Please join us at the Freeport store on Sunday June 2nd at 1PM to meet Laurie Chandler, author of Upwards and the first woman to solo thru-paddle New England’s Northern Forest Canoe Trail. Providing one of the first looks at the country’s longest mapped inland paddling route, this tale weaves faith, nature, and the goodness of people into an inspiring adventure on storied waterways like the Allagash. It is also L.L. Bean's PaddleSports Weekend! So get some inspiration for your own adventures by grabbing a signed copy of Upwards!
Laurie Chandler’s love for wilderness paddling blossomed after forty, when she moved to Maine with her two children. Inspired to write by the beauty of the woods and waters, she began journaling, drawing inspiration from her work in forestry and education, as well as her faith. Laurie lives with her parents in their Bremen, Maine log cabin. Upwards is her first book.