I'm going to be lazy this Sunday morning and share some pictures from yesterday's event. Over 40 authors of adult books (no, not that kind of adult) in the afternoon, and a similar number of children's and YA authors in the morning. There was a huge mystery contingent this year, as there often is (I've heard it said Maine has more crime writers than actual criminals, and I'm inclined to believe it.) Some of the best group shots were taken by the fabulous Kate Flora, and will be available soon; in their absence, I've grabbed a couple shots from the 2012 Books in Boothbay from the Maine Crime Writers blog. (It's interesting to see how we don't change much ion two years. Jim Hayman seems to be wearing the exact same shirt!)
Our own Dottie Ryan showed up for a signed book, some chit chat about life in Maine, and to promise she'd show up on the backblog!
Our guest this past week, Paul Doiron. Paul looks more absolutely like his author photo in person than any other writer I know. Readers visiting BiB were rabidly excited to get their hands on THE BONE ORCHARD before it's actual pub date.
From 2012, via Maine Crime Writers: Barbara Ross, Vickie Doudera and James Hayman.
And here's Vicki this year. I have a slightly maniacal look because Ross, who took this pic, was saying "Light it up!" Evidently, me lighting it up means I resemble an overenthusiastic Amway seller.
Also from 2012, also from Maine Crime Writers: Gerry Boyle, Kate Flora and Lea Waite. Lea is the only person who looks different now; she's let her hair grow out rather spectacularly. She was also the most tired of any of us; as the author of YA historical fiction, she'd been there since 9am.
I'm either about to attack Edgar-nominated author Al Lamanda, or I'm describing a fish I caught.
Me, the legendary Dorothy Cannell, and Jim Hayman, aka, agent Meg Ruley's clients. There was actually another Meg Ruley author there as well - Tess Gerrittsen. Meg's clearly got a lock on northern New England.
I wish you all have a lovely and relaxing Sunday - hopefully reading a good book!