Island Authors #297

Our rugged coast and diverse geography make Maine the perfect place for writers to find inspiration. Today we speak with best-selling author, Linda Greenlaw, an Isle au Haut resident whose latest book, Shiver Hitch, will be released in June. We also speak with Jane Goodrich, author of the novel The House at Lobster Cove, about her experience researching and re-creating an architecturally significant home on Swan’s Island.


Jane Goodrich

Jane Goodrich is a native New Englander who writes from Swans Island. A lifelong love of the 19th century has inspired her work as a designer, builder, printer, and storyteller. On Swans Island, Goodrich and her husband, Jim Beyor, built a replica of Kragsyde, the now-demolished architectural icon built in the 19th century in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts. Goodrich’s first novel, The House at Lobster Cove, isabout George Nixon Black, Jr., the owner of the original Kragsyde.

Linda Greenlaw

Linda Greenlaw is the author of the bestsellers The Hungry OceanAll Fishermen Are LiarsThe Lobster Chronicles, and Recipes from a Small Island, as well as the Jane Bunker mysteries, including Slipknot and Fisherman’s Bend. Her newest Jane Bunker mystery, Shiver Hitch, will be released June 6. Before becoming a writer, she was the captain of a swordfishing boat, the career that earned her a prominent role in Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm and a portrayal in the subsequent film. She now lives on Isle au Haut, Maine, where she captains a lobster boat.