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She and Stephen King run the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, which is well-known in Maine for its generosity to libraries and organizations involved with literacy, community services and the arts. Tabitha King has also been cited for her leadership of a capital campaign to renovate the Bangor Public Library and her role as a trustee of Maine Public Broadcasting. As a member of the Maine Humanities Council Board, she encouraged the Council to reach out to at-risk children, adult new readers, library patrons in rural communities, incarcerated men and women, the elderly and the disabled.

She has two children with Maine author Richard Grant. Hand primarily writes novels and short stories but she is also the author of plays, comic books, and novelizations of film and television episodes. Hand has received many honors, including the Philip K. Woody Hanstein graduated from the University of Michigan in and received his J. He was was born in Pennsylvania in , and lived all over the United States before getting the chance to move to Maine in He is a former Navy JAG and state court prosecutor. He also teaches at the University of Maine at Farmington where, for 20 years, he has coached that college's rugby team.

He also is the founder of the Smiling Goat Precision Juggling Corps, Maine's most celebrated troupe of marching jugglers. He has written several legal thrillers featuring small-town Maine lawyer Pete Morris. Sis Deans was born on Nov. She lives now on a farm in Gorham with her husband and three daughters.

She has worked in the Mercy Hospital operating room for many years. She also worked for nine years as an animal medical technician for veterinarians, and held jobs as a lifeguard, waitress, and writing instructor. Most of her books are for children and young adults. Robert Harnum was born in Maine and educated at the University of Maine. He opposed the war in Vietnam, emigrating to Canada where he pursued graduate and doctoral studies at the University of Toronto and Universite Laval.

He simultaneously pursued a musical career. Marsden Hartley was one of America's most admired and respected modernist painters. Given the name of Edmund Hartley at birth, he assumed the name Marsden, his stepmother's last name, when he was in his early 20s. The youngest of nine children, Hartley was born in Lewiston, Maine.

When he was eight, his mother died. Since the family had little money, he left school at an early age to work in a shoe factory. By he had moved to Cleveland where he rejoined his family who had moved there to seek better employment. Hartley, primarily self-taught, was a student for a short time at the Cleveland Art School. Hartley, through his association with several New York artists, met Alfred Stieglitz whose " Gallery" became one of the key art institutions of the early 20th century. With Stieglitz's assistance, Hartley traveled, studied, and painted in Paris and Germany from through He returned often to France and Germany in the 20s and 30s.

By the mids he determined to return to his New England roots, first in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and then Maine. In fact, Hartley, in a essay titled, "On the Subject of Nativeness: A Tribute to Maine," declared that he wished to be known as the native painter of Maine. Many of his paintings and drawings from the 30s and 40s focus on the Lovell area, Mount Katahdin, and the coast and fishermen of the Corea area. In addition to being a gifted artist, Hartley was also a poet and essayist.

By , his writing had become an important part of his creative life. Like many other writers, he was first published in little magazines such as The Little Review , The Dial , Poetry , Contact , and others. Since , Hartley's work as an artist and poet has gained increased attention from both the art and academic worlds. Garden mystery writer Corrilla Hastings, who grew up in Maine and attended Wellesley College as a botany major, ran Brick Farm Nursery and Garden Center in Skowhegan for 30 years with her husband before recently retiring.

Katharine Butler Hathaway was born in and grew up in Salem, Massachusetts, part of a wealthy family. She suffered from spinal tuberculosis, and was confined to a bed for most of her childhood. Though her treatment was most advanced for the time, she was left disfigured. After attending Radcliffe College, she purchased a house in Castine in and began a life of her own. She traveled and lived in New York and Paris. In , she married, returned to Maine and settled in Blue Hill.

