Michael Weymouth grew up in Maine and attended art school in Boston. Faced with a decision to become a painter or a designer, Michael chose the latter route, believing he could find time to paint along the way, a goal that became more and more elusive as the years went by. Early on Michael began shooting his own photography for the projects the firm designed and when he decided to retire, he published a book How Photography Can Make you a Better Painter, with the goal of helping painters use their digital cameras to creat better resource photos. In addition to Maine: Island Time, he is working on a third book, Sanctuary, which chronicles the years he has spent shooting nature photography at his Maine camp in the Seven Ponds Preserve located along the hundred mile wilderness on the Appalachian Trail. Michael presently resides in Hingham, Massachusetts with his wife Peggy.
Elizabeth Garber is the author of two books of poetry, Listening Inside the Dance: A Life in Maine Infused with Tango (2005) and Pierced by the Seasons: Living a Life on the Coast of Maine (2004) and a chapbook The Mayor and Other Stories of Small Town Life (2007). Three of her poems have been read by Garrison Keiller on The Writer's Almanac and Feastings was included in his Good Poems for Hard Times. As 2007 Poet Laureate of Belfast, Maine, she coordinated monthly poetry readings, and wrote a weekly poetry column published in three Midcoast papers highlighting Maine poets. She is the founder of the Illumiated Sea Press supporting the independent publishing of fine Maine poets, including Baron Wormser, former Poet Laureate of Maine. For six years, she's helped put on The Belfast Poetry Festival including the Poetry and Art Walk. Garber graduated from the Stonecoast Low Residency MFA program in Creative Writing. Her chapter, Stones, from her unfinished memoir The Architect's Daughter, won the Maine Writer's and Publishers Alliance 2009 Literary Award fro unpublished Non-Fiction.