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Kevin C. Mills
  • Lewiston, ME
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Kevin C. Mills has been an award-winning journalist for over 20 years. During his career he has written for the Lewiston Sun Journal, The Boston Globe, The Portland Press Herald and the Lynn Daily Evening Item, as well as freelancing for various newspapers and magazines.

He has been recognized multiple times by the Maine Press Association as well as the New England Press Association, the Maine Association of Basketball Coaches and the Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.

In addition to his work as a journalist, he published a novel, Sons and Daughters of the Ocean in October 2010. He followed that with a nonfiction work called Sidelined, based on his career as a sports journalist.

Sons and Daughters of the Ocean is based loosely on the maritime history of various ancestors. The characters are rooted in true life experiences from the age of sail and portray an accurate account of life many generations ago. It is about three teens growing up in small Maine coastal village in which all lives are impacted by the fortunes of the sea.

Sidelined looks at journalism in a unique way. Reliving his own experiences with some of New England’s top newspapers, Mills presents strange but true episodes from his own career. He chronicles some of his favorite incidents with humor and wit while presenting the finished product, which barely hint at the story behind its publication.

He chases hockey legend Wayne Gretzky down the hall of the FleetCenter or shows up at Major League shortstop Mike Bordick’s doorstep. Relive the stop the presses moment that he missed when Mike Tyson was knocked out by Buster Douglass. Learn the back-story to some of Mills’ greatest features and laugh along as Mills endures faulty stadium lights and gates that lock him inside the football stadium. Read about the story that accidentally won an award or how he went from reporter to rescuer while on the sailing beat. See the job of a journalist in a brand new way and through the perspective of one of Maine’s top scribes. From game stories to some of his best work, learn what truly happens when a journalist is on the sidelines and reporting on the world of sports.

Mills graduated from Gorham High School , in Gorham, Maine and Gordon College, in Wenham, Mass.

While in college, he covered high school sports for the Boston Globe, was the sailing writer for the Lynn Daily Evening Item and covered local sports for the Portland Press Herald.

In 1992, he began working for the Lewiston Sun Journal. In addition to being the regular beat writer for the Portland Pirates for 10 years, he has also been responsible for the paper’s award-winning coverage of women’s sports, including soccer, basketball and softball.

While at the Sun Journal he has been recognized by the Maine Press Association seven times in eight years including the Weekend Sports Feature of the Year in 1993, 2001 and 2002 and the Daily Sports Feature of the Year in 2007.
The New England Press Association recognized his work in the Sports Feature category in 2001.

Mills is a descendant of lighthouse keepers, shipbuilders and merchant mariners. Two of his ancestors, poetess Celia Thaxter and maritime author George S. Wasson, are integral parts of Maine’s early literary heritage.
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http://www.kevincmills.com

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At 3:25am on June 17, 2011, Author Aleja Bennett said…
Nice to meet you here in the world of book marketing. I'm Aleja Bennett Author of Ten paper backs and eight available on the kindle. Here is my fan page, stay in touch when you can. I know we both may have hectic schedules at times but I will always follow you back. Below is my fan page hope you like it and thanks again for your support it's appreciated very much. http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAlejaBennett Enjoy the book video
At 4:28pm on June 16, 2011, Caren S. Brodt said…
When are you going to put your cover on? I'd like to see it!
At 2:52pm on April 19, 2011, Caren S. Brodt said…
Kevin,

Although our books are different in nature, I think it might benefit us both to trade reviews. I see that Timothy Holland reviewed you- he and I traded reviews. I'm not much of a sports fan myself, but he liked the review I gave him. Let me know if you're interested.
If you have a Facebook page, let's "like" each other:http://tinyurl.com/JackFan Our website will lead you to links for our 26% sample (Smashwords.com), and our Amazon page where you can "Look Inside": http://jackthedog.us/

I look fw to hearing from you,

Caren Brodt aka: C.S. Case
At 10:32pm on March 7, 2011, Kate L said…
Welcome!
At 9:34pm on March 7, 2011, Adele Brinkley said…

Hi Kevin, Welcome to the Network. I wrote for a local paper in the Atlanta area for nearly two decades, covering pro sports from the perspective of feature stories and columns. I had some really funny moments in sports and enjoyed writing about them. More than that, I enjoyed my readers' responses to them! The old ego trip!

   I also love lighthouses. I'm sure you stories are great. Keep writing. Adele

 
 
 

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