Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bring Your Own Mad Dog

Paul Doiron will be reading on August 11 at 12pm at the Portland Public Library as part of their Brown Bag Lecture Series.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Never Wave Goodbye Had Her At Hello!

Vicki at the the blog Reading at the Beach recently reviewed Doug Magee's NEVER WAVE GOODBYE. As her praise was so effusive, we've decided to post the review in its entirety:
Forget about being hooked from the first page, this book had me at the blurb. It was like seeing a car accident on the side of the road and not being able to not look. I had to read it. The story is about one of the most terrifying things a parent could go through, having your child kidnapped. But this is different in that there is a group of kids (4) kidnapped, right in front of their parents. Parents who handed the children over to the kidnappers, thinking they were from the camp their kids were supposed to be going to.

The book gets better and better until your knuckles are white and you're holding your breath and wondering how this nightmare will end. This could happen anywhere to anyone and that makes the book all the more frightening.

Although there are a few things that don't jive, this is not only one of the best books I've read this year, but that I've ever read. I still can't believe this is the first book the author has written. I sure hope it isn't his last!!
Don't worry, Vicki, Doug's next book is coming out next year!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Dine With Paul Doiron

The Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance is celebrating its 35th birthday on August 12th with 11 dinners in 11 Portland restaurants with 11 Maine writers -- and you're invited!

Click here to enjoy a dinner with the author of your choice. We're sure Ann Beattie, Richard Russo, Richard Ford, Joyce Maynard, and all the rest are charming, but we can promise you that Paul Doiron would be a wonderfully entertaining dinner companion. There's only room for ten guests at each dinner, so reserve your seat today!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Doiron: Maine Icon

Capital Weekly recently profiled Paul Doiron for their Icons of Maine series. Paul speaks with them about Maine history, father-son relationships -- and the difficulty of pronouncing his last name.

Note to his fellow Mainers: Paul read on July 9th at 7pm at the Barnes & Noble on Marketplace Drive in Augusta and on July 20th at 6:30pm at the Charles M. Bailey Public Library in Winthrop.