CASTINE, Maine — Author and award-winning journalist Kevin C. Mills will return to his roots for a talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, at the Witherle Memorial Library.
Co-sponsored by the Castine Historical Society, Mills appears as part of the Maine Writers Series. The public is invited to hear Mills talk about the family history research that led to his two historical novels, “Sons and Daughters of the Ocean” and “Breakwater.”
Mills has a rich maritime history, filled with shipbuilders, merchant mariners and lighthouse keepers. Many of his ancestors were early settlers in the Brooksville, Sedgewick, Penobscot and Castine area. His Mills relatives, as well as Douglass, Varnum, Jones and Wasson ancestors, were all parts of the local maritime history along the Bagaduce River and beyond. Maritime author George S. Wasson was one of those ancestors.
Mills, a graduate of Gorham High School and Gordon College, has been recognized by the Maine Press Association, the New England Press Association and was voted Best Author in the Portland Phoenix 2011 Reader’s Poll.
For information, go to www.kevincmills.com or https://www.facebook.com/kevin.c.mills2.