Klose is the single parent of Alyosha, adopted from Russia when Alyosha was seven, and Anton, from Ukraine. Horror and suspense writer Hautala was born and raised in Rockport, Massachusetts. Many of his stories have Maine settings. Rick Hautala died March 21, of a heart attack. Robley Wilson, Jr. He graduated from Bowdoin College with honors in English in receiving an honorary degree from same in and earned an MFA with distinction from the University of Iowa in Hawkes was born in Sherman, Texas.

Growing up in a military family, he lived in a number of places in both the United States and Europe. After receiving his B. Kevin and his family moved to Maine in and live in Gorham. Hawkes has written several books but is primarily an illustrator of picture books and novels.

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Hawthorne also lived in Portland in and in Raymond for a few years around He was a writer of novels and short stories, a member of the American Romantic school, specifically known as a "Dark Romantic. Novelist, Margaret Deland was born in Allegheny, Pa. They lived in Manchester, Pa, which she transformed into the fictional "Old Chester" of her stories. She was awarded an honorary degree from Bowdoin College in The Delands became involved in the plight of unwed mothers and took into their home about 60 women and infants in the space of 4 years.

During this time, Deland began writing for greeting-card companies. Deland's first published work was a poem, "The Succory," which appeared in Harpers magazine. She was elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters in Tamra Wight was born in Charlton, Massachusetts on 7 Dec.

Tom DeMarco born Aug. In addition to his business and writing careers, he's also a certified emergency medical technician. He was later responsible for distributed on-line banking systems installed in Europe, and he has lectured and consulted throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia and the Far East. Christopher Willard, born in Bangor, Maine, is a writer, visual artist, and instructor who lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

His art appears in collections worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He has published over 50 articles in art magazines, journals, and books, and had a monthly column in American Artist. He spends much of the year at a rustic cabin that he built himself in the woods near Weld, Maine. Many of his books focus on the natural world just outside the cabin door. Heinrich has won numerous awards for his writing and is a world class ultra-marathon runner. Tom Desjardin was born and raised in Maine.

He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Florida State University, and did his doctoral work in American History at the University of Maine at Orono. He's worked as a National Parks interpreter, giving programs on the Gettysburg battlefield. His interest in the topic grew from a visit to Gettysburg as a boy, and his is also based on the same.

He received a B. After college, New York and Miami commercial art firms and newspapers employed him as an art or creative director. After the war, he did graduate work in painting and sculpture at Rollins College in Florida. Dibner was awarded a Breadloaf Fellowship in Two years later he was a Huntington Hartford Foundation fellow. In the late s, Dibner was appointed the first director of the California Art Commission.

In the early s he moved to Maine where he had vacationed for many years. Dibner entered a new phase of his creative career when he became a mentor and teacher to many Maine short story and novel writers who studied creative writing with him. A native Mississippian born Macon, MS, 7 March who spent his childhood in Ohio, Williams graduated from Dartmouth in , worked as a reporter for the Boston American from , and went on to live outside of Boston, summering in North Searsmont and Blue Hill.

He wrote over 35 novels and short stories, many set in the mythical village of Fraternity, Maine similar to his home in the Searsmont area , as well as some histories and other non-fiction works. Dietz, born in Pittsburgh, a graduate of New York University and a long-time resident of Rockport, lived in Maine for more than 40 years. During his early working years, he was a foreign correspondent in Paris and a copywriter in New York.

In his middle years he gained recognition for his many magazine articles on fishing and hunting for Coast Fisherman , Outdoors Maine , and Down East , which he helped establish. In the s he published the popular Jeff White series in which the action was also focused on hunting and fishing. Michelle Dionetti has lived in York, ME, since She's a touring artist, teaching in schools throughout the state and at writers' conferences throughout northern New England.

Joanne S. Williamson was born in Arlington, Virginia. Before moving to Kennebunkport in , she was employed as a writer and editor for several newspapers and magazines in New York City and Connecticut. In , her first first novel was published; it was the first of Williamson's eight young adult historical novels. She is a graduate of South Portland High School and a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a degree in hotel administration.

