About No Time For Moss:
Verna McKeen always wanted to write her life story. Since her oldest son is an author, he and his siblings decided to make this dream come true. Between 1926 and 1986 Verna had no fewer than 60 addresses....the reason for the book's title.
She was born a century ago in a railroad station in Maine, ran away with the circus at 12, eloped to Canada at 16, earned most of the family bread for much of her life, and became a bartender at an age when most retire.
Verna was a never-say-die original, a working mother before the term gained traction. It never dawned on a single one of her half dozen offspring that they were in any way disadvantaged.
This book, based on a vault of recorded memories and the recollections of children and grandchildren, traces a remarkable woman's spirited refusal to yield to adversity -- in wartime, depression or times of family tragedy. Much more than a mere family bio, it tracks the events of the region and the larger world in which she lived, made do, and overcame.
About the Author:
"You've written a book about your mother? Why, was she famous or something?" I hear that often. The short answer is no, but her story richly deserves telling.
Author Sid McKeen's prizewinning weekly humor column, Wry & Ginger, one of the longest-running newspaper columns in America, is now being syndicated nationally under auspices of GateHouse Media, Inc., owners of more than 400 newspapers and associated websites from coast to coast.
Author Sid McKeen will be book signing No Time for Moss at the 2015 Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach, on Sunday, July 26th, at 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.