Fiction writer Judi Valentine will sign her book “The Crystal Chain” Saturday, July 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Sherman's Maine Coast Book Shop, 14 Main St./Route 1.

Valentine has been writing youth fiction, memoir and crime tales for several years. “The Crystal Chain,” released in March by Maine Authors Publishing, is her first novel for young readers. She has had several short fiction writings published on PenBay Pilot.

Valentine is a practicing clinical nutritionist; in 2003, she co-authored a workbook titled “Weight Solutions: The New Body, Mind, Spirit Approach.” During her career, she has published articles in health magazines and has written wellness columns for newspapers in Maine, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.

For more information, contact Valentine at “The Crystal Chain” is available at, or Amazon.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or