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July 17, 2011

Books in Boothbay

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 just bought your book - The Summer of Us - yesterday and am loving it!

I love beachy/coastal reads!
Am adding you to my beachy blog...

You are so talented and love all your interests - Congrats on the Booth Bay Authors Feature!

Wish I were in Maine for the summer (am in South Florida and sooooo hot!)

Orig from New England!

Happy Seaside Sunday- (am following via email, too!)


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