Hope you’ll consider these books as Christmas gifts

I’ve written four books that I hope might make your Christmas wish list, and/or be gifts you purchase for others.

My first book, A Life Lived Outdoors, published by IslandPort Press, is a collection of favorite columns about home, camp, and Maine life, including stories about growing up in Winthrop. One section is stories of family, friends, and faith, and of course there is another section of hunting and fishing stories.

For 7 years, Linda and I wrote weekly travel columns for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel. And in 2016, IslandPort Press published a book, Take It From Me, about our favorite Maine restaurants, inns, and lodges. A lot of people have used that to select new places to visit.

Down East Books asked me to write a book about Maine Sporting camps, which was published in 2016, titled Maine Sporting Camps. It was a lot of work, but I did it to help our struggling camps. I was particularly pleased by the stories I was able to include in the book written by camp owners and guests. I hope you will use the book to select a sporting camp to visit in 2019.

In 2017, North Country Press published my book of hunting and fishing stories, titled A Lifetime Of Hunting and Fishing. I was truly blessed by a lifetime of outdoor adventures, including lots of fishing trips to Canada, Montana, and Alaska. And of course, there are many stories of hunting and fishing in Maine. Included are wild animal stories and my favorite section: Game Mistakes and Other Weird Things.

Merry Christmas!

George Smith

About George Smith

George stepped down at the end of 2010 after 18 years as the executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine to write full time. He writes a weekly editorial page column in the Kennebec Journal and Waterville Morning Sentinel, a weekly travel column in those same newspapers (with his wife Linda), monthly columns in The Maine Sportsman magazine, two outdoor news blogs (one on his website, georgesmithmaine.com, and one on the website of the Bangor Daily News), and special columns for many publications and newsletters. Islandport Press published a book of George's favorite columns, "A Life Lived Outdoors" in 2014. In 2014, George also won a Maine Press Association award for writing the state's bet sports blog. In 2016, Down East Books published George's book, Maine Sporting Camps, and Islandport Press published George and his wife Linda's travel book, Take It From ME, about their favorite Maine inns and restaurants.