Sorry I'm a little late posting this! I'm very excited that my local paper, the Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram, published a very thoughtful review of "Summer Friends" a few weeks ago! CLICK HERE to read it...
This past Saturday I had the privilege of being one of forty-one authors from around the state of Maine to participate in the 7th annual book fair now known as Books in Boothbay. All forty-one of us gathered in the old Town Hall on the grounds of the Boothbay Railway Village to meet and greet readers and, thanks to Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Maine’s oldest bookstore, offer some of our books for sale.
Wayne Sheridan and Sharon Pulkkinen, long known in Maine literary circles, were the organizers of the event. Wayne, Sharon and their amazing staff of dedicated volunteers made sure that we were well supplied with food and water and at the end of the afternoon, with wine, cookies, and cheese!
I got to meet again with one of the best young writers around, Ron Currie, Jr., a native of Maine. His first two books – GOD IS DEAD and EVERYTHING MATTERS – are published in hardcover by Viking and in paperback by Penguin. His work is original and thought provoking – check it out.
But I suppose the best moment of the day for me came when one of the organizers told me she had been asked to buy a copy of THE FAMILY BEACH HOUSE for the Boothbay Harbor Region Memorial Library. What an honor!
I capped the day with a dinner of steamers and onion rings at a lobster shack with a fantastic view of Boothbay Harbor. How very Maine!
I'm sorry I haven't been posting lately...I'm deeply immersed in my next book, which means no time for a lot of things I'd like to be doing. But I'm looking forward to taking a break to participate in this year's Books in Boothbay: Maine's Summer Book Fair. I'll get to meet other Maine-based writers, sign some books and hopefully, chat with some readers.
Boothbay Harbor is a wonderful destination in July so I hope you can join me there if you're in Maine...and don't miss the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens while you're there...it's one of my favorite destinations in Maine.
Books in Boothbay takes place on July 9, 2011, from 12:30 - 3:30 at Boothbay Railway Village, Boothbay Harbor, Maine.