River Flowers

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Robert J. Romano, Jr. is the author of the Rangeley Lakes series of novels: North of Easie, West of Rangeley, and Brook Trout Blues.

North of Easie took second place in the 2010 New England Outdoor Writer’s Best Book Contest.

His novel, The River King, is also set in western Maine.

In its tenth-anniversary edition, Bob’s book of essays, Shadows in the Stream contains his reflections on the Magalloway, Rapid, and Kennebago Rivers as well as Upper Dam, Parmachenee Lake, and the people who made these places so special—sporting legends such as Carrie Stevens, Louise Dickinson Rich and Herb Welch.

Romano’s latest book, River Flowers, is a collection of short stories about wild fish, the places they’re found and people who seek them out.

His essays and short stories have appeared in various anthologies, including Christmas in the Wild, Fresh Fiction for Fresh Water Fishing, and Wildbranch: An Anthology of Nature, Environmental, and Place-Based Writing.

He is a frequent contributor to Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine and Midcurrent, the online fly-fishing magazine, and writes columns for Northwoods Sporting Journal and Skylands Magazine while doing his best to keep up with his blog(http://forgottentrout.wordpress.com)

Trish Romano often adds artwork and photographs to illustrate her husband's writing. An accomplished artist, the couple’s daughter, Emily Rose Romano, has contributed a number of watercolors to her father’s most recent books.

The family has owned a camp in western Maine for nearly forty years, where they spend much of their time. Sometimes referred to as "The Land of Fishing Legends," it is a region of the country where moose outnumber the residents and native brook trout share the rivers with landlocked salmon.