Meet Paul Doiron, author of the Mike Bowditch Series of Crime Novels

November 10, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We are excited to have Maine Author Paul Doiron join us this month to read from his latest novel, Stay Hidden. Paul will talk about the writing process, where he gets his ideas, and he’ll answer your questions. Copies of Stay Hidden will be available for sale and for signing! 

Here’s more about Paul
Paul’s first novel, The Poacher’s Son, won the the Barry Award and the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel, an Anthony Award, a Macavity Award, and a Thriller Award for Best First Novel. It also earned Paul the Maine Literary Award for “Best Fiction of 2010.” PopMatters named it to its Best Fiction of 2010 list. 

His second book, Trespasser, won the Maine Literary Award, was an American Booksellers Association Indie Bestseller, and has been called a “masterpiece of high-octane narrative” by Booklist. His third novel, Bad Little Falls, was a Bookscan Bestseller and a nominee for the RT Reviewers Choice Award and the Maine Literary Award. Massacre Pond, the fourth in the series, was an Indie Next pick and an Indie Favorite, as well as Bookscan Bestseller, and Maine Literary Award finalist. The Bone Orchard received a Best of Maine award from Down East. The Precipice was a LibraryReads selection and a RT Top Pick. The seventh Mike Bowditch novel, Widowmakerwas also a LibraryReads selection and a #1 Maine Sunday Telegram bestseller. Published in 2017, Knife Creek was Paul’s bestselling novel to date.  The ninth book in the series, Stay Hidden, was a USA Today Bestseller and the fastest-selling novel in the series to date.

Paul is Editor Emeritus of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, having served as Editor in Chief from 2005 to 2013, before stepping down to write full time. A native of Maine, he attended Yale University, where he graduated with a degree in English, and he holds an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He is a former member of the Maine Arts Commission and current vice chair of the Maine Humanities Council. He is also a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine with his wife Kristen Lindquist. He is a native of Scarborough, Maine!


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