I often say that writing is puzzle solving. Quite true. It’s also the key to discovery. Freelance writers get to be lifelong students as well as detectives. We are fortunate souls. If you have an idea for a feature story or if something in my portfolio sparks a new interest in you, please let me know! Email me at email@example.com
Here’s a fun piece than ran in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine: After a lifetime of watching birds at my feeder, I got up early to see what the big deal is about following them from branch to grasses or beach. Care to join me next time? Beyond Backyard Birding
No prompting needed to get me up to Prouts Neck for this one: For the Boston Sunday Globe: Inside Winslow Homer’s Studio.
William Martin’s NY Times bestselling historical novels connect America’s past and present. In his thrillers, fictional antiquarian books dealer Peter Fallon outsmarts toughs trying to steal our national treasures. For Wellesley Weston Magazine, I interviewed Bill Martin to learn from the master how he conjured and solved mysteries for his latest book, The Lincoln Letter.
So imagine the fun I had during the two years I researched and wrote my new book, Maine’s Museums: Art, Oddities & Artifacts. I loved every minute of it. The book is full of photos, interviews and informative stories about the art, history, maritime, children’s and wierd museums I uncovered in Maine. In print or eBook. I hope you’ll agree with Maine Magazine’s review:
In her thorough, affectionate, and engaging exploration of Maine’s obscure and popular museums, Janet Mendelsohn provides an excellent guide to navigating Maine’s wealth of history and art. The book eloquently reminds us of Maine’s dedication to its art, culture, and history, and the importance of looking back as we continue to move forward.