Maine author reaches N.Y. Times best-seller list, top 10 on Amazon.com

By Oliver Jenkins, Foster's Daily Democrat
Posted Aug. 22, 2012, at 7:37 a.m.

ELIOT, Maine — “As a writer, you really have two big dreams,” explained Don Tennant, a published author and Eliot resident. “One would be winning a Pulitzer, the second would be writing a New York Times best-seller.”

Tennant is halfway there.

“Spy the Lie,” a book written by Tennant in collaboration with former CIA officers Phil Houston, Michael Floyd, and Susan Carnicero, debuted at No. 2 on the revered New York Times “Hardcover Advice, How-To, and Miscellaneous” list. As a result of such initial success, the book’s publisher, St. Martin’s Press, was forced to do a second rush printing just days after the book’s release on July 17.

“We watched the book launch on Amazon.com,” said Tennant. “We saw it go all the way to No. 10 on the list out of millions of other books.”

When it reached the 10 spot Tennant says he took a screen shot of the computer. At that time, “Spy the Lie” was one spot ahead of a very popular book — The Hunger Games.

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