The downtown Camden Public Library will host author Tracy Ann Lord of Hope Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Lord’s book “Good Catch” has just been published by Camel Press. The story is set in a Maine fishing camp and features a comic romance about a Miami businesswoman who loses her job but finds her heart in the Maine woods.

“I am so very happy to be reading at the Camden Public Library. Not only has this library served as a touchstone through all my childhood summers, as an adult it continues to be one of my favorite places of respite and renewal from the chaos of life,” Lord said.

Lord hails from the hills of Hope and is a ninth-generation Mainer. She has been an award-winning journalist, teacher, director and actor, audio-book narrator, corporate caterer, public relations person and proprietor of a baking business called Humble Pie.

“Living in Maine, you find out all sorts of surprising talents and skills,” she said.

Lord believes life’s greatest pleasures involve being on or in a lake, river or ocean. While other children her age were in playpens, she grew up summers in a bathing suit and life jacket roaming the environs of the family housekeeping cottage business. The freedom and misadventures experienced in that formative time ruined her for a more conventional existence and for that, she extends to her parents deep thanks.

In “Good Catch,” Maddie Chilton, the reigning queen of Miami’s hottest PR firm, has been dethroned. Now she is roughing it at a fishing camp on a lake in the middle of rural Maine. This is what her co-workers chose as a going-away present? Maddie is not a “showers optional” kind of gal. Not only is she surrounded by fish, but also a lot of fishy characters.

There is Flo, the opera-loving/customer-loathing cook, and Wayne, the too-handy handyman. Fortunately there also is Cal Boretti, her handsome, skinny-dipping fishing guide. Appearances, of course, can be deceiving, and Maddie soon discovers that the camp and its residents are about so much more than fishing. Between budding romance and an exciting new business opportunity, Maddie’s dim view of Lake Mooselookmeguntic is beginning to lighten up. She may not have a knack for fishing, but Maddie is about to make the good catch of a lifetime.