2015 Beyond the Sea Book Festival Events:

Friday/Saturday/Sunday

July 24th, July 25th & July 26th


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!



FRIDAY, JULY 24th

Friday our focus is on Children's and Young Adult books



  • Friday July 24th:  12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  John R. Cobb, Book(s) signing his new release, A Turtle Tale and also his adult fiction books, Judith: A Quoddy Tale and Tales of the Cemetery Trees  John R. Cobb  
  • Friday July 24th:  12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Wendy Ulmer book signing My Twelve Maine Christmas DaysWendy Ulmer
  • Friday July 24th:  12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Yvonne Beverly Blake book(s) signing A Home for Phoebe, and Going Home with PhoebeYvonne Beverly Blake
  • Friday July 24th:  12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Jane Parker book signing Lily of the North.  Jane Parker
  • Friday July 24th:  12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Margaret Gousse book signing From Nana's Window.  Margaret Gousse
  • Friday July 24th:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Fran Hodgkins, Book(s) Signing, The Secret Galaxy, Little Loon, and some of her classics  Fran Hodgkins
  • Friday July 24th:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Jane Rowe Jones book(s) signing, Evelyn and the Peacocks, and Retsbol Rises.  Jayne Rowe Jones
  • Friday July 24th:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Matthew Mainster, Book(s) Signing, The Giggleswick Trilogy Matthew Mainster
  • Friday July 24th:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Jan Gilley book signing, Light on Jib Island.  Jan Gilley
  • Friday July 24th:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Betsey Anderson book signing Maggie Goes to Maine.  Betsey Anderson
  • Friday July 24th:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Genevieve Morgan, Book(s) Signing, Chantarelle, and The Fog of Forgetting Genevieve Morgan
  • Friday July 24th:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Don Denico book signing Can A Frog Fly?  Don Denico


SATURDAY, JULY 25th

Mystery and Maine Fiction with characters so real, you can’t forget them! 



  • Saturday July 25th:  11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Dorothy Cannell book(s) signing of her recent release Death at Dovecote Hatch, Murder at Mullings and Sea Glass Summer.  Dorothy Cannell
  • Saturday July 25th:  11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Lea Wait book(s) signing Twisted Threads, the first in her Mainely Needlepoint Series; Shadows on a Maine Christmas, the latest in her Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series; and Uncertain Glory for young adults.  Lea Wait 
  • Saturday July 25th:  11:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Tess Gerritsen book(s) signing a variety of her books, including the recent Harlequin re-release of her Contemporary Romance novel, NEVER SAY DIE.". Tess Gerritsen
  • Saturday July 25th:  11:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Jim Nichols book(s) signing will include his recent release, Closer All the Time, and Hull Creek. Jim Nichols
  • Saturday July 25th:  11:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Kate Flora book(s) signing fiction and non-fiction mysteries and crime drama;  Death Dealer, And Grant You Peace, Redemption  Kate Flora
  • Saturday July 25th:  11:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Darcy Scott book(s) signing her award-winning Maine Island Mystery series, including Matinicus and Reese's Leap, and her new release, Margel's Madness.  Darcy Scott
  • Saturday July 25th:  11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Katherine Hall Page book(s) signing, of her new release The Body in the Birches,  the latest in her Faith Fairchild series, and more. Katherine Hall Page
  • Saturday July 25th:  11:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Mary Lawrence book(s) signing, Mary will be signing her recent release, The Alchemist’s Daughter; her first in the Bianca Goddard Mysteries. Mary Lawrence
  • Saturday July 25th:  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Kathy Lynn Emerson, book(s) signing will include her recent release Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe: An Elizabethan Spy Thriller (A Mistress Jaffrey Mystery), Ho-Ho-Homicide, (A Liss MacCrimmon Mystery), and more. Kathy Lynn Emerson
  • Saturday July 25th:  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Susan Vaughan  book(s) signing will include her three Devlin Security Force titles, featuring her recent release, Cleopatra’s Necklace (Devlin Security Force Book 3)  and three Task Force Eagle titles. Susan Vaughan
  • Saturday July 25th:  12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Barbara Ross book(s) signings, will include the recent release Musseled Out, and more from Ross’s Maine Clambake Mystery Series. Barbara Ross
  • Saturday July 25th:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Carl Howe Hansen book signing his new and debut release, Destiny.  Carl Howe Hansen
  • Saturday July 25th:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Dave O'Connor book signing his new release, Huntin' and Fishin' With the Ole Man.  Dave O'Connor
  • Saturday July 25th:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Ted Panayotoff book signing his new release The Islandport Guide to Lighthouses in Maine.  Ted Panayotoff
  • Saturday July 25th:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Matthew Langdon Cost book(s) signing historical fiction Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War; At Every Hazard, and two mysteries, Mainely Fear and Mainely PowerMatthew Langdon Cost
  • Saturday July 25th:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Kathy Eliscu book signing, and sharing chocolate treats, Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess!  Kathy Eliscu
  • Saturday July 25th:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Van Reid book(s) signing will include his recently republished in paperback Cordelia Underwood; also hardcovers of his Moosepath League Series.  Van Reid
  • Saturday July 25th:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Kevin Mills book signing Sea of Liberty, Breakwater, and Sons & Daughters of the Ocean.  Kevin Mills
  • Saturday July 25th:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lloyd Ferriss book signing The Amethyst Stone.  Lloyd Ferriss
  • Saturday July 25th:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Donna Walsh Inglehart book signing Grindstone.  Donna Walsh Inglehart


