Searsport author releases memoir

Oct 05, 2018
Kim Yesis

Searsport — Kim Yesis makes her writing debut with “Side by Side, Tales from Behind the Canvas,” an engaging account of her husband’s mid-life transformation from engineer to fine artist and her own vicarious journey in support of his venture.

The memoir recounts with candor the trials, blunders and triumphs of the artist and his partner as they weather challenges to their partnership; the changing art market; and an unpredictable financial landscape.

On a remote beach in Nova Scotia, Peter announced his desire to abandon the office for a career as a fine artist. Without an inkling of what this will mean, Kim rolled up her sleeves and set to work on his endeavor. As they immerse themselves more and more deeply in the world of art, they discover unsuspected pitfalls … and Kim begins to struggle for a path of her own. Just as Peter’s work begins to bear fruit, his progress is thwarted by the Great Recession, and they must begin all over again – this time, in Maine.

Yesis is a native of New Jersey and a graduate of Rutgers University. She has a master’s degree in counseling and has worked more than 30 years as a business management professional.

Excerpts of “Side by Side” are available at and via Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature. The book is available in paperback on the author’s website; and in paperback and Kindle formats at The 208-page book includes color and black and white illustrations. It is priced at $17.95.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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