LEWISTON – On Sunday, Oct. 19, Captive Elements Art House will host a book signing by J.Bean Palmer and Auburn resident Melanie Therrien, author and illustrator, respectively, of the children’s book “The Cape Cod Witch and the Pirate’s Treasure.”

The book is about a young witch on Cape Cod, ElsBeth Amelia Thistle (BAT), and her normal childhood – except she is a little different than your average child. Halloween is approaching her sleepy town and that is when all turns frighteningly upside down. She finds a pirate’s legend that still holds a grip and threatens the town and her friends. It takes the young witch to get her friends out of serious trouble.

Palmer resides in the Cape Cod area and calls upon her family’s long New England background for oft-told family legends in her own storytelling. She hopes to share some of this history and inspiration with readers in this whimsical adventure set in Cape Cod.

Therrien is a Maine juried artist. She looks to the natural beauty in the state for inspiration for her fanciful flowers, butterflies and landscape acrylic paintings. She enjoys creating imaginary worlds and interesting characters. She has been a resident artist at Captive Elements since its inception in March.

The book signing will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other events of the day will include face and pumpkin painting, balloon making, a scarecrow making contest, apple bobbing, pottery demos, metal smith demos and a karate demo by Pelletier’s Academy, plus seasonal foods, beverages and art.

Captive Elements Art House is located just off Main Street. For more information, call 786-3606.


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