Author - Journalist
The book also features wonderful characters like the eccentric sea captain Ezra Budwick, the angry British officer Thomas Kane and Faith Hamilton, a woman who finds herself serving the role of others instead of herself.
The three-book series follows the Miller family over three generations, 100 years apart.
Sons and Daughters of the Ocean follows three teenagers growing up in the age of sail in the 1870's. Each of their lives are shaped by the seafaring environment around them. One of those youths is Albert Miller, the great grandson of privateer Eli Miller.
The Kennebec Journal and Waterville Sentinel wrote:
"Mills vividly and convincingly describes the emotions of love, happiness, missed opportunities, sadness and loss both men experience. They are good men confronting life as best they can, trying to do the right thing no matter their sacrifice."
I have also written a non-fiction book called Sidelined. It features the story behind some of my best stories and some of my favorite misadventures.
The Kennebec Journal wrote:
"SIDELINED is Maine sports reporter Kevin Mills' funny and perceptive memoir of his more than 20 years experience on the sports beat, covering everything from football, basketball and hockey, to skiing, auto racing, soccer and sailing."
The New Maine Times review said:
"These thirty-five short chapters offer fascinating insight into the hectic life of a sports reporter, which as it turns out, is anything but a glamorous job. It is a job of statistics, egos, quirky personalities, contacts, deadlines, game coverage day and night, in all types of weather, often working for editors who have no appreciation for the demands on a sports reporter's time and effort."
Beyond the Sea Book Festival
Saturday, July 26, 10 am - Noon
I'll be speaking about the age of privateers and signing copies of my books during their book festival.
Penobscot Marine Museum
Saturday, July 26, 2 p.m.
I'll be talking about my books and signing copies at the Museum store.
Maine Lobster Festival, Rockland, Maine
Saturday, Sunday August 2-3, 10 a.m.
I'll be back in the Marine Tent of one of the country's best summer festivals. I'll be selling and signing books all afternoon.
Discover Portsmouth, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Saturday, August 16, 1 p.m.
Sea of Liberty returns to its roots. I'll be signing copies of my books at the gift shop.
Gorham Public Library
Wednesday, September 10, 7 p.m.
I return to my hometown to discuss my books and sign some copies in the library I visted as a kid.
I'm still in the process of booking dates for appearances in 2014. If you know of an organization that would like to have me speak or arrange for a book signing of some sort, please have them contact me.