Thursday, July 22, 2021

For fans of Maine deer!

 This comes from the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife today!  Check it out, sounds like two fun ways to get involved! 

1.  Join us for an informative virtual presentation by Maine's White-tailed Deer Biologist Nathan Bieber as he discusses the history of deer management, the status of Maine's deer herd, and the current strategies used to manage deer in Maine.

Streaming live on YouTube Tuesday, July 27 at 6pm. The presentation will be recorded and available at the same link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr_-ksS5xxw

 

2.  Enjoy watching deer?

Become a citizen scientist for the Maine Deer Spy project! Volunteers are needed across the state and everyone can participate.

 

Participating is easy! When you see deer between August 1 and September 30,  all you need to do is make simple observations:

  • Location
  • Date and time
  • The number of does (adult female deer with no antlers), bucks (deer with antlers), and/or fawns (young deer).

You can submit data online or by postal mail. Data recording instructions and examples of how to correctly record data are available online at mefishwildlife.com/deerspy

Friday, June 25, 2021

For those who have missed the Bigfoot in Maine library talks...

 Here are the links to the virtual talks I've given recently about my book, Bigfoot in Maine, in case you missed the chance to attend them.

Enjoy!!

I talked to librarian Jon Knepp at the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft last night, here is the video:   https://youtu.be/21Jo0VUj-mo

And back on Thursday, June 10, I spoke to librarian Andrea Kazilionis at the Falmouth Memorial Library.  That video conversation is located here: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt1mFslXABA
 
They've all been great conversations so far, with excellent questions from the moderators and the audience.

Signed copies of the book are still available at the Green Hand Bookshop, and online here: https://greenhandbookshop.com/products/preorder-bigfoot-in-maine-by-michelle-souliere-signed

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

EVENT: Virtual talk June 24 at the Thompson Free Library

 

WHAT: A virtual author talk about the book "Bigfoot in Maine"

WHERE:  Via Zoom https://networkmaine.zoom.us/j/84699881006

Event info is also posted on their Facebook page:  https://fb.me/e/LYOeioe2

Hosted by the Thompson Free Library in Dover-Foxcroft, ME.

WHEN: Thursday, June 24 at 7:00pm

FMI:  Contact the library at 207-564-3350 or via email at thompsonfreelibrary@gmail.com

Come join us!  Jon Knepp is going to interview me and I will discuss the book (and more!) with him.  We'll wrap up with some audience Q&A at the end.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

EVENT: Bigfoot in Maine virtual talk June 10!

 Hi all!  Both myself and Nate Brislin will be part of a virtual talk at Falmouth Memorial Library the evening of June 10th. Hooray! You can register to attend here:


 
It should be fun!  Come for a great conversation, stay to ask questions.  😃

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

A little podcast interview about Bigfoot in Maine

Hi everyone!

Just wanted to put this link out there -- I did an interview with an author podcast which my publisher puts out, and it was really fun.  Hope you enjoy listening!

https://authorconversations.podbean.com/e/bigfoot-in-maine/

Don't worry, if you haven't read the book yet, there aren't any spoilers, we were really careful about that.  Just some interesting conversation, and a good Q & A session!

If you'd like to buy a signed copy of the book from me, you can do it through my website here:

https://greenhandbookshop.com/products/preorder-bigfoot-in-maine-by-michelle-souliere-signed

Hope you're all having a great week!

Friday, May 14, 2021

It's here! BIGFOOT in Maine - the book! Signed copies available

 

Wow.  I never would have thought, back in October 2005 when I did my first blog post about the idea of Bigfoot in Maine, that someday I would write a whole book about it.  

All these years later, it seems wild that this book exists.  Big thanks to all the folks who helped me along the path!  I couldn't have done it alone.  

If you are wondering, "What the heck do you mean, there are Bigfoot in Maine?!" or if you have friends or family who have had their own inexplicable encounters, then this book will give you some good reading.

