Tim Caverly will bring his Allagash stories and his new book, “The Ranger and The Reporter,” to Camden Public Library Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 7 p.m.

Caverly has spent his life in Maine’s outdoors. Growing up shadowing his father, who was a fire warden with the Maine Forest Service; and his brother, a ranger in Baxter State Park, it was natural for him to seek a career in the outdoors.

In his novel, cub reporter Margaret Woodward has been given an assignment she doesn’t want. The editor for the Penobscot Basin Times has sent her to interview retired ranger James Clark, a secretive Maine woodsman. Instructed to complete the report, Margaret visits Bangor’s assisted living community, where “old man Clark is expected to live out his final days.” In this sequel to the popular book “Solace” the reluctant newspaper trainee struggles to uncover the mysterious ordeals of a wilderness ranger.

Caverly is originally from Skowhegan and has a bachelor of science degree from the University of Maine at Machias. While in college, he began working as a ranger at Sebago Lake State Park for the State Parks and Recreation Commission. After Sebago, he continued his employment with the Department of Conservation with assignments as a manager of Aroostook and Cobscook Bay state parks, as well as a regional supervisor of the Allagash Region, which included the Allagash Wilderness Waterway and the Penobscot River Corridor. He was supervisor of the Allagash Wilderness Waterway for 18 years.

In 1999, Caverly retired after a 32-year career. He lives in Millinocket and worked for five years in the Millinocket School System. He now writes and presents programs full-time throughout New England; and enjoys raising Golden Retrievers and sharing stories about the Maine woods.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.