Informed Storytelling

"Everyone has a story to tell. Because Janet is genuinely interested in what moves each person to pursue their passion, her subjects respond positively to her. That response is reflected in her stories, which are carefully researched and thorough, yet sensitive—a somewhat rare combination."

Gretchen Piston Ogden Former Managing Editor Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors


Visiting New England? Or are you a Bostonian in need of a weekend getaway? Head for one of these places, each filled with the character of America’s past. Let me know if you do! Historic New England Inns

Or maybe, like me, you head north of the border at least once a year. Here are some of the reasons Canada has a hold on me:

FDR’s Beloved Campobello Island

On the Road: New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (Wellesley Weston Magazine)

Driving the Cowboy Trail in Alberta, Canada (Boston Sunday Globe)

Look for me in Quebec City later this summer!

And if you’re heading to the Pine Tree State, you’ll find this book is full of places you’ll enjoy–
Maine’s Museums:  Art, Oddities & Artifacts 

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.