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Maine Authors hosts same in Portland

Mar 21, 2019
Maine Authors Publishing writers include, clockwise from top left, Laurie Apgar Chandler, Jake Morrel, Kim Camery Millick and Thomas Jamrog.

Portland — Thomaston’s Maine Authors Publishing, in honor of its 10th anniversary, will present Writing the Wilderness Saturday, March 30, from 1 to 4:30 p.m. in the Rines Auditorium of Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.

Maine wilderness authors Laurie Apgar Chandler, Thomas Jamrog, Kim Camery Millick and Jake Morrel will discuss the process of taking their wilderness experiences and not only writing about them, but also taking the next step and publishing their work. At 1:30 p.m., there will be a brief presentation from each author followed by a Q&A.

Maine Authors Publishing will give a brief presentation at 2:45 p.m. about independent cooperative-style publishing. The authors, and a MAP representative, will be available until 4:30 p.m. for questions. All titles will be available for purchase and signing.

Chandler is the first woman to solo thru-paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, completing the 740-mile trip in 53 days. “Upwards,” an adventure memoir, is the uplifting story of her journey, set amid the rich tapestry of the history, wildlife, landscapes, and people of New England.

Jamrog, Maine Guide and past president of the Maine Association of School Psychology has been backpacking and exploring the outdoors for 50 years. “In the Path of Young Bulls” details a team’s five-month-long stint of daily challenges along the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, one of the Unites States’ toughest long-distance journeys.

Millick was hired as one of the first women to be a game warden in 1976. Events in the author’s career, as a warden and later as a forester in the Great North Woods of Maine, come to life in her first fictionalized novel, “Rookie Warden.”

Morrel has been a passionate pilot for decades. It only seemed natural to share his stories with readers, as well as the incredible adventures of some of his favorite Maine bush pilots. Morrel is the author of “Hardscrabble Lodge”; “Dick Folsom: Bush Pilot”; and “Gary Dumond Remembers: Maine Warden Pilots.”

Refreshments will be provided, and attendees are welcome to come for all or part of the event. This event is free and open to the public. For more information about Maine Authors Publishing or the event, visit or call 594-0091.

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

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