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


I’m thinking about seasonal change…about getting outdoors or away, however briefly, because winter 2015 was extraordinary although there were times…

Yellowstone [is] just as wild in winter (Boston Globe)

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

Beyond Backyard Birding (Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors)

Delightful Choices on Martha’s Vineyard (US Harbors)

Be sure to take my book along if you’re heading to the Pine Tree State–
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.