She was previously employed as Vice President of Credit Services for a food industry credit reporting agency, as a bank commercial loan underwriter, and as the credit manager for a major seafood importer located in New York. She has taught at Univ. Dodd is also co-editor of the Journal of Maine Education. Jim Dodson was raised in the Carolinas but moved to New England in the s to become a senior writer for Yankee Magazine. Previously, he had been a reporter for the Washington Post and a political journalist and a Sunday magazine writer at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Dodson earned his reputation as a sports writer as contributing editor and regular columnist for Golf magazine and golf editor for Departures magazine, winning the Golf Writers of America Award in Dodson now lives in Topsham, Maine. While writing, he has worked in a lumber mill, bar tended, drove a mail truck, owned a rock music booking agency, picked fruit, operated a forklift, assembled farm equipment, and assisted released prisoners to maintain their terms of parole. A showcase of his monologues was produced off-Broadway at the Westside Theater.

Stewart Doty earned his Ph. A professor of history at the University of Maine from and chair of the history department from , he taught Modern French, European, and Franco-American History. Granted emeritus status when he retired in , Doty now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Freelance writer Vicki Doudera grew up in Norfolk, Mass. From , she and her husband Ed operated the Blackberry Inn Bed-and-Breakfast in Camden, Maine; they live now in Camden with three children, two cats, a dog, and a rat named George. Jane Gerow Dudley, writer and naturalist, was a New Jersey native who lived in Maine from the mids until the early s. She contributed to numerous publications as journalist, columnist and poet, including the Maine Times , Yankee magazine, Reed Poetry Annual of Maine , and the Boston Post.

She was longtime editor of the Schoodic chapter of the Maine Audubon newsletter. She was also president and founder of the Alexander-Crawford Historical Society Alexander, Maine and wrote its newsletter. Sandy Dunn is an artist, arts educator, and children's book illustrator who lives in Chelsea, Maine with her husband, photographer Steven Dunn. She has a BFA and a B. She's worked as an art instructor in public schools for more than 15 years and also offers private lessons and workshops.

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Her paintings watercolors and acrylics have been exhibited in shows around Maine. Children's book writer, poet, and essayist Sandra Dutton was born in Springfield, Missouri, grew up in Norwood, Ohio, and moved to Boothbay Harbor after many years as a summer visitor. Her sea captain ancestors settled in Bath in the s. Dutton has a Master's in Creative Writing and a Ph.

Her parents were both professors, and her father was also chief of the fine arts division at the Library of Congress. Holland attended Smith College, and went on to earn a B. Doris Anne Holman born 18 Oct. In she moved to Wayne, Maine and taught in the Monmouth school system for 27 years. Although her education and career focused on teaching and reading, art is her passion. Holman published her first book, Come With Me to the Sea , as a way to introduce her grandchildren to the ocean. She received her M. He was a lawyer who is considered the most important nineteenth-century Portland historian.

In , he began a twenty-year partnership with William Pitt Fessenden. In he edited the Journals of the Rev. Thomas Smith and the Rev. Samuel Deane. Their journals record their experiences from and provide an invaluable view of 18th-century social and political life. Willis's political career included a term as state senator in and he served as Portland's mayor in Bowdoin College Willis papers collection.

Dorothy Clarke Wilson was born in Gardiner on 9 May Wilson in August of that year. Elwin served from then called the Maine Christian Association was named in honor of the Wilsons. In , Wilson began her writing life when she sold a play she had written for the church she and Elwin were serving in Scarborough. Many of her books had Biblical themes or were focused on the lives of missionaries. He best known book, Prince of Egypt , won the Westminster prize for the best religious book of the year and was also one of the sources for the film The Ten Commandments.

Despite the Academy Award it won, Wilson did not like the film and has been reported to have used the word 'flimflammery' to describe the scene in which Moses parted the Red Sea. Among the many honors Wilson received were honorary degrees of Doctor of Letters from Bates in and the University of Maine in The University also honored her with its Maryann Hartman Award.

