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UMFK to Host Popular Fiction Author, Paul Doiron

Event organizer: Lise Pelletier
Event Date & Time: June 5, 2019 7:00 pm until June 5, 2019 8:00 pm
For more information: https://www.umfk.edu/

FORT KENT — The University of Maine at Fort Kent is pleased to host Paul Doiron, author of the famous “Mike Bowditch” mystery series at 7 pm, Wednesday, June 5.   Doiron, New York Times bestselling author will be a guest of the Acadian Archives acadiennes where he will be meeting fans and reading from his latest book “Almost Midnight.”

Since “The Poacher’s Son” was published in 2010, Paul Doiron has added nine more adventures in the series. Doiron remarks on the evolution of the books and its protagonist: “In the first book, Mike Bowditch is such a mess – emotionally damaged, self-sabotaging – but over the course of the subsequent novels, he takes steps to become a better man…. It’s a heroic journey.”

Doiron has written ten novels starring Mike Bowditch, a Maine game warden, as his central character. “The Poacher’s Son”, first in the series, garnered rave reviews from newspapers and authors alike:

“…stunning vistas… eye-popping scenes.” New York Times Book Review

“An outstanding gripping debut…The Poacher’s Son moves at a brisk pace with unpredictable but realistic twists that reach a crescendo at the shocking finale … one of the best debuts of the year.” Sun Sentinel.

“Engaging…Doiron could do for Maine what the late Tony Hillerman did for the Southwest in his mysteries featuring Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee.” Bangor Daily News

“The Poacher’s Son is a haunting tale, and Paul Doiron is a powerful and evocative writer.” Tess Gerritsen, author of The Keepsake.

Bestselling author is the editor-in-chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. Paul is a registered Maine guide and lives on trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife, Kristen Lindquist.

For more information about this free event, call the Acadian Archives acadiennes at 834-7535.