Local author Edith Maxwell to speak at June 6 garden meeting

MaxwellEdith Maxwell, author and organic farmer, lives in an antique Amesbury home, holds a PhD in linguistics, and is a long-time member of the Amesbury Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends.

She is the featured author/speaker at the J. G. Whittier annual garden meeting on Thursday, June 6 at 2 p.m.

A former technical writer and mother of two adult sons, Edith once owned and operated the Five Start Organic Farm in West Newbury, which was the smallest certified-organic farm in Essex County at the time, although she never found any bodies in her greenhouse, as in her recently published locally sourced murder, “A Tine to Live, A Tine To Die.,” (Kensington Publishing, May 2013) Edith has also published short crime fiction, most recently in the Fish Nets anthology (Wildside Press, 2013) and in Thin Ice (Level Best Books, 2010).

President of WHA, Cynthia Costello, welcomes members and guests to enjoy a step back in time sitting in the picturesque Victorian Garden of the Quaker Poet, at 86 Friend St. for this most interesting program.

Tea sandwiches and delightful desserts and cold lemonade and tea will be served following.

Those non-members wishing to attend may do so by making a reservation on the Home phone 978-388-1337 in advance. A donation of $10 is requested from non-members.

A mini-tour of the museum/home will be available as well.

In the event of inclement weather, the program and refreshments will be moved inside.

To learn more about our guest speaker please refer to her website: www.edithmaxwell.com