Pirate plays key role in ‘Cape Cod Witch’ sequel
FARMINGTON — Author J. Bean Palmer, a Farmington native, has released the second book in the “Cape Cod Witch” series she created with Auburn juried artist Melanie Therrien.
In “The Cape Cod Witch and the Legend of the Pirate,” ElsBeth and her classmates become entangled in a fateful kidnapping while on a field trip to Boston’s historic Freedom Trail.
The action begins with an unauthorized trip to the crypt of the Old North Church and soon moves off land and ultimately to the waters of Nantucket Sound. Will the young Cape Coders, with the unlikely help of a famous pirate ghost, be able to get the upper hand in this daring sea adventure? Will a little magic and their friendship make a difference?
In her “Cape Cod” series, Palmer calls upon her family’s long history in England. With a degree in environmental science, she weaves into her story a message of respect for our  natural resources and environment.
The 161-page book contains 10 color and five black-and-white original illustrations by Therrien, of Wicked Illustrations. She is assistant curator and instructor at Captive Elements Art House in Lewiston. She has been painting commissions and murals for more than 13 years.
Palmer and Therrien will have a book signing July 25 at Devaney, Doak and Garette Booksellers during the Strawberry Festival in Farmington.


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