Saturday, July 8, 2017

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 7, 2017

Our complete list of 2017 Books in Boothbay authors!

Linda Greenlaw

Sarah Sherman McGrail

Lynn Plourde

Michelle Patch

Jen Blood

Paul Doiron

Kate Flora

Roger Guay

Tess Gerritsen

Paige Pendleton

Barbara Ross

Dorothy Cannell

Francine McEwen

Sandra Neily

Brenda Buchanan

Lea Wait

Terry Farish

Bob Atkinson

Michael Dekker

Robin Maccready

James Hayman

G.A. Morgan

Maria Padian

Liza Gardner Walsh

Charlene D’Avanzo

Jeannette de Beauvior

Steven Hantzis

Peter Bridgeford

Kristan Stockman

Susan Poulin

Mary Lawrence

Bruce Robert Coffin

Dick Cass

Sandra Neily

Dale Philipps

Richard Rubin

Wendy Ulmer

Jake Morrel

Lyn Smith

Chris Morin

Kathy Elisco

Barbara Kent Lawrence

Derek Lovitch

Kevin Hancock


See you tomorrow -- Saturday, July 8 -- for another great Books in Boothbay!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Tess Gerritsen

Trained as a medical doctor, Tess Gerritsen built a second career as a thriller writer. Her 27 novels include the Rizzoli and Isles crime series, on which the TV show "Rizzoli & Isles" is based. Among her titles are HARVEST, GRAVITY, THE SURGEON, and PLAYING WITH FIRE. Her books are translated into 40 languages and more than 30 million copies have been sold. She lives in Maine.

Come meet Tess Gerritsen and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8!  

Lea Wait

USA Today best-selling author Lea Wait writes the Mainely Needlepoint mystery series and the Shadows Antique Print mystery series. She also writes historical novels for ages eight and up set in nineteenth century America.

Come meet Lea Wait and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8! 

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Barbara Ross

Barbara Ross is the author of the Maine Clambake Mystery series: Clammed Up, Boiled Over, Musseled Out, Fogged Inn and Iced Under. Barbara's books have been nominated for multiple Agatha Awards for Best Contemporary Novel and RT Books Reviewer's Choice Awards, as well as the the Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction. Her holiday novella featuring amateur sleuth Julia Snowden was published along with novellas by Leslie Meier and Lee Hollis in Eggnog Murder from Kensington Books in October 2016.

Barbara 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. In the summer, Barbara writes on the big front porch of the former Seafarer Inn at the head of the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

In the summer, Barbara writes on the big front porch of the former Seafarer Inn at the head of the harbor in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Come meet Barbara Ross and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8!  

Paul Doiron

Paul Doiron is the prize-winning author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels featuring a young Maine game warden. He served for eight years as Editor in Chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University; he also 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. 

Come meet Paul Doiron and dozens of other Maine authors at Books in Boothbay on July 8!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Sarah Sherman McGrail

Sarah Sherman McGrail is a seventh-generation Southport Island native. She attended the island's three-room school house and after high school earned degrees in Graphic Arts, English, and Master's Degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University. In 1996, Sarah founded her own publishing house, Cozy Harbor Press, Inc., and has since self-published eight books - Southport: The War Years; Heroes Among Us; The Littlest Tugboat; Harbor Journal, Volumes I & II; And The Beat Goes On (Original Tuskegee Airman, LeRoy Battle's memoir), and her latest historical work, Looking Back, A History of Boothbay Region's Veterans during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Volumes I & II.

Come meet Sarah Sherman McGrail and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8!  

Maria Padian

Young adult novelist Maria Padian lives and writes from her home in midcoast Maine. Before devoting herself full-time to fiction she worked as a news reporter, congressional aide, radio essayist and freelance writer. A graduate of Middlebury College and the University of Virginia, Maria also attended Oxford University and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. These days, she takes breaks from the computer by playing with her Australian Shepherd, texting her grown children, taking long walks along the beach or feeding logs into the woodstove. Her award-winning books for young people include "Wrecked" (Algonquin, 2016); "Out of Nowhere" (Knopf, 2013); "Jersey Tomatoes Are the Best" (Knopf, 2011); and "Brett McCarthy: Work in Progress." (Knopf, 2008).

Come meet Maria Padian and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8!  