A large collection of her manuscripts, papers, letters, etc.

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Hazel Wilson was born in Portland on 8 April She lived on Munjoy Hill and attended Portland schools. She returned to Portland where she was employed as the librarian at Portland High School from to Later, she was a librarian at the Northeast Missouri Teachers College , American Library in Paris , and at Bradford Academy , and was supervisor of Denver school libraries in and Although her library career ended when she married, Wilson's knowledge of children and books helped her create characters and plots that make her books appealing to both child and adult readers.

She was also a book reviewer for publications in the Washington, D. Wood born 2 Sept. She continued at the institution, with its myriad name changes, until her retirement in In retirement Wood published four books, all of which focused on the social history of the Blue Hill region.

Her dedication to teaching history has been recognized in a number of ways. In addition, she received an honorary doctorate from Colby College. She began her writing career in her late 20s as a short story writer. Her stories have been included in a number of anthologies, including Pushcart Prize Anthology and Best American Short Stories In addition to writing fiction, Wood also presents workshops in which she teaches beginning writers how to improve their short stories and novels.

She also has published a writer's guide as an outgrowth of these workshops. Sally Sarah Wood is considered Maine's first woman novelist and America's first gothic novelist. She was born in York on 1 Oct. Until she was 19, she, her parents and her siblings lived with her grandfather, Judge Jonathan Sayward, one of the most affluent men in Maine. At 19, she married Richard Keating, a law clerk in her grandfather's office. When he died five years later , she had two young daughters and was pregnant with a third child, a son. Wood's first novel was published in It was a melodrama set in France and focused on the activities of the Free Society of the Illuminati.

She published her second novel in A fictional account of the real Yazoo land frauds, it tells the story of the schemer Dorval's role in the Georgia land speculation that involved bribes to state legislators.

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Wood, desiring anonymity, wrote and published under pseudonyms. On the title pages of her first four books, she was identified as either "A Lady" or "A Lady from Massachusetts. She now lives in Phippsburg, Maine and Cambridge, Massachusetts. Stephen Costanza, author and illustrator of children's books, lives in Belfast, Maine. He spent some of his youth in Cherry Hill, New Jersey studied music theory and composition at Syracuse University, and is a University of the Arts Philadelphia alumnus who is also a musician.

Some of his other jobs have included graphic artist, ragtime and classical pianist, and designer of merchandise for sports teams. His artwork has appeared in magazines, newspapers, advertising and text books. His work has also been exhibited at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland. Costanza is active in the arts community in the midcoast Maine area. Cote Robbins was raised in Waterville, Maine, attended the Univ. She lives in Brewer with her husband. Robbins was raised speaking French and English at home and has spent her adult life studying her Franco-American roots.

She is the founder and director of the Franco-American Women's Institute, and she teaches courses at the Univ. She is also the author of numerous essays, poems, and book reviews in over 20 journals, newspapers, and anthologies. Much of her childhood manifests in her poems, some of which explore the physical and sexual abuse inflicted on her by her mother's male companions.

Laux worked as a gas station attendant and manager, sanatorium cook, maid, laundry attendant, and doughnut holer before moving to Berkeley, California, in , where she began to write seriously. A single parent, she graduated with honors from Mills College , B. English when her daughter was nine. Laux received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Bread Loaf Fellowship and a Pushcart Prize , and one of her poems is included in Best American Poetry Cape Elizabeth resident Claudia Finkelstein, who was born in Montreal, Quebec, was a Colby College graduate, majoring in psychology and American literature.

She earned a master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Maine. She was from until her death employed as school psychologist in the Portland School Department. She was well known as a jazz vocalist, performing throughout New England as a vocalist for the Joy Spring Jazz Quartet and with many other groups. Retired in , Coursen lives in Brunswick. Coursen received his B. Highlights of his career include teaching various years from to in the Upward Bound program; serving as director of the National Endowment for the Humanities summer seminars, ; and, consulting editor in Shakespeare at Princeton University, Bucknell University and the University of Georgia.

