Marshall Craig is a Yale University graduate and Wharton MBA who frittered much of his life away making a living and raising a family when he could have been writing and fishing. Once done with making a living and raising a family, he wasted no time in publishing a book and starting a blog. In between writing and fishing, he is a Meals on Wheels Volunteer, plays a Taylor guitar and enjoys an occasional game of tennis.
You’ll Need a Guide is the product of a writing itch he first felt as an undergraduate on the staff of the Yale Record, the college humor magazine. The fishing stories he tells blend humor and insight with well-crafted descriptions of the places where he fishes and people he fishes with and meets along the way. They are drawn from a lifetime of wetting a line in places as different as the Blau River in Germany and the Los Roques “pancake flats” off Venezuela. Craig’s literary lodestar is Red Smith, whose iconoclastic and warm style appeared in newspaper columns for over fifty years.
The Blog is a collection of observations and reflections provided for his readers on an approximately monthly basis. He looks at the humorous, the whimsical and the contradictory in everyday life, including, of course, fishing experiences.
Craig and his wife, Diana, live in St. Petersburg, Florida.