Titcomb's welcomes author Robin Smith Johnson to the bookshop to talk about her new book, Cape Cod Curiosities, on Saturday, June 16 from 2:00 - 3:00 PM.
Cape Cod may be a popular tourist destination, but it has more than its share of strange and unique history. The Pukwudgies were two- to three-foot beings with smooth gray skin, hairy faces and horns. These shape-shifting, mischievous “little people” are connected to Wampanoag Indian mythology. Edward Rowe Snow, a New England historian who was also known as “the Flying Santa,” delivered Christmas presents to lighthouse keepers and their families. Jeremiah’s Gutter was a canal in Orleans and the first Cape Cod Canal. Join author Robin Smith-Johnson as she uncovers the secrets behind many unique places, remarkable events and fascinating people.
About the author: Robin Smith-Johnson grew up in Orleans, Massachusetts, where she honed her love of reading and creative writing. She has degrees in English from Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She is the former newsroom librarian at the Cape Cod Times and presently teaches in the English Department at Cape Cod Community College. She is the author of two books of poetry, as well as Legends and Lore of Cape Cod (The History Press, 2016).