STOCKTON SPRINGS — The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL), 6 Station St., presents three local authors from Maine Authors Publishing and Cooperative Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. The participating writers are William Anthony, Hans Krichels and Janet Williams.

Anthony lives primarily in Maine with his wife, an English Lab and a Maine coon cat. When he’s not writing or painting, he’s out on the Damariscotta River in the Susan B., a Maine-built wooden boat. His book “Farnsy” is a novel featuring William Phineas Farnsworth (Farnsy), a young police officer in his hometown on the Maine coast. He loves police work, but his relationship with Lucy is off again, and with his 35th birthday looming, he feels trapped in a life as predictable as the tides – until some Necco wafers appear mysteriously in summer cottages on nearby lakes. Anthony paints a rich picture of a Maine town and its vibrant characters.

Krichels is a teacher, writer and woodcarver who lives with his partner, Nancy, in Bucksport, where he has lived and worked since 1971. His recent book, “We Have Met the Enemy,” is a collection of essays, screeds and story-poems all based on observations and happenings during the days of the pandemic in the author’s town. His recent work also includes pieces in “Goose River Anthology 2019” and “Willie Knows Who Done It,” a collection of Maine-based stories.

Williams grew up in England and immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 20. She worked and raised her family in Cleveland and retired to Maine in 2007. Always an animal lover, all of her dogs and cats come from a shelter or off the street. Her recent book, “Maxx and Mrs. Queen,” is a heartwarming and unusual animal rescue story. Maxx, Harry, Greta, Tootsie and ZaZa were themselves homeless until Uncle Oscar found them one cold, dark night and took them home. At the invitation of Mrs. Queen, Uncle Oscar takes his family to the palace for tea, and so begins this imaginative animal rescue story.

All are welcome. Autographed copies of the books will be available for purchase following the presentation. Visit maineauthorspublishing.com for more information about Maine Authors Publishing and Cooperative.

For more information, visit stocktonspringslibrary.org or call 207-567-4147.