Monday, July 3, 2017

Charlene D'Avanzo

Marine ecologist and award-winning environmental educator Charlene D'Avanzo studied the New England coast for over thirty years. Her Mara Tusconi Maine Oceanography Mystery series takes readers to stunning beauty of seawaters in Maine and elsewhere and the grave threats facing them. An avid sea kayaker, D'Avanzo lives in Yarmouth, Maine. 

Come meet Charlene D'Avanzo and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8!  

Robert Atkinson

Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., an internationally recognized authority in life story interviewing, personal mythmaking, and soul-making, is professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, and director of Story Commons. His nine books include The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness, called "a must-read by the widest of global audiences" by Michael Bernard Beckwith, and Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul's Story, called "an exquisite exploration of the spiritual craft of soul-making" by Jean Houston.

Come meet Robert Atkinson and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8!  

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Michael Dekker

Growing up and residing in mid-coast Maine, Mike Dekker has developed a life long interest in the region's past. An avid student of 17th and 18th century American history and material culture, he presents educational programs for local and state historical societies, state historic sites, museums, schools and the public. Mike is currently working on two new books about Maine's colonial history. In his upcoming works Mike plans to explore the history of the region's 17th century fisheries as well as the story of land claims and failed aspirations along the mid coast from the native people of the early 17th century to Henry Knox.

Come meet Michael Dekker and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8!  

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Mary Lawrence

Mary Lawrence moved to Maine after completing a degree in cytotechnology from Indiana University. She spent over 25 years working in the medical field before publishing her first book, The Alchemist's Daughter. The Bianca Goddard Mysteries are set in the slums of Tudor London and feature the daughter of an infamous alchemist who uses a smattering of alchemy to solve murders. Mary has written for the national news blog, The Daily Beast, and continues to write mysteries on her farm in Limington.

Come meet Mary Lawrence and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8!  

Friday, June 23, 2017

Robin MacCready

Robin Merrow MacCready, is the author of two YA novels, A LIE FOR A LIE and the Edgar Award Winning, BURIED. She lives in South Bristol, Maine with her husband, two boys, and numerous pets. Robin is a teacher, but when she's not at school she can be found making art, writing books, and playing outdoors.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Steven Hantzis

Steven James Hantzis is the author of Rails of War: Supplying the Americans and Their Allies in China-Burma-India. His professional career and working life include thirty years in the American labor movement at the top levels of union administration. He is retired from the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

Prior to his union career, Steven worked in the railroad operating crafts as a brakeman-conductor for twelve years in Central Indiana. He also taught high school and held an adjunct faculty position for Indiana University Division of Labor Studies.

Steven studied political science at Indiana University and received a bachelor’s degree from Antioch University in Labor Studies. He and his wife, Kathleen, live in the Washington, D.C. area.

The author and his wife own a home on Barters Island in the Boothbay Region. T

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Michelle Patch

Michelle Patch -- author of The Boston Terrier Who Thought He Was a Loon -- is a mom, wife, school counselor, and licensed clinical professional counselor. She was born in Maine and spent summers at her grandparents’ camp on Thomas Pond. There she learned the importance of family, friends, music, and the magic of loons and the pond itself. Michelle grew up in a Navy family moving every few years both in the U.S. and Europe. She moved back to Maine with her family and completed high school in Cape Elizabeth and received her Bachelors in Social Work from the University of Maine and her Masters in Clinical Counseling from the University of Southern Maine. While she experienced many changes growing up there have always been 2 constants in her life- Boston Terriers and Thomas Pond. These constants led to her becoming an author.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Liza Gardner Walsh

Liza Gardner Walsh is the author of several books including Fairy House Handbook, Treasure Hunter’s Handbook, Muddy Boots and her latest, Do Fairies Bring the Spring? and Fairy House Cooking. She has worked as a preschool teacher, children’s librarian, writing teacher, museum educator, and holds a master’s in writing from Vermont College. Above all, she hopes that her books inspire wonder, appreciation, and exploration of the world around us.

