It's been a busy spring and summer at our worldwide headquarters thus far. We kicked off April with the re-release of "Huntin' and Fishin' with the Ole Man," a beloved collection of humorous, fictional essays about the outdoors in Maine by Dave O'Connor. Dave began his book tour with a stop at the Moose Lottery in Bethel and will continue with signings at Beyond the Sea Book Festival (July 25) and The Patten Lumberman's Museum (August 8).
"When it comes to telling a hunting or fishing story - a Maine hunting and fishing story -
Dave O’Connor is the Crown Royal of outdoor writers... Huntin’ & Fishin’ With the Ole Man is a 'heap of tales from the Maine Outdoors,' 42 wonderful chapters that ring with
authenticity and Downeast essence."
—V.Paul Reynolds, Northwoods Sporting Journal
Our first Islandport Guide arrived at our offices in June. The guide is written by lighthouse historian Ted Panayotoff and features vintage postcards from lighthouses all over the state. Ted will also be signing "Lighthouses in Maine" at Beyond the Sea Book Festival (July 25) and then he will travel to Nubble Light in York (July 26).
This month, we celebrated the launch of "Chantarelle" — Book 2 in The Five Stones Trilogy by G.A. Morgan. The book has received terrific reviews from Kirkus, VOYA Magazine, and The Portland Press Herald. The author will be at Beyond the Sea Bookstore on July 24, followed by two signing events coming up in August. Look for her at The Maine Coast Book Shop (8/11) and Sherman's Books & Stationary in Bar Harbor (8/20). And keep your eyes on our event calendar for more signings this fall!
"This is a strong-boned story that is full of adventure and worldbuilding, and it neatly avoids
middle-book syndrome. An adventure suffused with philosophical offerings
that will appeal to readers who enjoy rich fantasy." —Kirkus Reviews
We hope you enjoy our latest reads for summer! As always, you can learn more about our books and authors by visiting our bookshop.