employed by the U.S. Treasury Department.
Kerr graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Hampshire and earned his master's degree from the school's graduate fiction program. He resides in Kittery, Maine, with his amazing wife, Nicole, and between them they have four challenging and remarkable children spanning two decades.
Friday, June 6, 2014
Mr. Betit worked as a general assignment reporter or as a sportswriter for nearly 39 years, including stints with the Kennebec Journal (1974-85) in Augusta and the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram (1985-2013). In 1991 and 1996, he received awards from the Maine Press Association for his sports features. He continues to cover high school, college and pro sports on a free-lance basis.
Mr. Betit lives in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife, Debbie. They have two sons. Recently, a grandson, Alexander, joined the family.
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His debut novel, Blue Lobster, is now available online and at select Maine retailers. Visit www.dylanrboyd.com for more information.
Monday, June 2, 2014
He served as editor of the journal Husson Review and was principal participant in a National Endowment for the Arts Grant for “Images of Aroostook” that was exhibited throughout the State of Maine. His own publications include: Healing After Dark: Pioneering Compassionate Medicine at the Boston Evening Clinic (2011), The Forgotten Longfellow: Man in the Shadows (2010), Only God Can Make a Tree, poetry from himself and his brother, Alfred Robert Cohen; and the novels Our Seas of Fear and Love, Monday: End of the Week, Be Still, My Soul, and Petal on a Black Bough. He also wrote chapters for Aroostook: Land of Promise, academic reviews, other articles, and – with the help of a Shell Grant – a monograph on Samuel Richardson that can be found in major library holdings.