Genevieve (G.A.) Morgan

Genevieve (G.A.) Morgan is a writer and editor. Her most recent book, THE KINFOLK, is the third and final volume of her MG/YA adventure-fantasy, The Five Stones Trilogy. She is also the author of THE FOG OF FORGETTING and CHANTARELLE, volumes one and two in the series, and the non-fiction book for high schools students called, UNDECIDED: Navigating Life and Learning after High School. Her fiction has won the Silver Moonbeam award for pre-teen fantasy and has been a finalist for the Maine Literary Awards. She is a visiting artist with Island Readers and Writers and a popular teacher. Formerly, she was the managing editor at Chronicle Books and co-founded a book-packaging company that produced a variety of work. As a volunteer, she worked for many years with kids and teens as the president of the board of The Telling Room and is currently the president of the board of the Hewnoaks Artist Colony.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Kevin Hancock

Kevin Hancock is the President of Hancock Lumber Company. Established in 1848, Hancock Lumber operates ten retail stores and three sawmills that are led by 460 employees. The company also grows trees on 12,000 acres of timberland in Southern Maine.

Kevin is a graduate of Lake Region High School and Bowdoin College. He is also a frequent visitor to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In 2015, Kevin published a book about his experiences with the Oglala Sioux Tribe titled, Not For Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse. The book won the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award, first place in leadership and runner-up in the spirituality category.

Kevin is an advocate of strengthening the voices of all individuals—within a company or a community such as Pine Ridge—through listening, empowering, and shared leadership.

Come meet Kevin Hancock and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8! 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dorothy Cannell

Dorothy Cannell is the author of mystery novels and numerous short stories, including the award-winning Ellie Haskell mystery series. 

Born in Nottingham, England, she came to the U.S. in 1963. She married Julian Cannell, and lived in Peoria, Illinois, from 1965 to 2004. They now reside on the Maine coast with their dog Teddy and a cat named Killer. 

Her short stories have been published in a variety of anthologies and magazines.  Several have been nominated for the Agatha award.  "The Family Jewels" won in 1994.

Dorothy is a member of Mystery Writers of America, American Crime Writers, and Sisters in Crime.


Come meet Dorothy Cannell and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8!

Richard Cass

Richard Cass grew up in Boston in the Sixties, lived through the bussing years, went to high school at Boston Latin, the oldest public school in the country. After graduating from Colby College, he worked in bars and restaurants in central and coastal Maine for years before moving to Washington, D.C., where he established a career as a technical writer.

He’s had the extraordinary good fortune to study with some superb writers and teachers, including but not limited to: Ernest Hebert, Thomas Williams Jr., Ursula K. LeGuin, and Debra Magpie Earling.

In 2005, he published a collection of short stories entitled Gleam of Bone. And in 2016, Five Star Publishing brought out the first published Elder Darrow mystery Solo Act, the story of an alcoholic who buys a dive bar in Boston hoping to turn it into a jazz nightspot and in the process, keep himself sober. The prequel to Solo Act, In Solo Time, will appear in late 2017.

Come meet Richard Cass and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8! 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bruce Robert Coffin

Bruce Robert Coffin is the author of the John Byron Mystery Series from HarperCollins Publishers. The debut novel in the series, Among The Shadows, is now available. The second novel, Beneath the Depths, will be released on August 8th.

His short story Fool Proof, named one of the twenty best mystery stories published in North America during 2015, is included in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Best American Mystery Stories, 2016.

Bruce is a member of the Mystery Writers of AmericaSisters In Crime New England, and the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. He is also a regular contributor to the Maine Crime Writers Blog and Murder Books Blog.

Bruce lives and writes in Maine.

Come meet Bruce Robert Coffin and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8! 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Sandra Neily

Sandra Neily, author of Deadly Trespass, is the winner of the Mystery Writers of America Helen McCloy award, as well as a finalist for the Women’s Fiction Writers Association’s Rising Star Contest and other recognitions for her fiction. The author/editor of “Valuing the Nature of Maine,” she’s worked as a licensed Maine Guide and whitewater river outfitter. Living next to Moosehead Lake with her husband and rescue dog, she’s fly fishing, skiing, paddling, and “out there,” unless she’s writing people toward the natural world.

Come meet Sandra Neily and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dale T. Phillips

New England novelist, poet and short-story writer Dale T. Phillips is the author of Shadow of the Wendigo and the Zack Taylor mystery series.

Come meet Dale and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Our first author announcement of 2017: Wendy Ulmer

Wendy Ulmer's new book is The Call -- The Call is a timeless tale of music, magick, a boy and his dragon. The time has come for Modo to enter Lower Schola and learn if he possesses magickal gifts like his older brother, Gavin. What Modo discovers about himself is more than he could have ever imagined.

Come meet Wendy Ulmer and dozens of additional authors at this year's Books in Boothbay, coming on July 8!