Robert E. Cahill - The author of Diary of the Depths, a non-fiction book about the adventures of scuba divers, also published more than 100 feature articles in Yankee, National Geographic, and other national magazines. In addition, he published more than 30 non-fiction books about New England life, lore, and history. Prior to his work as an author, he served as a lieutenant in Army Security Intelligence in East Africa, dove professionally as a scuba diver, served as Massachusetts state representative and as a sheriff of Essex County in Salem, Massachusetts. He also worked in advertising and public relations. Prior to his death in 2005, Robert Cahill and his wife Sandy enjoyed sharing their lives together between two homes: their antique home in Salem, Massachusetts, and their contemporary home in Celebration, Florida.

 

 

William L. Story - The author of short stories and three previous n ovels, Domino Spill, Cemeteries Are for Dying, and Final Thesis. The New York Times said "Mr. Story writes well and has the ability to create menacing figures without making caricatures of them." Publishers Weekly said, "(His) underworld characters are well drawn." Robert B. Parker said Cemeteries Are for Dying, one of Story's novels is "A powerful story, beautifully told." William Story, who has taught composition and creative writing, currently lives in Peabody, Massachusetts with his wife Marie.

 

Valerie Bagley - Valerie Bagley was born in North Adams, Massachusetts and brought up in Presque Isle, Maine, where she began cooking at the age of four. After graduating with High Honors from the University of Maine, where she majored in Education and Nutrition, she moved to New Hampshire. There she was employed for several years in the public school system, teaching cooking to educationally challenged youngsters. Mrs. Bagley currently resides in Merrimack, New Hampshire with her husband, a haughty cat and a neurotic dog. She is the owner of Creative Cakes and Gourmet Sweets.

 

Leo Bonfanti - Mr. Bonfanti was born in Wakefield, MA on November 16, 1921, one of 6 children born to Corrado and Concetta Bonfanti. He attended Wakefield schools until graduating in 1939. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1945 as a motor machinist mate, 2nd class. Leo held a few jobs before taking the plunge into writing. In 1966 he wrote The New England Journeys which was published every month until 1968. At that point he began writing and publishing books on New England Indians and other related subjects including 3 cookbooks. During the 1970's he also wrote a column for the Woonsocket, R.I. paper on New England History, taught a course on Witchcraft at North Shore Community College, wrote and published the 350th anniversary book for Plymouth, MA, had his books made into lyrics played at Tanglewood and, up until his sudden death in 1981, was in the process of putting together a T.V. show. His wife and 2 children continue to live in the New England area.

 



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