I’ll be giving a presentation about my new (and first ever) guidebook,”Family Friendly Hikes in Maine,” starting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, at the Ellsworth Public Library. This event will be co-hosted by the Frenchman Bay Conservancy and Crabtree Neck Land Trust, which maintain a wonderful trail that is featured in the book. Books will be available for purchase, but only with check or cash. (I don’t have the ability to run cards!) I’ll also be signing books, for those interested. And I’ve also come up with a way for my dog and most frequent hiking companion, Oreo, to sign the book as well!
The talk will last about 40 minutes, followed by a Q&A session with the audience — which I always enjoy. So feel free to come with a few questions in mind. I’ll also bring along a notebook to jot down trail suggestions.
For the presentation, I’ll try to keep things interesting by sharing some stories from my experiences on Maine trails, along with a slideshow of photos and a couple short video clips. I’ll also talk about how I came to have my rather unique job as an outdoor reporter for the Bangor Daily News, and more specifically, as a hiking blogger and columnist.
I look forward to seeing you!
If you can’t make this talk but are interested in attending another, I have a few more events scheduled:
TUESDAY, JUNE 20: Belfast Free Library, starting at 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, JUNE 27: Greenville’s Shaw Public Library, starting at 5 p.m.
THURSDAY, JUNE 29: Blue Hill Public Library, hosted by Blue Hill Heritage Trust, starting at 7 p.m.
THURSDAY, JULY 13: I’ll present and sign books, and there will be a beer tasting, at Elements: Books Coffee Beer in Biddeford, hosted by NRCM Rising, from 6 to 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, JULY 29: I’ll be talking and signing books for International Bog Celebration Day at the Orono Bog Boardwalk, likely 1 to 2:30 p.m., but that time is subject to change.
OCTOBER 21 & 22 – I’ll be participating in the Bangor Book Festival. Details are in the works.