KEVIN C. MILLS

Author - Journalist

Take A Walk On The Breakwater

 You can purchase signed copies from me or look for it and my other books in local bookstores. You can also find my work on Kindle.

 Check out my recent interview on WERU and ArtistFirst Radio and my television appearance on WMTW Channel 8.

Breakwater is the follow-up novel to Sons and Daughters of the Ocean. Both books are part of a three-part series, which will include the upcoming historical novel Sea of Liberty.

Breakwater follows the Miller family generations later after Sons and Daughters of the Ocean. Though not a sequel to my first novel, a few characters make return appearances in Breakwater.

 It is a story of love, faith and tragedy as two members of the Miller family seek to understand the purpose of their lives.

Hal Miller, the son of Albert Miller in Sons and Daughters of the Ocean, is struggling to put his life in perspective. His wife's health is declining. As she descends into madness, he struggles to avoid his own demise. He wonders why his life has to be this way.

His grandson Clark has dreams that are too tired to come true. He has lost his will to find happiness. He fears where that may lead him. When he reconnects with a lost love, everything changes.

Both characters try to understand their destinies but find a power they never imagined.

The Bangor Daily News recommended Breakwater on its list of New Maine Reads, Just In Time For Mud Season.
http://bangordailynews.com/2012/03/11/living/new-maine-reads-just-in-time-for-mud-season/

The Kennebec Journal and Waterville Sentinel also reviewed Breakwater.

"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."
http://www.kjonline.com/reallife/happening/BUSHNELL-ON-BOOKS-Playing-With-Fire-and-Breakwater.html

Like Sons and Daughters of the Ocean, the first person approach of Breakwater takes the reader into the hearts and minds of the characters.

You'll be swept away as the both Millers lead you to the peace amidst their storms.

In other news, Sons and Daughters of the Ocean has a new cover. It is also available on Kindle and Nook Book along with my non fiction work Sidelined.

Check out the reviews, interviews, press and reader comments on the press page.

Historical Novel Review wrote this about Sons and Daughters of the Ocean:

"While the opening portion of this book builds gradually, readers should be encouraged to know that there are genuinely tense scenes later on, as well as some powerfully descriptive and detailed passages about ocean storms and sailing. Kevin C. Mills confidently guides his readers through this nautical tale with an unfailing knowledge of his subject."

The Bangor Daily News review said this about Sons and Daughters of the Ocean.

" Great efforts are made here to bring the world of 19th century seagoing Maine to life. "

The Kennebec Journal said this about Sidelined.

"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 this about Sidelined.

"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."

Go to the following link to order or to email me.

Contact Info


You may also find copies at local bookstores such as  Longfellow Books, Shermans, Maine Coast Books, Apple Valley Books, the Purple Baboon, the Bookworm and Archipelago, the Farnsworth Art Museum, BookStacks, the Reading Corner, Gulf of Maine Books, Books A Million and Percy's Burrow.
 
Both works are also available online in various formats
at Amazon.com
and Barnes and Noble

Also look for my author's page on Facebook for more information.  You  can also follow me on Twitter @KevinCMills.



Latest News
* My new novel Sea of Liberty will be out by this summer. Follow Eli Miller as he combats his past as well as the British during the age of the privateer. The book is loosely based on my ancestor, a privateer and one of the early merchant mariners to sail out of Portsmouth.



*My new notecards are now available. I have a set of four that feature my photography and excerpts from my novels Sons and Daughters of the Ocean and Breakwater. They are $3 each and four for $8. They'll be available at all appearances and can be ordered directly through me.



  * Sons and Daughters of the Ocean recently reached No. 13 in Amazon's Historical Fiction category.

* Breakwater reached No. 4 in Maritime Fiction and 22nd in Historical Fiction on Amazon.


* I was featured in the Facetime section of the Lewiston Sun Journal  recently. Author Mark LaFlamme interviews me. Here's the link http://www.sunjournal.com/news/bplus/2013/06/09/facetime-kevin-mills/1374851


* I  had two sports features earn awards by the Maine Press Association. My feature about two coaches fighting cancer and two friends that have played on nearly 60 sports teams together have been honored in the MPA's Annual Better Newspaper Contest.

*I was also honored for my feature about the rise of social media on the high school sports scene. That story was recognized by the Maine Press Association and the New England Press Association.

* You can like my Facebook Author page: https://www.facebook.com/kevin.c.mills2


* Take a sneak peek at the first chapter of Breakwater.


* Find me on Twitter @KevinCMills



 

Voted Best Author 2011

I was voted Best Author in the 2011 Portland Phoenix Readers Poll.

"Maine runs in Kevin C. Mills's blood. His concerns are the maritime history that his own family was involved in for generations; Sons and Daughters of the Ocean is a novel loosely based on his family's stories. Also an award-winning journalist, Mills has been covering Maine sports for decades. " ... from
the Portland Phoenix

For a complete list of winners in alphabetical order go to the 2011 winners

Appearances

Books in Boothbay
Saturday, July 12, 1 p.m.

The premier summer book event features some of Maine top authors. I'll be returning for my second appearance in three years.

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.


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.

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