For young readers, author Mary Atkinson will be signing her recent release Tillie Heart and Soul, and her beginner's chapter book, Owl Girl at the 2017 Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach, on Saturday, July 22nd, 10:30-12:30. 









































About Tillie Heart and Soul:

Ten-year-old Tillie practices roller skating wherever she can—even in the old Franklin Piano Factory where she lives with her guardian Uncle Fred. She has to be in the Skate-a-thon with her friends. Surely Mama wouldn’t miss it! But skating in the city is tough, three-way friendships are tricky, and the stupid rules in Mama’s rehab program could mess up all her plans.


About Owl Girl.
Holly’s stuck at the lake for summer vacation. Usually, she loves the lake. But not this year. This year, Mom and Dad aren’t staying. She’s not going to have any fun. Her older brother Nick won’t play with her, and Gram never lets her do anything. When Holly hears the ancient and mysterious call of an owl, she’s certain he’s calling just to her.


About the Author:

The hooting call of the barred owl has captivated MARY ATKINSON ever since she was a child and was the inspiration for this book. Mary holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College. Her poetry for children has appeared in magazines and anthologies, and her fiction and nonfiction have been published widely in educational markets. She divides her time between Portland and Stoneham, Maine.