John Ford and Mark Nickerson

Tuesday, March 25
6:30 – 7:45 p.m.

The library is pleased to present a special event featuring Maine authors John Ford and Mark Nickerson on Tuesday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m.

Ford, a retired Maine game warden, is the author of two books, Suddenly, the Cider Didn’t Taste So Good: Adventures of a Game Warden in Maine (Islandport Press, 2012;) and This Cider Still Tastes Funny!: Further Adventures of a Maine Game Warden (Islandport Press, 2013.)

Nickerson is the author of Blue Lights in the Night: Real Life Stories of Maine State Trooper (North Country Press, 2013.)

John Ford, a natural storyteller, comes from a long line of Maine Game Wardens. He was sworn into the service shortly after finishing up a four-year stint in the U.S. Air Force. He spent all of his twenty-year warden career in Waldo County in central Maine. Upon his retirement in 1990, he was elected as county sheriff and re-elected in 1994. He has written a local newspaper column and is a regular contributor to the Northwoods Sporting Journal.

Mark Nickerson, born and raised in a State Police family from Vassalboro, Maine, got to know many of the original 1925 Maine Troopers as they congregated at the Nickerson home once a month for a friendly game of cards. Awed by their presence and the stories they told he wanted to be like them. He became a Maine State Trooper in 1977, first assigned to the Moosehead Lake region living in Greenville Jct. Transferring in 1982 to Unity, Mark spent the remainder of his career patrolling the roads of Waldo and Kennebec counties. He became proficient in identifying and apprehending drunk drivers from our highways creating many a memory in dealing with them. After twenty-eight years, Mark retired, and went on to write a column in local papers titled, Real Life Stories from a Maine State Trooper, in which he began to relive most of his harrowing and humorous times of being a trooper.

John and Mark have been doing presentations together at libraries and other venues in the state, and are, reportedly, “a real hoot!” A book signing will follow this free presentation.

Books by both John and Mark are also available for borrowing from the library’s collection. Click on the book covers below to reserve a title.