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Mar 23, 2008, 3:05 pm

Just thought that I would start a thread that is devoted to writers of New England who also write books set in New England. Here are some that I know off the top of my head:

Jodi Picoult
Barbara Delinsky
Tess Gerritsen

Mar 24, 2008, 9:43 am

er, I kind of did the same thing . . .

great minds, think alike, they say:-)

Doesn't Delinsky only summer in New Hampshire? (not meant to disqualify her from your list, but it seems that was the case when we tried to book her for an event at the bookstore).

Editado: Mar 24, 2008, 11:27 am

Delinsky lives in Newton, MA...I also started this as a way to highlight just the writers from New England. Rather than just the books that take place here. =)

Like Stephen King. Lives in Maine...writes a lot of books set in Maine. =)

Mar 24, 2008, 5:02 pm

OK, but that's what 'regional writers' mean:-)

Come to think of it, it would be interesting to try to think of books set in NE written by 'outsiders'. Hmmmm.

Does Gerritsen set her mystery/thrillers in New England? The only one I read was Gravity and it was set on the international space station!

Mar 24, 2008, 5:05 pm

ah, I see the problem with the other thread. I titled it 'regional fiction' and then put that gaff in the first sentence ("but not limited to"). I then followed it with all the stuff about 'regionalism' and 'regional writers' (which technically does apply to now but I borrowed liberally). Doesn't matter really, I am happy to read whatever thread has unread posts!!!

Mar 24, 2008, 10:22 pm

I don't know about all of Gerritsen's books....but all of her Maura Isles series are set in and around Boston. There is one of that series that also goes up into Maine. Her newest book, The Bone Garden looks to be a dual time period book that fluctuates between 19th century and modern day boston.

Mar 16, 2010, 7:27 am

When I first moved to Maine I sought out local writers, then, because there are so many writers from Maine, I narrowed it to women writers (I produced a newsletter, Maine-ly Women Wordsmiths for about five years). Early on I discovered the Maine Women Writers Collection housed at the University of New England, An incredible resource and, last I knew, they accepted writing materials from Maine women to add to the collection. Cally Gurley, the curator, is wonderfully accessible and a wealth of information. The database is available online, too.