Sunday, July 10, 2016

Another successful year!

That's it -- the doors have closed on yet another successful Books in Boothbay festival. Thanks to all of our authors and artists for attending and signing so many of their books! Thanks, too, to our sponsors, but most of all thanks to all of you for attending and making this another year to remember!

Stay turned for information on Books in Boothbay 2017!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Today's the day!

This is it! Books in Boothbay is here once again. Come on down to Boothbay Railway Village today to meet all of our incredible authors and artists. Buy some books, get your favorites signed, and participate in our first-ever mystery challenge!

Thanks to all of our attending authors, our sponsors, and most of all to you, the book-loving public!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Our complete list of authors for 2016!

Hey folks, we're just a few hours away from Books in Boothbay 2016! Join us tomorrow -- Saturday, July 9 -- for the most fun you can have outside of a bookstore.

Here's our complete author list -- and it's a great list, indeed. Peruse the rest of our website for author bios and more about the fun events happening at Boothbay Railway Village tomorrow.

Young readers
Sally Loughridge Busch
Dnn Fendler
Francine McEwen
Paige Pendleton
Lynn Plourde
Lea Wait
Barbara Winslow

Adult Fiction
Elizabeth Atkinson
Jen Blood
Brenda Bowen
Brenda Buchanan
Dorothy Cannell
Richard Shane Cohen
Jessie Crockett
Charlene D’Avanzo
Paul Doiron
Kate Flora
Stephanie Gayle
Mary Lawrence
Edith Maxwell
Maureen Milliken
Jim Nichols
Anne Britting Oleson
Dale T. Phillips
Morgan Callan Rogers
Barbara Ross
Lea Wait

Adult Nonfiction
Eleanor Phillips Brackbill
Kate Christensen
Jeannette de Beauvoir
Matthew Langdon Cost
Roger Guay
Jim Haskell
Jean Larkin
Tom Major
Sarah Sherman

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Jeannette de Beauvoir

Jeannette de Beauvoir grew up in Angers, France, but has lived in the United States since her twenties. No, she's not going to say how long ago that was. She was never good at being told what to do, and that's probably why she started writing—so she could live in other worlds than the real one. It's fair to say she rebelled quite a lot... against her parents, her teachers, probably even herself. All prerequisites for the perfect writing career. She's written a lot of books (some of which you can see on Amazon, Goodreads, Criminal Element, or her websiteand teaches writing at the Cape Cod Writing Workshops.

Books in Boothbay to Feature ‘Murder at the Old Railway Chapel’

This year, Sisters in Crime New England is pleased to team up with Books in Boothbay for the first time, to present Murder in the Old Railway Chapel -- a murder mystery complete with staged crime scene and featuring some of the top mystery writers in New England, for the public to view and try their hand at solving. The event will take place at the twelfth annual Books in Boothbay event, held at Boothbay's historic Railway Village on Saturday, July 9. One attendee who correctly solves the mystery will be awarded a $50 gift certificate to Sherman's Books, which co-sponsors the event. 

The Murder in the Old Railway Chapel revolves around the unexpected death of a fictional mystery author invited to the event, one Eunice K. Stoneheart. When Eunice is found murdered in the old railway chapel the night before Books in Boothbay kicks off, tragically bludgeoned by a hardbound edition of Paul Doiron's most recent release, everyone is a suspect. The chief suspects, however, are Eunice's fellow mystery authors -- many of whom had a stake in her demise, from personal slights to professional jealousy to drastically differing political perspectives. 

Books in Boothbay attendees who wish to try and solve the crime will be given a fact sheet with background on Eunice K. Stoneheart and her relationship with fellow Books in Boothbay author participants. Attendees will have an opportunity to view the crime scene, question suspects, and then submit their solution to the whodunit for the drawing to be held at the end of the day. 

Sisters in Crime is an international organization with 48 chapters worldwide dedicated to the professional development and advancement of women crime writers. The New England chapter hosts events for mystery lovers at various locations throughout the year and offers networking, advice, and support to mystery writers. Membership includes both women and men, beginning writers and well-known authors, readers, librarians, and booksellers from the six New England states and beyond. Sisters in Crime New England board member Jen Blood, author of the Erin Solomon Mysteries, engineered the idea for the collaboration between Books in Boothbay and SinCNE, and has worked with the two organizations to coordinate the mystery, with the assistance of fellow mystery author and former Portland detective sergeant Bruce Coffin and Sharon Pulkkinen, who has coordinated Books in Boothbay since 2012. 

Books in Boothbay is a partnership benefiting both the Boothbay Railway Village and the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library, co-sponsored by the Boothbay Harbor Restaurant Group (Boathouse Bistro, Cod’s Head BBQ and Mine Oyster). Admission to the book fair and literary activities including the murder mystery are free. Books in Boothbay will feature more than 30 authors and be open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information, including a list of participating authors, visit the event blog at

For those who would also like to visit the Museum exhibits and enjoy a steam train ride, admission can be purchased onsite for $12 adults, $10 seniors and $6 children. Museum members and children under 3 are free. The Museum will be open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm with steam train departures on the hour between 11:00 – 4:00. The Boothbay Railway Village is located at 586 Wiscasset Road, Route 27 in Boothbay.  For more information about the Museum call 207-633-4727 or visit

Friday, July 1, 2016

Morgan Callan Rogers

Morgan Callan Rogers based her books, Red Ruby Heart in a Cold Blue Sea and Written on My Heart, on the dignity, grace, humor, and practical magic of her father's Yankee relatives. "I wanted to honor them. Unfortunately, I didn't know many of my father's Maine relatives very well as I was growing up, and they all passed away before I could. That saddened me, so I wanted to get to know them through the characters I created in my work. Fortunately, my characters understood what I was trying to do, and they brought out the Maine in themselves, beautifully." Morgan lives in West Bath, with her South Dakota mining town cat, Tula Mae.    

Come meet Morgan Callan Rogers and dozens of other Maine authors at Books in Boothbay on July 9!