Books & Journalism

My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother



A Caregiver’s Memoir of Love, Loss and Saying Goodbye.  

The extended book version of my award-winning one-woman show of the same name. (Publication TBA.)

Glorious Slow Going: Maine Stories of Art and Adventure and Friendship


Essays by Elizabeth Peavey. Paintings by renowned Maine landscape painter Marguerite Robichaux. Finalist for the Maine Literary Award. 

(2011, Pucker Art Press, Boston) 

Outta My Way: An Odd Life Lived Loudly


A collection of humor columns from the popular Portland, ME, alternative newspaper, Casco Bay Weekly

(2005, Warren Machine Co.)

Maine & Me: 10 Years of Down East Adventures


 A collection of adventure pieces from Down East magazine, where Peavey has been a contributor since 1993. Awarded the Maine Literary Award for Best Maine-themed Book.

 (2004, Down East Books) 


Starting Out: Life Lessons For Graduates (Islandport Press, 2014)

Forty Things To Do When You Turn Forty, essay: “Don’t Dye Your Hair” (Sellers Publishing, 2007) 

Fodor’s Road Guide U.S.A., Maine chapter (Random House, 2001) 

“Peavey[‘s]… sense of humor is legendary,” Maine Sunday Telegram


“Outta My Yard”

“Downtown, Maine”

“Outta My Way”

(Casco Bay Weekly, 1995 - 


Down East magazine


Catalogue essay: “A Year in the Woods of Maine: Paintings by Marguerite Robichaux,” 

Pucker Gallery, Boston 

Maine Audubon, “A Toast to Borestone”