On June 1, North Country Press released “50 Great New England Family Fishing Vacations.” The author, Sheila Grant, has a background in newspaper reporting and has been doing freelance writing for more than a decade. This is her first book.

After spending seven years writing magazine articles to help anglers find great places to fish that are close to a variety of lodging options and activities that the whole family can enjoy, Grant realized that a book on this topic might reach more readers and help more families plan fun, affordable vacations.

Grant is a native of the Pine Tree State and grew up camping, fishing, hunting and exploring in rural Maine. A true Yankee, the author is thrifty by nature and necessity and delights in providing interesting experiences for her family while also searching out the best vacation values. Since the Grant clan is made up of campers and non-campers, anglers and non-anglers, golfers and non-golfers, equestrians and non-equestrians, hikers and non-hikers and so on, the author is well aware of the complexities of creating a family vacation that meets the needs of every family member.

“50 Great New England Family Fishing Vacations” is the ultimate planning guide for families that enjoy outdoor recreation, hands-on learning opportunities, and making wonderful summer memories together. While all 50 chapters do include excellent fishing destinations, Grant also includes a wide range of activities sure to please non-anglers and to keep the family entertained when the day is fishing is done.

Grant is a regular contributor to The Piscataquis Times, Bangor Daily News Special Sections, Northwoods Sporting Journal and Game and Fish magazines covering Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania and New England.  Her work also has appeared in Bangor Metro and Up North magazines; and at OneNewEngland.com. Grant’s writing and photography have been recognized by the Maine Press Association and the New England Outdoor Writers Association.

For more about the author and her book, visit northcountrypress.com and the author’s website, sdgrant.com; or find “50 Great New England Family Fishing Vacations” on Facebook or @GreatFamilyVac on Twitter. The book is available at northcountrypress.com,  amazon.com and at select bookstores throughout New England.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.