This is a very exciting time for me. I waited all my life to write stories, some about my family and me and some stories that I just needed to tell.
In 1972, I co-authored "Maine Paridise", with Russell Butcher. The book was published by Viking Press and contained many of my photographs and pen and ink illustrations. As a matter of fact, it was my photographs of Acadia National Park that sold the book idea to Viking Press, initially. It had several successful printings and then Viking Press merged with Penquin Books. At that time, the final printing was lost in the merger transition and it was many years before the books were located. Those books were remaindered and it has been considered out of print since then. Occasionally copies of "Maine Paradise" can still be found on Amazon.com.
Facts and Fancy
Mount Desert Island
Because of my great love for Acadia and Mount Desert Island, in 1994 I self published a book called "Facts and Fancy, Acadia and Mount Desert Island". My daughter, Alice French and I illustrated it and another daughter Donna Marie Lee did the research and writing. It was a family venture. I was the copy editor and publisher. The book was very successful and the first printing was completely sold out. However, after the second printing, I suffered a flood in my home and the copies were lost. Since I needed to replace my house, I never had the means to reprint until now, twenty three years later. I am happy to say that a new and completely revised addition of Facts and Fancy, will soon be published by Page Publishing, it is in the editing process currently, and will soon be available again.
New and Revised Addition is Now Available