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Paul Doiron

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Paul Doiron is the best-selling author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels set in the Maine woods. His first book, The Poacher’s Son, won the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award and was nominated for an Edgar for Best First Novel. His second, Trespasser, won the 2012 Maine Literary Award. His novelette “Rabid” was a finalist for the 2019 Edgar in the Best Short Story category. Paul’s twelfth book, Dead by Dawn won the New England Society’s 2022 Book Award for Fiction, as well as his second Maine Literary Award. It was also a finalist for the Barry Award. His books have been translated into 11 languages.

Paul is the former chair of the Maine Humanities Council, Editor Emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, and a Registered
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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 instance…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)
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 similariti…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)
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Death and Dismemberment on Golden Pond

I don’t often write about the reasons behind the choices I make in my novels. But I thought readers might find it interesting to learn why I chose to set my forthcoming Mike Bowditch novel, Dead Man’s Wake, on Great Pond in Belgrade. In general I prefer to set the stories in real Maine place, but sometimes that isn’t possible, given the violent content. (I don’t want people freaking out about real

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Amazingly, I am about to begin book #14 in the Mike Bowditch series, and no, I don't believe it either.
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I hope you enjoy DEAD BY DAWN. No book has made me as excited to get back to my writing desk each day than this one.
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“You never really know someone until your relationship with them is over.”
Paul Doiron, Trespasser

“Just because you're done with the past doesn't mean the past is done with you.”
Paul Doiron, The Bone Orchard
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“People disappoint you so often. I hardly knew how to react when they surpassed all your hopes.”
Paul Doiron, The Poacher's Son

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“People disappoint you so often. I hardly knew how to react when they surpassed all your hopes.”
Paul Doiron, The Poacher's Son

“Desperate times call for hopeful measures.”
Paul Doiron, Trespasser

“You never really know someone until your relationship with them is over.”
Paul Doiron, Trespasser

“Nature will forgive humankind just about anything, and what it won’t forgive I hope never to witness.”
Paul Doiron, The Poacher's Son

“Just because you're done with the past doesn't mean the past is done with you.”
Paul Doiron, The Bone Orchard
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