 You can buy a signed copy directly from me (no charge for that extra bit of commemorative ink) here:

https://greenhandbookshop.com/products/preorder-bigfoot-in-maine-by-michelle-souliere-signed

And with any luck, someday in the future, there will be a volume two to follow it up, because the story of Bigfoot in Maine is a living, evolving history.

Be well, everyone, and stay safe!

Monday, May 10, 2021

Call for info: old 1970s WBZ audio?

Here's a real shot-in-the-dark -- does anyone know someone who collects audio of old WBZ shows? I'm looking for some of Larry Glick's midnight radio shows from around 1971.  Please email me at michelle.souliere@gmail.com if you think you can help!  Thanks, all!

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Tomorrow (FRI)! Black Bear coffee chat

 Do you live near black bears in Maine?  Probably.  Wouldn't you like to know more about them?  I know I do!

Join MDIFW's Black Bear + Canada Lynx Biologist, Jen Vashon, for coffee tomorrow morning (Friday)! Jen will be discussing Maine's robust bear population and how to avoid conflicts with bears.

 Click here to watch, or set a reminder to participate in this live video chat on YouTube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBx7Pj_D79w

WHAT: Coffee chat with Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Biologist Jen Vashon about Black Bears and how to avoid conflict with our big neighbors

WHERE:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBx7Pj_D79w

WHEN: 9:30am on Friday, Mar 26, 2021

COST:  Free!

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Bigfoot in Maine: release date and BDN article!

Well, the cat's out of the bag now! Here's the first article about my upcoming book, Bigfoot in Maine. 😃https://bangordailynews.com/2021/03/23/news/portland/mainers-frightening-encounters-with-bigfoot-highlighted-in-new-book-and-film/ 
 
You can preorder a signed copy here on my site, it will be shipped for its release date of May 24th! https://greenhandbookshop.com/collections/new-arrivals/products/preorder-bigfoot-in-maine-by-michelle-souliere-signed

 I'll post the final cover art as soon as the design department at History Press gets it to me.  Thanks everyone!

192 pages of manuscript, done!

NOTE: 
While the article reports that "Bigfoot’s story in Maine begins with ancient Wabanaki traditional stories about a giant, manlike creature, known as the Wendigo, who frequents the Maine woods," in my book I specifically refrain from any lengthy discussion of Native American traditions since I don't have any authority or knowledge to speak of them. I'm not sure where that information in the article was drawn from, as it wasn't from my interview with the reporter, or the sample chapters I sent him.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Spirits Alive winter lecture finale - Maine Bicentennial epic!

Here's something fun to do while the weather is still iffy! It's the last episode in Spirits Alive at the Eastern Cemetery's winter lecture series - Saturday March 27th!! 


The Silent Bicentennial with Herb Adams 

Saturday, March 27 1:30pm to 2:30pm 

COVID-19 burst Maine’s Bicentennial (2020) like it was a battered balloon, but the boisterous years to Statehood (1820) and The Maine Centennial (1920) were anything but a bust. The story will be told in 2 parts: “To Make the Angels Weep! Maine’s Struggle for Statehood, 1820,” the true backstory of Kings and slavery, bad math and bad politics, defiance, and backroom deals that made Maine the 23rd State, and “The Big Parade—Centennial, 1920!” 

Maine’s biggest birthday bash ever included biplanes, submarines, silent movies, native encampments, cavalry charges, booming parades, and the governor in a canoe in Deering Oaks in Portland. 

Register for the Silent Bicentennial lecture here: 

 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkcOGuqDwiGtyHDn-McY14xvlvzb3syxbr?mc_cid=e77902a091&mc_eid=a596575a85 

When: Saturday March 27th - Starts 1:30pm and lasts about an hour or so 

Located on Zoom—A different link is available for each event each month. 

Register in advance as the event is limited to 100 attendees

Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Spirits Alive does this lecture series every winter, you can find more information about it on their website here: https://www.spiritsalive.org/lectures/