Artist Scott Baltz with his beautiful painting "Dimming Light Passing," that is the basis for the cover of Islands of Time with me in the Northeast Harbor Library for the launch of Islands of Time.
I enjoyed responding to many good and interesting questions at a reading/signing at the Jesup Library in Bar Harbor.  The staff there made a great effort to make me feel welcome and appreciated, and Sherman's Book Store co-sponsored the event.  Sherman's  has sold a lot of copies of Islands of Time, for which I'm also grateful!
Maine Coast Book Shop in Damariscotta did a wonderful display in their front window of Islands of Time.  My granddaughters happened to walk by and were thrilled!
I  loved reading to the audience at the Maine Coast Book Shop, several of whom had already read Islands of Time and told me they loved the book and recommended it to friends and family.

Sunday, August 10  Louis T. Graves Memorial Library
     2:00 - 3:00 om     Kennebunkport, ME  

Thursday, July 17    Blue Hill Library, Blue Hill, ME
     7:00 pm

Thursday, June 12  Ellsworth Public Library, Elsworth, ME

Tuesday, June 3     Beverly Farms Library, Beverly Farms, 7:00                         MA

Thursday, April 24  Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill,  MA
     7:00 pm

Saturday, March 22  Books A Million, Portland, ME

Tuesday, March 18 Book Club Talk

February 7th           Buttonwood Museum:author panel
    6:00 - 8:00 pm     Writing and Romance



December 7        Interview with Gayle C. Heney, host   
                             of Write Now for Haverhill Public TV

November 15      Wenham Council on Aging

October 20           National Association of Librarians
                              Annual Meeting, Portland, ME

October 12           Craft Center of Maine, West Gardiner, ME

October 9             Wenham Tea House, Wenham, MA 

September 11      Hamilton-Wenham Library, Hamilton, MA

August 31            Craft Center of Maine, West Gardiner, ME

August 18            Camden Public Library, Camden, ME

August 17            The Maine Writers and Publishers
                              Association, "Hotsy Totsy" Party, 
                              Camden, ME

August 17             Sherman's Book Store, Camden, ME

July 31                  New England Authors EXPO, Danvers, MA

July 29                  Interview: Tom Pegnaty, The Morning Buzz
                              WCME, Brunswick, ME

July 27                 Craft Center of Maine, West Gardiner, ME

July 25                 Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor, ME  

July 23                 Bass Harbor Memorial Library
                             Bass Harbor, ME

July 10                 Maine Coast Book Shop, Damariscotta, ME

May 29                 Northeast Harbor Library
                             Northeast Harbor, ME

April 24                Islesford Neighborhood House Association
                             Library, Little Cranberry Island
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What They’re Saying About Barbara Kent Lawrence:
Islands of Time Author Talks and Book Signings

Barbara Kent Lawrence speaks from the heart. Her voice, as the character of Becky in Islands of Time, is both uplifting and familiar plus she catches you when you fall. A fine balance.  
Nicole Olivier, Maine Coast Book Store, Damariscotta

Barbara Kent Lawrence is warm, engaging, and personable in nature. We have enjoyed her immensely during her book signings.  She complements the many different energies, crowds and characters that walk through our doors.   
Nire Cook, Center for Maine Craft, West Gardiner Travel Plaza, Maine

Barbara Lawrence gave us a delightful reading from her book and presentation.  We all came away with a greater understanding of the book and of the writing process that created it.  Our little island library was packed.
Cindy Thomas, Director, The Islesford Library, Islesford, Maine

It was a great day at Sherman’s Books with Barbara Kent Lawrence’s signing of her new book, Islands of Time. Many people showed up to review this compelling novel and meet this gifted author.  It was a great time for all. We look forward to the next book and her next visit.  We encourage you to grab a copy soon.
Gordon Gushee / Sherman’s Books and Stationery, Camden

Barbara Kent Lawrence gives a wonderful presentation of her newly published book Islands of Time.  She is knowledgeable about her subject and delves deeply into her well developed characters as well as the “Islands” that the novel is centered around.
Elly Andrews, Events Coordinator, Northeast Harbor Library, Northeast Harbor, Maine

Author Barbara Lawrence was the right mixture of an excellent writer and local flavor – the audience here at the Camden Public Library was thoroughly engaged and enjoyed the presentation on Islands of Time greatly!
Ken Gross, Program Director, Camden Public Library

Barbara is poised, prepared, proactive, professional, and genial. I am very impressed with how open she is to talking about the work of authorship, (and comparing the fiction to nonfiction process), providing a peek inside the closet.  Attendees left very pleased, and one woman simply gushed about how happy she was to have caught the talk; she could not have been more enchanted.
Rebecca Shea, Administrative Librarian, Hamilton Wenham Library, 
Wenham Massachusetts

Barbara Kent Lawrence spoke with great enthusiasm and about her process as an artist and the colorful inspirations for her characters and storyline. We were delighted to discover the many layers of fascinating knowledge Barbara has to share. Dr. Lawrence is a dynamic and versatile speaker. She can quickly assess the interests of an audience and adapt her presentation. Her book speaks for itself--it is as nuanced and entertaining as Barbara herself.  
Clara Baker, Director, The Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Tremont, Maine

At the "Hotsy-Totsy " a 1920's themed fund-raiser for the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance in Camden.  Note my minimalist costume of a borrowed boa and a necklace around my head. this party was a lot of fun and I met some old friends and writers including Roxanna Robinson. I hope you read her powerful novel, SPARTA.
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Books-A-Million in Portland, ME now has an extraordinary machine that will print any book on demand.  I visited recently with other Just Write Books authors to watch our books being printed.  The machine successfully printed a few books, but then malfunctioned so Islands of Time was not printed.  Disappointing - but once the gremlins are cleared out, this will be a great tool and save authors and publishers from paying shipping costs.