Ray Carbone has been writing about the people of New Hampshire for more than 20 years. He started out doing freelance work in the Manchester area, writing for the NH Union Leader/NH Sunday News, Derry News and Plaistow-Hampstead News. His family then moved to the Lakes Region where he worked as the regional editor for Foster’s Sunday Citizen and a staff writer for both the Sunday Citizen as well as the daily Laconia Citizen; at the Citizen, he regularly produced enterprise stories, managed staff communications, and authored local interest columns. After a brief break for the news field, he returned to daily reporting years at the Laconia Daily Sun. In between his newspaper gigs, Ray regularly contributed to regional media platforms including the Boston Globe, New Hampshire Public Radio, New Hampshire magazine, New Hampshire Business Review, and New England Boating magazine. Recently, he’s served as lead (or sole) author of several books including his self-published The Lakes Region of New Hampshire: Four Seasons, Countless Memories; Something Worthy To Be Remembered – Celebrating 100 Years of Manchester’s Most Memorable Moments, and Legendary Locals of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Previously, Ray lived in Boston, San Francisco and on Martha’s Vineyard, MA, where he produced and wrote radio programs and commercials, served as executive editor and sales manager of four successful regional tourism publications and drove a grocery delivery truck.
He currently resides in Warner, NH, with his wonderful wife Jane and his incorrigible cat Teddy.
Daryl Carlson is an award-winning photographer and educator who has the rare gift of exceeding in virtually every area – from nature photography to portraiture. During his twelve-year tenure as photograph editor for the daily Laconia Citizen newspaper, he won the Associated Press’s “Photo of the Month” award more than two dozen times. His work has also won two New England Press Association awards, and been named MSNBC’s “Picture of the Week.” Daryl’s photography has been exhibited in galleries throughout New England, and appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers around the country. In addition, his work has been prominent in three books: The Lakes Region of New Hampshire: Four Seasons, Countless Memories; Laconia Motorcycle Week: Images of America; and Legendary Locals of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region. Samples of Daryl’s work can be seen at his website, kamaraimage.com