2016 Beyond the Sea Book Festival Events:

Saturday, July 30th, 10:30-4:00


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!


  • E. B. White On Dogs - Released in Paperback:  Although Martha White cannot attend, she has generously offered to pre-sign copies of the paperback, and on the day of the festival , we will be accepting requests for personalized copies that Martha can sign after the festival.  Martha White
  • 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 books for sale/signing of her recently published in paperback, Death at Dovecote Hatch, Murder at Mullings and Sea Glass Summer.  Dorothy Cannell
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Dean Bennett book for sale/signing Ghost Buck; The Legacy of One Man's Family and its Hunting TraditionsDean Bennett
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Paul Doiron's newly released Mike Bowditch Mystery, Widowmaker will be available for signing/sale. Paul Doiron
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Liza Gardner Walsh's seven children's books, and Fairy House Kit, and more treats for children, will be available for sale and signing.  Liza Gardner Walsh
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Ron Chase's non-fiction, The Great Mars Hill Bank Robbery for sale/signing.  Ron Chase
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Author Douglas Coffin's One Maine Christmas Eve, for sale/signing.  Douglas Coffin
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Author Geri Vistein will be signing her book, I Am Coyote.  Geri Vistein
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.   Author Barbara Kent Lawrence will be signing her book, Islands of Time.  Barbara Kent Lawrence
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Author Brooke Pacy will be signing her book, Vanishing Act.  Brooke Pacy
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Author Christopher Morin will be signing his most recent novel, The Rebel's Wrath, A Tale of Life & War, and The Besieged.  Christopher Morin​
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For young readers, author Mary Atkinson will be signing her beginner's chapter book, Owl Girl.  Mary Atkinson
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Penny Harmon's Rocky Isle Romance Series for sale/signing will include Volume I - I Saw Him First, Volume II - coming out in May, Fallen for the King, and Volume III, scheduled for late July, Love With Your Everything  Penny Harmon
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Benjamin Rybeck's recently released debut novel, The Sadness for sale/signing.  Benjamin Rybeck
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Jen Wixson to sign her newest release in the Sovereign Series, Book 4, The Minister's DaughterJen Wixson
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Featuring MCCLOSKEY: Art and Illustrations of Robert McCloskey by Jane McCloskey for sale/signing, including Robert McCloskey, A Private Life in Words and PicturesJane McCloskey
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Author Jim Haskell will be signing his book, Two Tents Jim Haskell
  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  USA Today Best Selling author Lea Wait's books for sale/signing include her Mainely Needlepoint Series titles, Thread and Gone, Threads of Evidence, Twisted Threads; also Shadows on a Maine Christmas, the latest in her Shadows Antique Print Mystery Series, and Uncertain Glory for young adults. Lea Wait
  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Kaitlyn Dunnett's, (Kathy Lynn Emerson) books for sale/signing will include titles from her Liss MacCrimmon mystery series, including this week's new release, Kilt at the Highland Games, The Scottie Barked at Midnight, Scone Cold Dead, Kilt Dead, and more. Kathy Lynn Emerson
  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Barbara Ross's Maine Clambake Mystery Series for sale/signing will include the recent release Fogged In, plus Clammed Up, Boiled Over, and Musseled OutBarbara Ross
  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Marianne Rice's Wilde Sisters Series and McKay-Tucker Men series for sale/signing will include the recent release Then Came You, plus Books 1-3 in each series.. Marianne Rice
  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Kate Flora and Roger Guay to sign A Good Man With a Dog; A Game Warden's 25 Years in the Maine Woods, and Death DealerKate Flora
  • 11:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.  Ardeana Hamlin's books for sale/signing; Havener Sisters and Abbott's ReachArdeana Hamlin
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. David Hill's Full Service - Notes from the Rearview Mirror  for sale/signing.  David Hill
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Maureen Anne Jennings's Rose Leary Mystery Series for sale/signing will include Bartender Wanted, and One Too ManyMaureen Anne Jennings
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Authors Jean Flahive and Judy Thyng will be signing their non-fiction book, ​The Galloping Horses of Willowbrook.  Jean Flahive and Judy Thyng
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Author Martha Couture will be signing her children's book, Parker Goes Lobstering.  Martha Couture
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Author Peter Bridgford's book for sale/signing; Hauling Through.  Peter Bridgford
  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Author, Van Reid's delightful Moosepath League Series is back in print! ​and for sale/signing; Cordelia Underwood, Mollie Peer, Daniel Plainway, and Mrs. RobertoVan Reid 2016
  • 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Author Charlie Wing's Salt in Their Veins; Conversations with Coastal Mainers, for sale/signing.  Charlie Wing
  • 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Author David Hurley will be signing his book, Lobster Tales.  David Hurley
  • 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Author Kathryn Griffin will be signing her chapter book for readers 10 years and older, ​The Wreck of the Essex.  Kathryn Griffin
  • 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Author Peter Pfeiffer will be signing his book, Hard Chance.  Peter Pfeiffer
  • 1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.  Author David Melesky will be signing/selling his two non-fiction, and three fiction books, In the Shadow of A Tree, I Remember Bethlehem and The Reluctant Lawyer, One Bar to Another, Practice Not Perfect.  David Melesky
  • 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Trudy Irene Scee will be book(s) signing Public Enemy Number One: The True Story of the Brady Gang, and Dancing in Paradise, Burning in Hell.  Trudy Irene Scee
  • 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Author and Songwriter Jennifer Armstrong will be signing her books, The Poet's Basket and Anything is Possible.  Jennifer Armstrong
  • 1:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.  Author Earl Brechlin's Forever Yours, Bar Harbor for sale/signing. Earl Brechlin
  • 1:45 p.m. -3:45 p.m. Marjorie MacPherson will be signing/selling her uplifting novel Soul Mates.​ Marjorie MacPherson