CAMDEN, Maine — Local author Steven D. Powell is launching his first novel entitled, â€śPatch Scratchingâ€ť at3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at French & Brawn Marketplace.
Steven is a native of the mid-coast area and a graduate of Georges Valley High School. Over the last five years, heâ€™s been attending classes at University College in Rockland, working toward a BA in English.
During Stevenâ€™s real estate career, he wrote a column called â€śYour Right To Know,â€ť in The Free Press for several years, and was the creator and host of a local TV cable show called, â€śThe Right Realty Show.â€ť
Patch Scratching is a novel, based in the mid-coast area; At the tender age of five, Jed is abandoned by his mother in his fatherâ€™s hometown – a father heâ€™s never met, and who no longer lives in the town. Jed is befriended by Deb, the last person who should have had to do so. But with the help of Jedâ€™s grandfather, Deb raises the boy as best she can. Then, just as Jed is finding his way, his place in the world, life and the past come back to challenge him yet again.
Working closely with Maine Authors Publishing of Rockland, Steven was able to bring this novel into print, but it will also be available in e-book format on Kindle, Nook, iBooks and other e-reader devices.
Both Steven and the illustrator, Thomas Block will be present at the launching to provide autographs. The book retails for $14.95 and $2.99 for e-bookâ€™s
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