I am back from several interesting summer fishing adventures with glad tidings: Topher Browne’s splendid Atlantic Salmon Magic has won another international gold medal. Our latest Wild River Press creation was named top title in the Regional Non-Fiction Category by the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The announcement came at a special ceremony at the Rose Club at New York’s landmark Plaza Hotel.
Atlantic Salmon Magic also won the Silver Medal Benjamin Franklin Award in the Sports and Recreation Category sponsored by the important Independent Book Publishers Association, the largest such organization in the world, based in California.
These latest awards follow earlier recognition of the exceptional literary effort penned by the talented man from Maine by United Fly Tyers as 2011 Book of the Year, and the 2012 Best Regional Non-Fiction Gold Medal by the Michigan-based Independent Publisher Book Awards. That’s four big ones–more than any book about salmon fishing has ever won. I know I speak for all fans of this big, bountiful book and the salmon and steelhead world when I say, “Congratulations, Topher!”
Speaking of congratulations, if you are within striking distance of Seattle on Saturday, September 22, mark the date. Wild River Press extends a cordial invitation to you and a guest to attend a lively party with Topher that evening. Complimentary smoked salmon and complementary beverages will be served. Topher and I will have just returned from summer steelhead fishing in British Columbia with tales to tell. Wish us luck. And make plans to join us for an enjoyable get-together with fishing friends old and new.
All the Best,
Thomas R. Pero
P. S. RSVP about our September 22 autumn equinox salmon soiree and we’ll send directions and time: firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-486-3638. All are welcome.