Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Probably The Only Time A Sportsman Will Approve Of A Poacher

The Maine Sportsman, the biggest outdoor publication in New England, recently raved about THE POACHER'S SON, calling it "an exceptional read, includes great characters and a terrific plot...a page turner for sure."

The reviewer, who happens to be the Executive Director of the Sportsman Alliance of Maine, calls Doiron's depiction of a Maine game warden "spot on" and "carefully and accurately drawn." That means a lot coming from an expert!

He concludes, "Although Doiron agrees he’s lucky to get his first novel published, you’ll be the lucky one if you buy it and read it." We couldn't agree more!

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing A Novel

Here at ARLA headquarters, we're very excited about Doug Harris's hilarious debut, YOU COMMA IDIOT, which Goose Lane Editions will publish next month.

Click here to read their interview with Doug. Despite his book's title, he actually has some pretty smart things to say about the process of writing one's first novel.

You can also check out the book trailer on YouTube!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Another Reader Falls In Love With The Poacher's Son

PopMatters recently raved about Paul Doiron's debut novel, calling it "pure, unadulterated literary suspense. Beautifully crafted and perfectly paced, it makes you tuck your feet up under you while reading, and occasionally look nervously over your shoulder—just to make certain no one is there."

The reviewer concludes, "The Poacher's Son is a great read with a fantastic ending. The best part: it’s not really over. Doiron plans on writing a series of books featuring Mike Bowditch. I’m looking forward to the next one."

NPR Loves Dennis Lehane's Killer Thrillers

Recently, NPR listeners voted on their favorite thrillers of all time. One member of the advisory panel for the Top 100 Killer Thrillers project was very impressed with their choices, saying "The vast majority of these are very good books or classics...Thomas Harris, Dennis Lehane, Patricia Highsmith -- this audience knows good writing."

We at ARLA certainly agree! Three of Dennis Lehane's books made the list, putting him in third place with Michael Crichton and Stieg Larsson, behind only Lee Child and Stephen King!