Marine ecologist and award winning environmental educator Charlene D’Avanzo studied the New England coast for over thirty years. In 2015 she was awarded Mystery Writers of America’s McCloy award for new authors. Her Mara Tusconi Mystery series takes readers into the sunning beauty of Maine’s seawaters and grave threats facing them. An avid sea kayaker, D’Avanzo lives in Yarmouth, Maine. Come meet Charlene D’Avanzo and dozens of other Maine authors at Books in Boothbay on July 9!