Georgeanne Davis has been writing for The Free Press since 1995. A member of the Garden Writers of America, she writes a weekly home and garden column and on art, architecture, the environment and other subjects. A longtime resident of Tenants Harbor, she now lives on Vinalhaven.

Eva Murray moved to Matinicus Island in 1987 to teach in the one-room school. Two years later she married the island electrician and stayed to raise their family there. Over the years she has started a small bakery, become an emergency medical technician, taken on a number of roles in municipal government and volunteer organizations, started the community's recycling program, and been a first responder to emergencies both real and imagined. Since 2003 she's also been a regular columnist for several mainland publications. Eva bakes bread in a wood stove, spins wool, digs potatoes, collects useful herbs, cuts hay with a scythe and swings a blacksmith's hammer. (Not surprisingly, she sometimes writes her articles with pencil and paper.)

Michael G. Roskin earlier worked as a newsman and foreign service officer. He earned a doctorate at American University in 1972 and taught political science at Lycoming College in Pennsylvania until retiring in 2008. He's had Fulbrights in Yugoslavia, France and China and was a visiting professor from 1991 through ’94 at the U.S. Army War College. The author of textbooks on political science, comparative politics and international relations, he divides his year between Nashville and Rockland.

Tom Sadowski lives in Lincolnville. Man of many trades, he's been a forest fire fighter, commercial diver, electrician, library researcher, donut maker.... He can be reached by e-mail at

Judith Hatch Orme, MSW, LCSW, has an office at 69 Elm Street in Camden. A parenting specialist, counselor, consultant, and family mediator, she provides workshops; teacher trainings; parenting consulting; counseling for children, parents, couples and families; and divorce mediation. She also works part-time at the Knox County Health Clinic in Rockland as the mental health and wellness coordinator. To schedule appointments or customize a workshop/staff training, contact her at 603-801-6382 or email

Stephen Harder is a resident of Rockport, teaching law for part of each year in Shanghai.

Patrisha McLean is a photojournalist living in Camden. Visit her at

Becca Shaw Glaser and Nathan Kroms Davis can be reached at

Alan Crichton, a cofounder of Waterfall Arts, is an artist from Liberty. After a 20-year hiatus, his column HiLo Art will run every other week in The Free Press.