ROCKLAND — Author Barbara Walsh signs copies of her new children’s book, ‘The Lobster Lady: Maine’s 102-year-old Legend,’ at the Maine Lobster Festival on Friday, August 5 in the children’s tent, and again on Saturday, August 6 . in the Rockland Historical Society Heritage Tent. The book is illustrated by Shelby J. Crouse.
“The Lobster Lady” is a true story about Ginny Oliver, the oldest lobster trapper in Maine, and possibly the world. Oliver is expected to join Walsh on Saturday for a while after he completes his job as parade grand marshal.
“Because of my background in journalism, most of my books are non-fiction,” said Walsh, who is a reporter for the Maine Monitor. “I love writing stories about special Maine people like Ginny.”
“The Lobster Lady” is Walsh’s fifth children’s book. His first, “Sammy in the Sky,” was illustrated by Jamie Wyeth.
The book is available on Amazon and at Sherman bookstores, the Kennebec Cabin Company (headquarters of the Maine Cabin Masters), and several other Maine stores.
Photograph of Maine, poetic discourse by Betsy Headley