The primary goal of ReadMaine is to support writers who are living and working in Maine and to encourage more writers to come live and work in Maine. It is run by Melissa Walshe with the support of shines & jecker laboratories.

Coming Soon

Maine Author Database

We’re actively building this database. Help us out by suggesting an author or encouraging your favorite author to sign up for a free listing.


We expect to find out about lots of great opportunities for Maine writers and readers as we work on this project. We’ll share these opportunities with our mailing list as time allows.

Longterm Goals

Writers in Education

We’d like to make this site a hub for folks like teachers, librarians, bookstore owners, etc. to connect with authors who are willing to donate their time to promote reading and writing. Keep an eye out for a feature that will allow you to request an author for an event.

Local Bookstores – Local Authors

We’d also like to make it easier for readers to find local bookstores who carry local authors. Keep an eye out for a map to help you find the nearest local bookstores.

Resource Hub

We’d love to make it easy for writers to find Maine-based freelance editors, book cover designers, illustrators, partners for collaborations, marketing support, etc.

Events Calendar

We’re working on an option that will allow you to submit events that support local writing, such as book signings, readings, and writing workshops.