Her books are all set in the Nightrunner World. She has completed basic and advanced courses at the Institute of Children's Literature. She has published over 50 stories and articles in children's magazines such as Highlights , Cobblestone , Faces , Jack and Jill and Children's Digest. Cowan makes presentations and leads workshops for elementary school groups, and she also speaks to community groups. Jane Cowen-Fletcher's children's picture books have been recommended reading for many groups of children, from those who have a parent with a physical disability to those whose parents want to assure them that they are protected.

She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin from Jonathan Fisher preacher, artist, inventor, scholar, writer was born in Braintree, Massachusetts, and was a Harvard graduate. While at Harvard he developed his own method of shorthand that he continued to use in most of his writing. His first house, which he built with the help of his congregation, was completed in , with a substantial addition in This later became the ell of an addition that still stands and is open for tours. Although he was noted for his quiet personality, Fisher had strength of character and direction that made him a force in the town.

He was one of the founders of the town library and was also involved in obtaining a land grant for the town academy. He was one of the founders and long-time trustees of the Bangor Theological Seminary. The seminary has an endowed chair, the Jonathan Fisher Professor of Christian Education, in his honor. Poet and playwright Hortense Flexner, called the "la grand poetess du Maine" by her friend Marguerite Yourcenar, was a thirty-plus-year summer visitor to Sutton Island, the third largest of the Cranberry Isles, off the coast of Mount Desert.

Although she made only brief visits to the island after her husband's death in , her emotional attachment to Sutton was so strong that both she and her husband, noted cartoonist Wyncie King , are buried in the Sutton Island cemetery. Hortense Flexner was born to a prominent Louisville, Kentucky family. Flexner attended Bryn Mawr College for one year, then transferred to the University of Michigan from which she earned a B.

The University of Louisville KY awarded her an honorary doctorate in For a brief time after college she was employed by the Louisville Herald. After marrying Wyncie King, she and King moved to Philadelphia where he was a cartoonist for the Saturday Evening Post and she was an editor. From to she taught at Bryn Mawr and later taught at Sarah Lawrence College from which she retired in She spent her childhood in Orono, but moved to Port Deposit, Maryland, where she attended high school and served as class president all four years.

She entered the University of Maine, attending classes there for three years until her marriage to Lester Warner Jacobs. Flint's husband's work for the Army Corps of Engineers took them to Norfolk, Virginia, where she obtained a roll-top desk that served as her writing center. The family, which eventually included six children including daughter Eleanor Jacobs Mitchell, who died in , moved to Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Slidell, Louisiana. Her first novel, The Old Ashburn Place , earned a national prize for best novel of the year in Flint's success was severely offset by the loss that same year of her husband to the long-term effects of WWI gassing.

She renovated the former Pequawket Inn in West Baldwin, in an area which had been land-granted to her father's family after the French and Indian War. Eight more novels and a flood of newspaper articles followed, but she never achieved her goal of self-sufficiency as a writer. People of all ages and backgrounds were attracted to her quiet hospitality, usually afternoon tea before the fire or bean supper on the porch. Her correspondence to and from these five children in the armed services formed the novel Dress Right, Dress. Flint was active in social and civic affairs, taking notes for characters and dramatic scenes during town and Grange meetings.

Some of these sketches are among her papers preserved in the library at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. As a novelist, her forte was psychological insights into family and neighborhood relationships. She was also noted for her ability to convey the speech patterns of the small region between Sebago Lake and the New Hampshire border, the setting for most of her stories. Her essays on family life, the character of Maine, and on national events as they impacted local life appeared regularly in several Maine newspapers and in The Christian Science Monitor.

