2018 Beyond the Sea Book Festival Events:

Saturday, July 21st, 10:30 a.m. -3:00 p.m.


We are so fortunate to host a broad variety of Maine's excellent talent!

Just click on the author's name in green for more information on that particular event!


  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The First in a New Series! by Kaitlyn Dunnett, (Kathy Lynn Emerson) Crime & Punctuation (Deadly Edits)  Kaitlyn Dunnett
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Valerie Lawson, Editor of 3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers for book signing/sale  Valerie Lawson
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.The Recent Release of the First in a New Series!  Death and a Pot of Chowder, by Cornelia Kidd, sale/signing  Cornelia Kidd
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Multiple Award Winning Author Jacob Appel's novel Millard Salter's Last Day, for sale/signing Jacob Appel
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Irene Drago's novel for sale/signing, Daughters of Long Reach,  based in maritime rich Bath, Maine, enchants with stories spanning three centuries.  Irene Drago
  • 1​​0:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Author Pam Holland book signing/sale, and meet Moses - One of the pair who inspired this wonderful children's book, Froses  Pam Holland
  • ​10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Award Winning Author Jean Flahive will be signing the beautifully illustrated children's book, ​The Old Mainer and the Sea  Jean Flahive
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Katherine Hall Page, Winner of Four Categories of Agatha Awards, books for sale/signing will include her recent release, The Body in the Wardrobe, The Body in the Birches, the cookbook Have Faith in Your Kitchen, and more from her Faith Fairchild mystery series. Katherine Hall Page
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Dorothy Cannell's books for sale/signing will include her Florence Norris series Death at Dovecote Hatch, and Murder at Mullings, plus Sea Glass Summer and selections from her delightful and humorous Ellie Haskell mystery series.  Dorothy Cannell
  •  ​10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  USA Today Best Selling author Lea Wait's books for sale/signing include her Mainely Needlepoint Series titles, Tightening the Threads, Dangling by a Thread, Thread and Gone, Threads of Evidence, Twisted Threads; also Shadows on a Morning in Maine, Shadows on a Maine Christmas, the latest in her Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series, and Uncertain Glory for young adults.  Lea Wait
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kathy Lynn Emerson a/k/a Kaitlyn Dunnett books for sale/signing will include titles from her Liss MacCrimmon mystery series including Kilt at the Highland Games, The Scottie Barked at Midnight, Scone Cold Dead, Kilt Dead, and more, and from her Rosamond Jaffrey series, Murder in a Cornish Ale House, Murder in the Merchant's Hall, Murder in the Queen's WardrobeKathy Lynn Emerson 
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Barbara Ross returns with her Maine Clambake Mystery Series for sale/signing to include the recent release Stowed Away, plus Iced Under, plus Fogged Inn, Clammed Up, Boiled Over, and Musseled Out. Barbara Ross
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. For sale/signing, author Michael Cameron Ward's biographical account of his father Harold E. Ward’s life and times - A Colored Man in Exeter  Michael Cameron Ward
  • ​1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Kelly Brooks-Bay to sign/for sale her Children's Books, Sea Glass and the Lighthouse and The Rainbow Pants. Kelly Brooks-Bay 
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Author, Speaker, Educator, Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., joins us with The Story of Our Time: From Duality to Interconnectedness to Oneness for sale/signing.  Robert Atkinson
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Meet Author Vernita Leins, and Service Dog Josie! Josie's Story, From Rescue to Service Dog,  for sale/signing.  Josie and Vernita Leins
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Author Jake Morrel will be signing his books of true Maine bush-flying stories, Dick Folsom: Bush Pilot, A Legend Reflects, and Hardscrabble LodgeJake Morrel
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Author Robert W. Spencer joins us with his 1861 based novel ​The Spinster's Hope Chest for sale/signing.  Robert W. Spencer
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Author Mimi Gough shares From Fledgling to Flyer for sale/signing plus WWII Memorabilia for viewing and discussion.  Mimi Gough
  • 1:00 - 3:00 Author Patricia Hale offers for sale/signing two stories from the Cole and Callahan Thriller P.I. Series; The Church of the Holy Child and Durable GoodsPatricia Hale
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Children's Books Author Fran Hodgkins' books for sale/signing will include her recent release,         Do Seals Ever? and some of our favorites, The Secret Galaxy, Andre the Famous Harbor Seal, and If You Were My Baby: A Wildlife Lullaby (A Simply Nature Book) Fran Hodgkins