2018-10-12 / Community News

Author captures essence of family, compassion

Honor the moment – Explore the memory. Two thoughts to ponder while reading the newly released book “From A Distance: Scattered Memories and Stories of Love” by Scarborough resident Kathy Billings.

Seeking solace during the last year of her mother’s life, Billings turned to the written word to come to terms with the realities of life and death.

Her mind wandered to a time long ago – 1932 – and images of her mother, age seven, living the life she herself once lived as a young, free spirit absorbing the beauty and excitement of summer at the beach. Billings grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut and Quogue, Long Island, New York. She has lived in Maine since 1980. A member of Brown University class of 1975, Kathy earned her master’s in museum studies from George Washington University. Her professional career included leadership positions at the Maine Maritime Museum, Pejepscot Historical Society and Bowdoin College.

“From A Distance” is available on Amazon and at www.maineauthorspublishing.com. A portion of all proceeds will support Hospice Help Foundation. A book signing is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Highland Greenhouse in Scarborough.

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