A life-long member of the Christian Science church, she also wrote inspirational articles for the church's periodicals. Flora grew up on a poultry farm in Union, where her mother, A. Carman Clark, lived until her death in They have two sons, Max and Jake. Flora has written 15 mysteries, including her Thea Kozak series. Flora has taught mystery writing at the Cambridge Center for Adult Ed. She frequently speaks on panels and to library organisations.

In fact, her brother John Clark is a Maine librarian. Foerster was editor of Chelsea literary magazine from to and currently edits Chautauqua Literary Journal. She was a freelance writer who published novels and short stories.

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The Rev. She earned her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University. Mystery writer David A. Crossman is a Vinalhaven native, born in An advertising and television writer, producer, musician and composer, he and his family currently live in Nashville, TN. Crossman published his first book in Unlike his other mysteries which have a Maine island setting, his first novel was set on an academic campus. Crossman is also the creator of Winston Crisp, a retired National Security agent and crime solver. Having obtained his M. His primary works are poetry.

Born in South Paris, Cummings attended the Univ. Her stories center on Maine's Finnish community. She won first place in the Maine Arts Commission fiction chapbook contest. Carolyn Gage, a lesbian-feminist playwright, performer, director, and activist, was born in Richmond, Virginia, and now lives in Portland, Maine. She received both her B. She has taught Playwriting and Lesbian Poetry in the University of Southern Maine Continuing Eduction Program, and since has toured regularly as a lecturer, workshop presenter, and resident artist at colleges and universities.

She was visiting professor at Bates Collegein and adjunct professor at the Univ. Gage tours in her award-winning, one-woman show, The Second Coming of Joan of Arc, which has been the subject of a feature on National Public Radio, and was produced in Brazil in He attended Columbia University, studying journalism and earning an M. Gallant, called "one of the deans of American science writers for children" by School Library Journal has had many jobs that involve both writing and science from staff writer for Science Illustrated and Boys' Life in the late 's to directing the Southworth Planetarium in Portland.

In the early s, Gallant returned to Maine to live in a large house on a lake near Rangeley. He has written a number of articles about his travels in to Siberia, where he became the first American ever to visit the Tunguska site of the meteorite catastrophe; he's also visited the Sikhote-Alin, Chinge, and Pallas meteorite sites there. Besides his books, he contributes articles to magazines and encyclopedias.

Froncek grew up in Wisconsin, among other places. Garfield, who moved back to Maine in after living 16 years in San Diego, grew up in Blue Hill, spent a year at the University of Maine, and had his first writing job at the Ellsworth American newspaper. Besides writing books, he's also a part-time teacher at Unity College.

He's a great-great-grandson of U. Margaret Lawrence writes historical fiction; three historical mysteries were set in fictional, post-Revolutionary Rufford, Maine. She grew up with her grandmother in a year old house surrounded by the history of her ancestors.

She is a trained researcher, has been a professor of English, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and has been a finalist for the Edgar, the Agatha and the Anthony and for the Blackburn Prize in Drama. In addition to being a book author, she has worked off-Broadway and for network television. Doctor, playwright, and poet Andrew J. Andy Gay, Jr. A neuro-ophthalmologist, professor, and researcher, he was an editor of Clinical Concepts in Neuroophthalmology and was one of two writers of Eye Movement Disorders He was president of the New England Ophthalmological Society for five years.

He and his wife Jeanine moved to acre Fern Hill Farm in Belfast, Maine in where Gay practiced medicine until his retirement in She completed her internal medicine residency in Honolulu, Hawaii along with her husband, Jacob, also a physician. Gerritsen retired as an internist to Camden, Maine, to spend more time with her family and to write. Colin Woodard, a Maine native born 3 Dec. He is also the author of three non-fiction books.