SUNDAY, JULY 26TH

An Exciting Assortment of Nonfiction;

History, Art, Maine Humor, and more!


  • Sunday July 26th:  11:30 a.m. - til Bob wants to go home.  Robert Stevens book signing, and reading from upon request, his book The Oatmeal Stories.  Bob Stevens
  • Sunday July 26th:  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  LeCain Smithbook signing, Our Inner Ocean: A World of Healing Modalities.  Additionally, Captain Lee will be offering complimentary chair massages. LeCain Smith
  • Sunday July 26th:  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Carol Macaulay book signing Hardship and Fortitude  Carol Macaulay
  • Sunday July 26th:  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. photographer David Clough book signing Homes Down East; Classic Maine Coastal Cottages and Town Houses. David Clough
  • Sunday July 26th:  11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Joe Upton book signing Herring Nights.  Joe Upton
  • Sunday July 26th:  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Deanna Bonner-Ganter book signing Kosti Ruohomaa: The Photographer PoetDeanna Bonner-Ganter
  • Sunday July 26th:  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Kelly Payson-Roopchand book signing Birth, Death and A Tractor.  Kelly Payson-Roopchand
  • Sunday July 26th:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Tim Sample book(s) signing his new release Answers to Questions Nobody Was Askin',  Audio CD  Drunken Fireworks written by Stephen King, and Maine CuriositiesTim Sample
  • Sunday July 26th:  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Mark Warner book signing his new release The Tragedy of the Royal Tar; Circus Ship.Mark Warner
  • Sunday July 26th:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Artist William Irvine book signing  William Irvine:  A Painter's Journey.  William Irvine
  • Sunday July 26th:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Matthew Langdon Cost book(s) signing historical fiction Joshua Chamberlain and the Civil War; At Every Hazard, and two mysteries, Mainely Fear and Mainely PowerMatthew Langdon Cost
  • Sunday July 26th:  1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Carolyn Locke book(s) signing The Place We Become, and Always This Falling.  Carolyn Locke
  • Sunday July 26th:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Robert Reilly book signing Life in Prison:  Eight Hours at a Time.  Rob Reilly
  • Sunday July 26th:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Lisa Canino book signing Rescued Recipes. Lisa Canino
  • Sunday July 26th:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Omer Zamir book signing Freshly Squeezed Lemonade.  Omer Zamir
  • Sunday July 26th:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sid McKeen book signing No Time For Moss.  Sid McKeen
  • Sunday July 26th:  2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Susan Starr book signing Memoirs of a Mad Innkeeper; The Muffin Recipes Revealed.  Susan Starr