"Maine Crime Wave" Panelist
Jun
2
9:00 AM09:00

"Maine Crime Wave" Panelist

At the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance 2018 Maine Crime Wave event, Sandra Neily will be on a panel with William Andrews, Jen Blood, and Lea Wait, discussing "Self, Indie, Traditional: Publishing." This panel (who together have published more than 50 books) includes authors in all stages of their writing careers who have used all sorts of strategies to get, and stay, published. For several years, Crime Wave participants have asked for insider tips on how to navigate a difficult, evolving publishing climate, and this panel is determined to offer clear and helpful guidance.

Visit http://mainewriters.org/maine-crime-wave/ for more information.

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14th Annual Books in Boothbay
Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

14th Annual Books in Boothbay

Meet Boothbay native Sandra Neily and other Maine writers at Maine's summer bookfair! More than 35 of Maine’s best writers---adult and children’s authors; and international, national and state award winners---will be participating. Purchase new titles for your collection, enjoy readings and talks by your favorite Maine authors, and much more. Admission to the book fair and readings is free.

Visit https://railwayvillage.org/event/books-in-boothbay/ for more information.

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Journey Into "Deadly Turn"
Feb
21
to Mar 21

Journey Into "Deadly Turn"

 
 Deep into research on  Deadly Turn

Deep into research on Deadly Turn

Join Sandra in spirit as she journeys south on a writing sabbatical to work on Deadly Turn, the next "Mystery in Maine" novel. 

Deadly Turn brings back Patton, her wayward dog Pock, and Moz, the elusive game warden. Hired to collect dead birds and bats at wind-power sites, Patton stumbles over severed pieces of the wind industry’s whistle-blowing economist. Adopted by a teenaged trapper who’s illegally raising eagles and fighting his own battle, she is drawn into an outlaw choice between the wild world and the law.

Read the opening of Deadly Turn.

 
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Author Afternoon with Sandra Neily
Jan
13
12:30 PM12:30

Author Afternoon with Sandra Neily

  • Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library (map)
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Nature-themed Mysteries & Thrillers and . . . Truth

Debut author Sandra Neily offers readers both entertainment and discovery. “I wrote this book to take people who love Maine (those who know its woods well and those who don’t) on a field trip into a world at risk. I wanted to create a story that urged readers on from page to page, so they’d arrive at the last page, feeling like they had pitch on their hands and a clear view of what might be lost.”

Join award-winning author Neily at the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library as she shares her novel “Deadly Trespass,” and discusses how she and other authors have crafted urgent and timely stories that feature our natural world. Neily won a national Mystery Writers of America McCloy award, was a national finalist in the Women’s Fiction Writers Association’s “Rising Star,” contest, and was a recent fiction finalist in Maine’s “Joy of the Pen” competition.

A native of East Boothbay, she’s been a local business owner, a Maine Guide, the Director of the Maine Conservation School, and Maine Audubon’s Outreach Coordinator. Sandra reads passages from “Deadly Trespass,” (reviewed as “. . . a beautiful book that brilliantly captures the battle to conserve Maine’s mythical woods . . . ”) and shares her own list of outdoor-based mysteries and thrillers and the issues they illuminate. She hopes guests will bring their favorite outdoor fiction to help grow her list.

The talk will be held in the library’s Great Room on the first floor. Light refreshments will be served, no registration is required.

Weather date: Saturday, January 20.

 

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Neily to Receive Restoration Leadership Award
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Neily to Receive Restoration Leadership Award

On December 6, 2017, Sandra Neily will receive a Restoration Leadership Award from RESTORE: The North Woods, which was founded by conservations in 1992 to restore the health of north woods ecosytems.

In announcing Sandra’s award, RESTORE cited a lifetime of caring about Maine’s woods, waters, and wildlife, including Sandra’s work  protecting the Penobscot West Branch from the Big A Dam, educating about the economic value of protecting rather than exploiting nature, defending the Moosehead region from Plum Creek's massive development scheme, exposing the decimation of deer yards, safeguarding Maine's wildlands from misplaced industrial wind power, reaching new audiences about restoring endangered species with her recent novel, and breaking glass ceilings (as one of the first women rafting guides licensed by Maine).

RESTORE’s “Members and Friends Gathering” welcomes guests as it celebrates 26 years of caring and activism. Baxter State Park’s retiring director, Jensen Bissell, will highlight the evening with a presentation on the park’s past and future.

Join us Wednesday, December 6, starting at 6 PM, at the Curtis Library, 23 Pleasant St, Brunswick, Maine. The gathering is always informal and fun with food, prizes, and conversation.

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Nature-Themed Mysteries & Thrillers and . . . Truth
Dec
6
5:00 PM17:00

Nature-Themed Mysteries & Thrillers and . . . Truth

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that “fiction reveals truth that reality obscures,” and he might have been right about the novel “Deadly Trespass.”

Debut author Sandra Neily offers readers both entertainment and discovery. “I wrote this book to take people who love Maine (those who know its woods well and those who don’t) on a field trip into a world at risk. I wanted to create a story that urged readers on from page to page, so they’d arrive at the last page, feeling like they had pitch on their hands and a clear view of what might be lost.”

Join award winning author Neily at the Wiscasset Public Library as she shares her novel “Deadly Trespass,” and how she and other authors have crafted story telling around urgent and timely stories that feature our natural world. Neily won a national Mystery Writers of America McCloy award, was a national finalist in the Women’s Fiction Writers Association’s “Rising Star,” contest, and recently was a fiction finalist in Maine’s “Joy of the Pen” competition.

A native of East Boothbay, she’s been a Registered Maine Guide, the Director of the Maine Conservation School, and Maine Audubon’s Outreach Coordinator. Sandra reads passages from “Deadly Trespass,” (reviewed as “...a beautiful book that brilliantly captures the battle to conserve Maine’s mythical woods...”) and shares her own list of outdoor based mysteries and thrillers and the issues they illuminate. She hopes guests will bring their favorite out-door fiction to help grow her list.

At the Wiscasset Public Library, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, 5:00 PM. No charge; light refreshments.

 

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"Making the Case: New & “Novel” Ways to Elevate & Empower Conservation
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

"Making the Case: New & “Novel” Ways to Elevate & Empower Conservation

  • Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Meeting Room (map)
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Sandra Neily will be discussing novel ways to elevate conservation, nature-based economics, and the value of nature-based fiction. She will also read from and sign copies of her debut novel, Deadly Trespass. She will share a list of her favorite outdoor-themed fiction, and invites guests to bring their favorites titles to share. There will be a drawing so someone goes home with Dorcas Miller’s Track Finder: A Guide to Mammal Tracks of Eastern North America. Hosted by the Maine chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Learn more at http://www.amcmaine.org/calendar/#99954

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Book Talk/Signing
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Book Talk/Signing

Sandra Neily will be discussing the value of nature-based fiction, as well as signing and reading from her debut novel, Deadly Trespass, at the Shaw Memorial Library in Greenville, Maine. https://sites.google.com/site/shawpubliclibrary/  She'll also be sharing a list of favorite outdoor-themed fiction, and encourages guests to bring their favorite titles to share. Also there will be a drawing for Dorcas Miller’s pocket-sized and fabulous Track Finder: A Guide to Mammal Tracks of Eastern North America

 

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