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R.M. Doyon has been a journalist, speechwriter, publicist and author for more than three decades.
He began his journalism career in 1978 with the Ottawa Citizen before joining United Press International as a political reporter and Parliamentary Bureau Chief, where he crossed paths with six Canadian prime ministers, an American president and countless other international leaders.
He released his first debut novel, UPCOUNTRY, in the fall of 2010. It is the explosive story of Jane Schumacher, a smart, savvy and often profane aide to the Governor of New York and leading contender for the presidency.
After visiting her doctor before Thanksgiving, Jane's life is turned upside down. Abruptly, she decides to return to her hometown in the shadows of the Adirondacks to make amends with her estranged family but soon discovers her sister is the victim of spousal abuse. Her dilemma? Simply pull her sister from her husband's evil clutches or, with seemingly nothing to lose, take justice into her own hands.
Set against an engaging backdrop of modern political times, Upcountry is a riveting, page-turning story of sibling strife and affection, of sadness and grief, and finally redemption and rebirth. It is based on a true story.
In September, 2013, Doyon released THOU TORTUREST ME, a sequel to Upcountry and a story that returns readers to Morgan County, NY. It is a sweltering Labor Day weekend in 2010, and the clan has returned to celebrate a milestone in Hubie Schumacher's life--and possibly bring closure to the events of that fateful Thanksgiving nearly four years before.
Immediately, we meet a couple of young lovers from completely disparate walks of life, spawning an affair that sets in motion a violent clash of cultures fueled by principle and prejudice.
In addition to Upcountry and Thou Torturest Me, Doyon is the author of Pirouette, a stage-play on the life and times of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, and has co-written two screenplays ('Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda' and 'The Last Carousel') with his wife Shelley Anthony.
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