Monday, July 14, 2014

Thanks for another great year!

What an amazing turnout we had this past Saturday for the tenth annual Books in Boothbay: Maine's Summer Book Fair. Thanks to all of our authors and artists for coming out and to all of the wonderful readers who attending the morning and afternoon sessions.

We look forward to seeing you again next July for year number eleven!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Julia Spencer-Fleming

A former military brat, New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Julia Spencer-Fleming grew up in places as diverse as Montgomery, Rome, Stuttgart and Syracuse. A graduate of Ithaca College, George Washington University and the University of Maine School of Law, she took up writing while still a stay-at-home mother of two. During the time it took to finish her first novel, she got a full-time job at a Portland, Maine, law firm and had a third child. Julia didn’t want to write yet another lawyer-sleuth, so she used her army past and a keen eye for the goings-on at her Episcopal church to create Clare Fergusson, first female priest in the small Adirondack town of Millers Kill. The resulting series has won or been nominated for every American mystery award available, including the Edgar, the Anthony, and the Agatha. Her most recent book is Through the Evil Days.

Now happily quit of the law, Julia lives in the Maine countryside with her husband, daughter, and occasionally, a couple of college students. Learn more about her at

Come meet Julia Spencer-Fleming THIS SATURDAY at the tenth annual Books in Boothbay Festival!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Anne Robinson Dolan

Magical summers spent ‘way Downeast with her four children have informed and inspired the writings of Anne Robinson Dolan.  Formerly an editor and award-winning columnist for a Maine newspaper, she has switched her genre to books for children, both writing and illustrating her stories.  Utilizing her background as a journalist, graphic artist and elementary school teacher, she imbues her tales, be they fantasy or history, with a strong sense of place.  When she is not busy scribbling or sketching, she may be found on her Wiscasset garden, or traveling with her husband Howard Cederlund, well-know nature photographer.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Amy MacDonald

As an author, Amy MacDonald’s fifteen books for pre-school, elementary and middle-school children have won worldwide acclaim:  translated into 27 languages, they’ve topped the “Best Children’s Book” lists in three countries, been listed on a dozen Children’s Choice Award lists, and won or been short-listed for many major awards (Parents Choice Award, the Silver Stylus, Kate Greenaway, the Children’s Book Award, Oppenheim Platinum Award) and been chosen one of the Ten Best Children’s Books of the Year by the New York Times.

 As a freelance writer, her non-fiction has appeared in the New Yorker, the Times, and the Boston Globe as well as many magazines. Her documentary film On This Island was shown on PBS as part of the Independent Lens series and was nominated for a New England Emmy Award. She’s currently an associate editor for Teaching Artist Journal.

As a teacher, Amy has taught writing to all ages, from kindergarten to Harvard University. She has given school presentations and writing workshops across the U.S. as well as Europe and Africa. She is one of two writers who do Professional Development writing workshops  through the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts’ National Partners in Education program.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tess Gerritsen

Trained as a medical doctor, Tess Gerritsen built a second career as a thriller writer. Her 24 novels include the Rizzoli and Isles crime series, on which the TV show "Rizzoli & Isles" is based.  Among her titles are THE SURGEON, ICE COLD, and THE SILENT GIRL, and LAST TO DIE.  Her books are translated into 40 languages and more than 25 million copies have been sold.  She lives in Maine.