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Local Author Helps Raise Funds For Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

Posted Dec. 06, 2011, at 11 a.m.
Breakwater by Kevin C. Mills
Breakwater by Kevin C. Mills

Award-winning journalist and author Kevin C. Mills will be signing his recently released novel Breakwater on Saturday morning December 10 at the Rockland Public Landing. A percentage of all sales will go to the Friends of the Rockland Breakwater.

It is all part of the 3.3-mile Icy Swim For Lighthouses fund raiser. Swimmer Gary “Creekman” Sredzienski will be swimming from Owls Head Lighthouse, past the Rockland Breakwater and to the Middle Pier at the Public Landing in an effort to raise $15,000 for the American Lighthouse Foundation.

Mills will be at the Public Landing from 9 a.m. to Noon selling and signing his latest work, Breakwater. It is a follow-up to his acclaimed historical novel Sons and Daughters of the Ocean, based loosely on his maritime ancestors and life during the age of sail. Breakwater is another historical work that looks at how life can change without warning and be dictated by destiny. It features two characters, generations apart, whose lives are defined by the storms they face. In a search for calm amidst that storm, both characters discover a peace beyond all understanding.

Mills, a Gorham native, has been honored numerous times by the Maine Press Association and New England Press Association and was voted Best Author of 2011 by the Portland Phoenix Online Readers poll. His grandfather was a long-time Rockland resident and former assistant lighthouse keeper at the Rockland Breakwater. Mills will be signing copies of Breakwater, Sons and Daughters of the Ocean as well as his non-fiction work Sidelined, an off-beat look at his sports journalism career.

Mills will also be unveiling Breakwater at a book release event Saturday, December 17 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Maine Authors Publishing offices at 558 Main Street in Rockland. You can find more information at www.kevincmills.com or on his Facebook author page https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1219590030#!/kevin.c.mills2.

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