Cathie Pelletier is the author of twelve novels, beginning with The Funeral Makers in 1986, which was inspired by her hometown of Allagash, Maine. Her most recent, A Year After Henry, was published in 2014 and was a finalist for the Maine Fiction Award. Two of her novels, Dancing at the Harvest Moon and Candles on Bay Street, were published under the pseudonym K.C. McKinnon and both became TV films. The former was produced by Columbia TriStar and starred Jacqueline Bisset and Valerie Harper. The latter, produced by Hallmark Hall of Fame starred Alicia Silverstone. Her next book is Proving Einstein Right, a collaboration with theoretical physicist S. James Gates, Jr. It will be published in spring 2019 by Public Affairs.

Pelletier also has close ties to the music world. She’s a songwriter whose words have been sung by David Byrne, the Texas Tornados, and the Glaser Brothers and she collaborated with country icon Tanya Tucker on 100 Ways to Beat the Blues and with the late Grand Ole Opry star Skeeter Davis on The Christmas Note.


Video Recorded September 26, 2017

Host: Bob Keyes

Bob Keyes writes about art and culture for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram, and among his favorite topics is Maine’s literary scene. He’s written about the arts for the Press Herald since 2002, when he returned to New England after living in the Midwest nearly 15 years. He lives in Berwick.


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