Woodard graduated with a B. He has traveled extensively, living in Budapest, Zagreb and Sarajevo for more than four years. He is a recipient of the Jane Bagley Lehman Award for Public Advocacy, given by the Tides Foundation for his global reporting on environmental issues. She and her husband, Kent Ancliffe, and their dog and cats live in Corinth VT in a solar house on acres. Since they have spent several months of the year on Matinicus Island. She is also the recipient of the Katahdin Award , a lifetime achievement award presented by the Maine Library Association in recognition of an outstanding body of work.

Wormser is a poet, born in Baltimore on 4 Feb. He lives in Cabot, VT. He then worked as a librarian in Maine and taught at the University of Maine at Farmington. He won Poetry magazine's Frederick Bock Prize in In , he was named Maine's second Poet Laureate, his term ending in She began her career writing fiction for children and young adults under her former married name, Dorothy Gilman Butters. She is best known for adult mysteries, particularly the series featuring Emily Pollifax, a retired widow turned CIA agent.

The Mystery Writers of America selected Gilman as the Grand Master for , an award which "represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing. Material from Maine State Library files. He is the author of several non-fiction books for children. Gold received a degree in zoology from the University of New Hampshire and is also a graduate of journalism program.

He was a reporter and wire editor with the Journal Tribune in Biddeford and has contributed to many publications, including Business Digest and Commerical Fisheries News. He is a principal of Custom Communications and lives in Saco. Gold is an acive member of Saco Bay Trails, a nonprofit group dedicated to preserving and maintaining trails open to the public. Susan Dudley Gold, a Maine native who lives in Saco, has written numerous books for children and young adults. She worked as a reporter for a daily newspaper, as managing editor of a statewide business magazine, and as a freelance journalist.

She and her husband, John Gold, own and operate Custom Communications, a web design and desktop publishing business in Saco. In , Gold received a Jefferson Award for community service in recognition of her work with a chronic pain support group, which she founded after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in Fantasy novelist and artist Terry Goodkind was born in Omaha, Nebraska.

In he moved to Mount Desert Island where he built the house in which he and his wife Jeri live.

Prior to the publication of his successful series word of Truth , Goodkind was employed as a carpenter, violin-maker, hypnotherapist, wildlife artist, and artifacts restorer. His first novel, Wizard's First Rule , was auctioned in for the highest price paid for a first fantasy novel to that date. The central characters of the novel and all other novels in the series are Richard Cypher Lord Rahl and Kahlan Amnell Mother Confessor , a strong female character whom Richard first meets when she is fleeing assassins from her home country.

Throughout the series, Richard, who learns of and accepts his wizard heritage, and Kahlan fight the evil forces that threatened their land and people. The series has been adapted for television as Legend of the Seeker. Henry Henri Gosselin, of Harpswell, Maine, is a veteran journalist and author of two historical novels reflecting his Franco-American heritage. Gosselin, who received degrees from St. Gosselin has received Catholic Press Association awards as well as honorary degrees from St. Anselm's College, his alma mater, and St. Joseph's College in Standish, Maine. Grant was born in Norfolk, Va.

Grant has two children with writer Elizabeth Hand. He is a faculty member of the Watershed School in Rockland and lives in Rockport.

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She and her husband bought a dilapidated sea captain's house and their hands- on renovation provided background for her mystery series, Home Repair is Homicide. Gray was born on November 23, , in Bar Harbor, Maine. She lives in the small fishing village of Birch Harbor Gouldsboro , is married, and has two children. Gray has been fascinated by scary tales since grade school. The book contains a wealth of advice for marketing, storing foodstuffs, and housekeeping, counseling young housekeepers to always get receipts for bill payments, to keep an inventory of household goods, choose the simplest glassware and crockery patterns that can be easily replaced, and to start simple and be independent.

This edition of Mrs. Owens Illlinois Cook Book was reproduced by permission from the volume in the collection of the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts. Founded in by Isaiah Thomas, a Revolutionary War patriot and successful printer and publisher, the Society is a research library documenting the life of Americans from the colonial era through The Society collects, preserves, and makes available as complete a record as possible of the printed materials from the early American experience.

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