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Mystery author visits Poultney High School

Mayor began his career for a wealthy Texas family involved with oil and forestry whose story embodied American history and led him to writing his first detective Joe Gunther book, "Open Season".

Mayor highly acclaimed for his Vermont-based series released his new book, "The Price of Malice", and is currently working on book no. 21.

One last question for the audience, Mayor asked, "Do you remember what I said when you have your first book done?"

A student shouted out-"Burn it!" Another student asked, "Why would someone do that?"

"You need to keep practicing. It's like learning the art of playing the piano," said Mayor. "Remember readers are storytellers; they get to run the movie in their heads and are capable of being creators."

Mayor's accomplished work won him the 2004 New England Independent Booksellers Association Award for best fiction, the first time that crime literature had been honored.

The best way to introduce a reader to Archer Mayor and his books is to visit the author's website at www.Archer Mayor.com.

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