A Collection of Maine Outdoor Stories
There is nothing that outdoors columnist John Holyoke loves more than a good story. In his first book, Evergreens, Holyoke shares a curated collection of his favorite essays featuring people who are passionate about the outdoors, as well as his memorable encounters with creatures—from salmon to deer to moose to squirrels—that fascinate and confound him. Sprinkled throughout are memories of the events that have shaped him as he recounts the benefits of spending time with friends in the woods, fields, and waters of Maine. As John says, “I am here to take you on an adventure. Along the way, you're welcome to laugh, or cry, or smile, or reach for the phone to call an old friend and tell them that they still matter.”
John Holyoke is an award-winning journalist who has been entertaining and informing readers of the Bangor Daily News for twenty-five years. His natural curiosity has helped make him a master of the “People Story,” and his job as outdoor editor has allowed him to travel to some of the state’s most special places in search of experiences to savor and tales to share. Holyoke grew up in Brewer, graduated from the University of Maine in Orono, and has been writing for newspapers since sixth grade. He is avid hunter and fly fisherman who loves spending time at the family camp on Beech Hill Pond in Otis. John lives in Brewer with his wife, Karen, his three stepchildren, two dogs, and one cat.