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Ardeana Hamlin

Ardeana Hamlin

Ardeana Hamlin grew up in Bingham, Maine, in the 1950s and 1960s, in the days of the river drives, the veneer mill, and the woods operations. She has always loved writing; Hamlin wrote her first fiction at age 12 and her first poetry at age 16. Over the years, she’s worked a variety of different jobs, including family planning specialist, waitress, babysitter, recreation coordinator, copyeditor, newspaper columnist, and seamstress. Most recently, she worked as a newspaper journalist for the Bangor Daily News for over half a decade. Hamlin is the author of four novels, Pink Chimneys, A Dream of ParisAbbott’s Reach, and The Havener Sisters. Her hobbies include knitting, creating fiber art pieces, and gardening. She has lived for forty years in the same neighborhood in Hampden, Maine. 

Author photo by Kevin Bennett/Islandport Press.

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