2017 Beyond the Sea Book Festival Events:

Saturday, July 22nd, 10:30 a.m. -2:45 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.    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.    Alexandra Hinrichs book for sale/signing Therese Makes a TapestryAlexandra Hinrichs
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Joyce Ray book(s) for sale/signing Women of the Pine Tree State: 25 Maine Women You Should Know, and a young adult historical novel Feathers and Trumpets, A Story of Hildegard of BingenJoyce Ray
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Author Dave Witherill will be signing his memoir From Sea of Life to Sea of DreamsDave Witherill

  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Peter MacDonald Blachly's memoir, The Stone From Halfway Rock for sale/signing. Peter MacDonald Blachly 
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ​Liza Gardner Walsh's eighth children's book, Fairy House Cooking, for sale/signing, plus the Fairy House Kit, and more treats for children. Liza Gardner Walsh
  • ​10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Jim Krosschell book(s) for sale/signing One Man's Maine: Essays on a Love Affair, and Owls Head RevisitedJim Krosschell
  • 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  Kaitlyn Dunnett
  • 10:30 p.m. - 12:30 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. Roberto. Van Reid
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Winner of the 2013 Maine Literary Award for Crime Fiction, Kate Flora to sign/for sale the fifth in her Joe Burgess Crime Mystery Series, Led Astray, and more. Kate Flora 2017
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For young readers, author Mary Atkinson will be signing her recent release Tillie Heart and Soul, and her beginner's chapter book, Owl Girl.  Mary Atkinson
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Author Christopher Morin will be signing his most recent novel, Three Labs a Lifetime, and The Rebel's Wrath, A Tale of Life & War, and The Besieged. Christopher Morin
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  Marjorie Tapley-Olson's debut adult novel, Kindred Journeys for sale/signing. Marjorie Tapley-Olson
  • 2:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  Author Richard Hobbs will be signing/for sale his book, The Realm of Colliding Spirits.  Richard Hobbs
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Author Jake Morrel will be signing/for sale, his book of true Maine bush flying stories, Hardscrabble LodgeJake Morrel
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Author Judi Valentine will be signing/for sale her book for Middle Grade/Young Adult (ages 11-15)  The Crystal Chain.  Judi Valentine
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Barbara Kent Lawrence will be signing/for sale Islands of Time and its sequel, the newly released The Other Island: Ben's Story.  Barbara Kent Lawrence
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Charlene D'Avanzo will be signing/for sale her two Mara Tusconi mystery series; Cold Blood Hot Sea, and the newly released Demon Spirit Devil Sea.  Charlene DAvanzo  
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  Richard Alexander Otto's book for sale/signing The Paradox of our National Security Complex: How Secrecy and Security Diminish Our Liberty and Threaten Our Democratic RepublicRichard Alexander Otto
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Author Lee Heffner will be signing/for sale Write to Finish, a no-nonsense, practical guide to transition from writer to author  Lee Heffner
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.  Jeff Ryan's book for sale/signing; Appalachian Odyssey: A 28-Year Hike on America's Trail. Jeff Ryan
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Author Richard Wile will be signing/for sale his new release, Requiem in Stones. Richard Wile
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Author Karri Moser regionally based fiction book for sale/signing The Weathering of Sea Glass.  Karri Moser
  • 12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Authors Sandy and Michael Jubinsky will be signing/for sale their cookbook No Passport Required.  Sandy and Michael Jubinsky