Jean M. Flahive
The Old Mainer and the Sea by Maine writer Jean Flahive

Jean M. Flahive

After a long career in higher education, Jean Flahive rediscovered her childhood passion for writing, and enjoys shedding light on lesser known pieces of Maine history. Her most recent children’s book, The Old Mainer and the Sea, is based on a dory fisherman from Chebeague Island.

Jean is also the author of two historical fictions, Billy Boy, the Sunday Soldier of the 17th Maine and Railroad to the Moon, Elijah’s Story, and co-author of two previous children’s picture books, Remember Me, Tomah Joseph’s Gift to Franklin Roosevelt, which won a 2009 Moonbeam Gold Award, and The Galloping Horses of Willowbrook, which was a finalist in the 2012 Maine Literary Awards.