Simpson, Dorothy (1905 - 1998)

Genre: General Fiction, Non-Fiction, Young Adult

Aleda Dorothy Knowlton (Dot) Simpson, born June 28, 1905, grew up on Criehaven Island off the coast of Maine. Later in life, she lived on Gay's Island off Friendship and Cushing with her longtime companion and well-known Maine author, Elizabeth Ogilvie.

After Simpson's death on December 19, 1998 her niece, also named Dorothy Simpson, published The Island's True Child: A Memoir of Growing Up on Criehaven (2003), based on Simpson's unpublished journals dating to 1930.

Selected Bibliography

  • The Maine Islands in Story and Legend (1960/1987)
  • Island In The Bay (1956)
  • The Honest Dollar (1957)
  • A Lesson For Janie (1958)
  • A Matter Of Pride (1959)
  • New Horizons (1961)
  • Visitor from the Sea (1965)

Selected Resources