About Answers to Questions Nobody Was Askin': And Other Revelations:
In this new collection of short essays Maine humor icon Tim Sample shares some of the quirkier aspects of growing up and living in Maine. Along the way he offers readers a behind the scenes glimpse into his long career in the entertainment business. Sample waxes poignant—recalling old friends, pets, and childhood memories—and passes along more than a few hilarious “insider tips” including the proper way to eat a lobster and a few time tested techniques for dealing with folks from away. His wide range of subjects includes things that could happen “Only in Maine,” how his dad invented the SUV, a “magical” luncheon with horror master Stephen King, and the pitfalls of Maine’s fifth season (mud). Born and raised in Maine, Tim shows us the Maine we know and love—warts and all. Part whimsical anecdote, part hard-won wisdom, every story is perfectly seasoned with Sample’s distinctive wry Yankee wit.
About Maine Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, And Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series Third Edition):
Join Tim and fellow Maine-o-phile Steve Bither for a tour of our great state you won’t find in any travel book. Whether you were born and raised in Maine or a recent transplant, you’ll discover neighbors you never knew you had and places you never dreamed existed – right in your own backyard!
About Drunken Fireworks Audiobook CD:
Drunken Fireworks Audiobook CD, read by Tim Sample, a brand new story from Stephen King, will be released exclusively as an audiobook on June 30, 2015.
“Great stories are often better when told out loud,” said King.
King hand-picked Tim Sample to voice this compelling short tale about a salt-of-the earth Maine native and a friendly annual summer fireworks rivalry that gradually spirals out of control. Sample, known for his Maine accent and pride, is a former CBS News Sunday Morning correspondent who produced the popular “Postcards from Maine” segments for over a decade. With his unique brand of storytelling, he is perfectly cast in DRUNKEN FIREWORKS.
“I’m excited and thrilled to be working with Tim Sample again,” said King. “This is going to be one wild ride.”
“Getting a call from Stephen King, especially when he’s totally pumped about some new project, is a bit like hopping a crosstown bus only to find yourself suddenly speeding along on a high-speed bullet train. The man is simply a force of nature,” said Sample. “This time around Steve’s ‘bullet train’ turns out to be a story called DRUNKEN FIREWORKS and while it’s not the first Stephen King story I’ve had the privilege of narrating, it’s certainly the funniest. Stephen King? Funny? You heard right chummy!”
About the Author/Humorist:
Tim Sample was born in Northern Aroostook County and raised on the Maine coast. He has performed throughout North America, recorded five albums for the Bert and I Company and appeared on numerous national TV shows, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, and Michael Feldman’s hit radio show, Whad’ya Know? From 1993 to 2004, Sample was a regular correspondent for CBS News’ Sunday Morning. In 2013 he received a Maine Press Association First Place Award for his newspaper column “Stories I Never Told You.” Tim’s audio and video recordings and books of Down East humor have sold over a million copies. He currently lives in Portland, and spends as much time as possible at his camp in Washington County Maine.
Author/Humorist Tim Sample will be book signing at the 2015 Beyond the Sea Book Festival at Lincolnville Beach, on Sunday, July 26th, at 1:00-3:00.
Books for sale/signing will include his recent release, Answers to Questions Nobody Was Askin' And Other Revelations, Maine Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities, And Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series Third Edition).
Plus Audiobook, Drunken Fireworks, recorded by Tim, written by Stephen King.