T. BLEN PARKER is an emerging author of historical novelswhose native state of Maine is a familiar topic. Family roots reach from Blinn Hill in Dresden to Swan Island in the Kennebec River, onto Monhegan Island off the Maine coast. Current projects include book 2 and book 3 of the Swan Island historical novel trilogy.
Relying on several authors: Mary Calvert, Kenneth Roberts, Louise Dickinson Rich, Codman, Mike Dekker, Sullivan, Lee & many historical novel authors. Parker’s style is similar to author Deborah Gould’s in her EASTERN series, stories about a place and time in Maine history, or Richard Seymour’s story in BEYOND. Stories and poems published annually in the Goose River Anthologies since 2012, including 2019 entry: Snippets of Island Life.
LOCATION: AMERICAN LEGION HALL, Plains Road, Litchfield, Maine.
Looking ahead to honoring a TRIPLE Veteran, now age 95, living in Litchfield, Maine! I will be reading bits of this son of Italian immigrant’s life from growing up in the Bronx through his surviving the battle on Omaha Beach and on to his current weekly clogging classes!
PREVIOUS BOOK EVENTS:
EVENT HELD – SEPTEMBER 14th, 2019 – 10 A.M.
BRIDGE ACADEMY LIBRARY ~ on Route 197 on the Eastern Riverside in Dresden, Maine. Meet the author, T. Blen Parker, who will be signing copies of her book a slideshow of island photos and historic homes taken in the 1950-1960-1970s.
APRIL 13th EVENT CANCELLED due to family illness!
Bridge Academy Library in Dresden, Maine on April 13th at 10 a.m. to learn more about this magical island: Swan Island in the Kennebec.
The library is located on route 197 just short of Dresden Mills Village. A slide show of maps and island scenes to accompany the talk. Books will be available for signing at the conclusion of the talk.
APRIL 23rd – EVENT HELD:
Meet the author at the Golden Oldies Senior Center on Front Street in Richmond, Maine on April 23 at 10 a.m. during a reading/slide show of Swan Island in the Kennebec, book one of the historical trilogy about a magical island where the State of Maine was born. Views of Swan Island can be seen across the park out the front window of the Senior Center! A book signing will follow the presentation.
MAY 25 EVENT HELD:
Bridge Academy will be holding a public event called SPRING FLING on May 25, 2019, on Route 197 on the Eastern Riverside in Dresden, Maine. T. Blen Parker will be signing books at the book, plant, baked goods sale & pickleball tournament, after which there will be musical entertainment & a dance.
JULY 14th EVENT HELD:
Pownalborough Courthouse in Dresden, Maine will be the site of SUMMERFEST, an annual event showcasing the historic courthouse where John Adams heard cases at the county seat, where the post office was housed, and the family home of not only Reverend Jacob Bailey but later the Goodwin, Twycross & Johnson families lived there. Find a table outside the courthouse where Terri will be signing copies of her book: Swan Island in the Kennebec – Journey to Sowangen. The island can be seen about 1/2 mile downriver (the south side of the Dresden-Richmond bridge) from the riverside of the courthouse.
AUGUST 12th, 2019 – MONDAY – EVENT HELD:
RICHMOND GOLDEN OLDIES SENIOR CENTER & UMBERHINE LIBRARY in collaboration, present: “MEET THE AUTHOR, T. Blen Parker” at a slideshow and book reading of book one of her historical trilogy, SWAN ISLAND in the KENNEBEC-JOURNEY TO, Island of Eagles, followed by Terri signing discounted books for sale. Join interested historians and local residents on Monday at 314 Front Street, across from the town gazebo on the waterfront in Richmond, Maine.