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!