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Friends of the Boys

These goodfolk made great contributions to The Confluence:


Everything Pat Berry knows about hatches and Elk Hair Caddises she learned during an early-stage read and edit of The Confluence. What Pat, a proud Dartmouth ’81, knows about editing comes out of 15 years in the magazine industry, half those years spent at Time Inc., where she was a founding editor of Sports Illustrated for Kids. Lately, Pat freelance writes and edits for an eclectic range of outlets and also coaches high school seniors with their college application essays. Email her at, and check out her website and


Dale W. Kuhnert did the final editing. He is the former longtime editor of Down East Magazine and a lifelong student of New England literature. He is a proud alumnus of Colby College, but reports that his grandfather did attend Dartmouth. 


Grace Peirce, an award winning book designer, was responsible for the beauty of ours from cover to cover.  She has been working in the print and publishing world since 1974. And, her company, nhmuse has been designing and coding beautiful Web sites since 1994. Check out


Deidre Randall held our hands through the entire publishing process. She received a M.Ed. in Business Administration from Antioch New England Graduate School in 1999, following thirteen years of direct service to literacy programs; grant preparation, teaching, college instruction and project coordination. She worked closely with her father, Peter Randall, from 1998 to 2008, learning publishing from the ground up. Deidre has consulted with and published over 200 authors, directly promoting more than 150 titles since 1998. She is an award-winning songwriter and a poet who received nominations for Poet Laureate of Portsmouth in 2003 and 2007. Deidre has been an avid reader and book lover for as long as she can remember.


Lou Zambello, who wrote our foreword, has fly fished northern New England for over 30 years and has been a registered Maine Guide for over 10 years, guiding primarily in the Rangeley area. Lou worked at LLBean for over 14 years and had the opportunity to fish with and learn from a number of fly fishing legends such as Dave Whitlock and Dick Talleur. We recommend his book, Flyfishing Northern New England's Seasons. His e-mail is Check out his website which contains his blog, photos, videos, and more at

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