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Paul Doiron is the author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, including The Poacher's Son, which won the the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award for Best First Novel, and the Maine Literary Award for "Best Fiction of 2010." PopMatters named it to its Best Fiction of 2010 list.

His second book in the Mike Bowditch series, Trespasser, won the Maine Literary Award for crime fiction, was an American Booksellers Association Indie Bestseller and has been called a "masterpiece of high-octane narrative" by Booklist.

The third novel, Bad Little Falls, was a Bookscan Bestseller and is a nominee for the RT Reviewers Choice Aw
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Paul Doiron I honestly don't know where Mike Bowditch came from. He contains aspects of myself as a young man, and people who know me say that they see…moreI honestly don't know where Mike Bowditch came from. He contains aspects of myself as a young man, and people who know me say that they see similarities I never intended. But Mike is a better man than I was at that age. I have subsequently met some young wardens who remind me of him in certain ways. Some of them have told me how much they relate to the character, which is rewarding. (less)
Paul Doiron I find that most cases of writer's block are episodes of garden-variety procrastination. Writing can be hard so we balk at doing it. In those…moreI find that most cases of writer's block are episodes of garden-variety procrastination. Writing can be hard so we balk at doing it. In those instances, nothing beats sitting in the chair and staying put. Not writing has to become more of a punishment than getting the writing done. Other times, I find that I am blocked because I don't know enough about the scene or subject I am writing. I need to do more research or planning, I realize. This is something I picked up as a magazine editor. If I ever had a writer who couldn't move forward with an article, I would tell him or her to go out and do another interview. (less)
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“You never really know someone until your relationship with them is over.”
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“People disappoint you so often. I hardly knew how to react when they surpassed all your hopes.”
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