And I have the good fortune of reading with him. Chuck and I share the same literary agent, and I know that getting her two "game warden authors" together has been a pet project for a while. Well, she has finally pulled it off with a reading at the Blue Hill Library. Here's the listing from the Bangor Daily News:
BLUE HILL, Maine — Paul Doiron, author of the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, and C. J. Box, the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen novels including the Joe Pickett series, will read from their new books at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Blue Hill Public Library. Paul Doiron will read from his latest book, Trespasser, and C. J. Box will read from Back of Beyond. Both authors work feature a fictional game warden as their primary character.
Paul Doiron is the editor in chief of Down East: The Magazine of Maine, Down East Books, and DownEast.com. His first book in the Mike Bowditch series of crime novels, The Poacher’s Son, was nominated for an Edgar Award, an Anthony Award, a Barry Award, a Strand Critics Award, and a Thriller Award for Best First Novel. A native Mainer, he is a Registered Maine Guide specializing in fly fishing and outdoor recreation and lives on a trout stream in coastal Maine.
This event is co-sponsored by the Blue Hill Public Library and Blue Hill Books. Books will be available for sale and signing. For more information, call 374-5515.
Edgar Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box is one of the most acclaimed writers in the crime and suspense genres right now, and his work has been an inspiration for me in the creation of my own Mike Bowditch series. I am delighted to be his opening act. Welcome to Maine, Chuck!