Icons? Did someone say Icons?

Though it is a wee bit after their official release date, I am nonetheless busting to announce the publication of not one but TWO new books that my husband, writer Matthew P. Mayo, and I worked on together.

New Hampshire Icons: Fifty Classic Symbols of the Granite State and Vermont Icons: Fifty Classic Symbols of the Green Mountain State are companion volumes to our hot-selling book of last summer, Maine Icons: Fifty Classic Symbols of the Pine Tree State.

The two newest books round out our “Northern New England Trio” and we couldn’t be happier with the results. And judging from early response, readers feel the same way.

The books are hardcovers with full-color dust sleeves, and inside are packed with 112 full-color, glossy pages filled with hundreds of photos and loaded with Matt’s excellent essays that explore little-known facts (Did you know that New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington is home to the world’s worst weather? Or that Vermont was the first state in the nation to ban billboard advertising?), historical legends, and longtime secrets about the 50 icons from each state.

If you have a hankering to visit–if only just via the pages–three of the most beautiful states in the nation (perhaps we’re a wee bit biased), a great place to begin would be with your very own copies of Maine Icons, New Hampshire Icons, and Vermont Icons!