Jean Marie Ivey
Acadia/Mount Desert Island

Jean Marie Ivey

Jean Marie Ivey moved to Maine in 1966 to live and raise her family in and near Acadia National Park. In the early eighties, she began a 33-year career at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine.  During that time, she also pursued a part-time career in photography, freelance writing, and illustrating, coauthoring the book Maine Paradise with Russell D. Butcher, published by Viking Press in 1972.  In 1993 she cowrote and co-illustrated Facts and Fancy: Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island and in 2018 Jean Marie, along with her daughter Donna Marie Lee, published a new and revised addition of Facts and Fancy that contains many fine points pertaining to the history and essence of Mount Desert Island in Acadia.  Although she loves to write, paint, sing, and garden, her greatest love is her family: seven children, fourteen grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.  In 2016 she published her first novel, Cassie’s Dream, that grew out of that love. The novel is an enthralling voyage through time as explored through the dreams and visions of the main character, Cassandra Wright. Jean Marie’s life has been full of mysticism, influence of ancestry, history, and a deep and abiding love of Maine.