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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm is a quiet place on the Maine coast with a secret life that I investigated for Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors.
Inspiration’s an overused word but the kids in this piece may move you to action when when you read this Wellesley Weston Magazine piece about their week volunteering in the Dominican Republic: Connecting Two Worlds
Here’s a fun piece for Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors: After a lifetime of watching birds at my feeder, I got up early to follow them from branch to meadow to beach. Beyond Backyard Birding
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.