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


Enough winter! I love the season and snowshoeing, my new sport this year, is much better than the gym but here in Boston, we’ve had record-setting snowfall and bitter cold. Let’s escape! Time to plan for summer road trips, discover live music venues, get deeper into mysteries and crime, and dream of owning an island home.

On the Road: New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

Why these writers and book fans are gathering is no mystery

Hassle-free Music Venues in Greater Boston–

Delightful Choices on Martha’s Vineyard

Going to Maine? Maine’s Museums:  Art, Oddities & Artifacts is just what you need. 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.