Midcoast author K. Stephens will stage an engaging presentation from her 2009 novel “The Ghost Trap” (Leapfrog Press) Wednesday,  Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. at Jackson Memorial Library, 38 Main St./Route 131.

Her novel follows the haunting story of Jamie Eugley, a young lobsterman struggling with the grinding responsibilities of a head-injured fiancée and mounting trap wars in a fictional setting based around Tenants Harbor, Spruce Head, Port Clyde and Friendship. “The Ghost Trap” is a modern tale with an old-fashioned hero who puts family and heritage before self.

Stephens, a long-term local resident, spent eight years researching and writing the background for the novel with James Acheson, author of “The Lobster Gangs of Maine,” as well as several lobstermen including “Survivor” contestant Zoe Zanidakis serving as consultants on its accuracy. Featured on MPBN’s “Maine Things Considered” and Time Warner Cable’s “Maine Street,” “The Ghost Trap” has received multiple awards. Publishers Weekly called it a rugged and tender tale with bawdy humor, snappy dialogue, colorful sea myths and rich lobstering details.

Stephens has teamed up with fourth-generation Maine lobsterman Ryan Post, creator of the educational DVD “Maine Buggin.” She will combine fictional excerpts with documentary-style video clips to offer a fast, exciting presentation for those interested in the hard-working, high drama lifestyle that goes with Maine lobster fishing.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 372-8961 or visit jacksonmemoriallLibrary.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.