Archer Mayor

Vermont author Archer Mayor will be in RiverRun Bookstore for a reading & signing of his new book, Chat, on Tuesday, November 20, at 7:00 PM.

Archer is a Yale graduate and lives in Newfane, Vermont, USA. Before turning to popular fiction, Mayor held several jobs, both in the US and in France, working as an editor, researcher for TIME-LIFE books, photography, and journalist. He also worked for the University of Texas Press in the late 1970s, where, as Special Projects Editor, he found and caused to be published The Book of Merlyn, the hitherto barely known conclusion to T. H. White’s famous The Once and Future King.

Mayor’s first novel, Open Season, was published in 1988 and was the beginning of his popular Joe Gunther mystery series. Since then, a new book has been published every year, typically in the fall. Mayor devotes much of the year researching various components of his novel, in addition to working as a death investigator for the Vermont State Medical Examiner’s office and as a deputy for the Windham County Sheriff’s Dept. He also volunteers for his local Fire Department and EMT squad.

The book reading & signing begins at 7:00 PM on November 20, at RiverRun Bookstore, located at 20 Congress Street, Portsmouth NH 03801. For more information on the event, call (603) 431-2100.