• Interview on Kobo Writing Life Podcast

    I was recently interviewed by Joni DiPlacido and Stephanie McGrath of the Kobo Writing Life podcast. The interview is now live, and coincides with a big promotion of The Reluctant Coroner. Check out Episode #202: A NaNoWriMo Success Story!


    Book 5: The Courtroom Coroner

    Book 5 is being hailed as "the best yet" and "a unique thrill ride," and is available everywhere eBooks are sold.


    "A suspenseful closed-room murder mystery. Ardoin masterfully crafts an
    edge-of-your-seat novel with the perfect balance of intrigue, drama, and humor."

    --C.B. Samet, four-time award-winning author


    Buy The Courtroom Coroner Today

  • BLOG

    Stuff I'm reading, stuff I learned, and stuff I like!

    June 30, 2020 · Fenway Stevenson,amwriting,Extras
    If you downloaded Book 1, The Reluctant Coroner, but haven't finished it, maybe the beginning of the book was too slow for your taste. The Reluctant Coroner was the first novel I ever completed, and I've learned a lot about becoming a better author since its publication. I've just revised (and I...
    June 1, 2020 · Fenway Stevenson,New Release,amwriting
    I have a confession: of the entire Fenway series, The Courtroom Coroner was the hardest book to write. I am not a planner. I am in real life—I manage to work, shuttle kids to activities and games, remember important events, and plan beautiful celebrations with my wife. But for books, I’m what...
    May 19, 2020 · Fenway Stevenson,mysteries,New Release
    I credit my grandma for my love of courtroom dramas. She lived with us when I was young, and we established a summer lunch routine: every day at noon we tuned in to Channel 20 and watched "Perry Mason" reruns (not to be confused with the HBO revamp coming in June). The criminal defense lawyer...
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  • About Paul Austin Ardoin

    Paul Austin Ardoin is a California native who is the author of the Fenway Stevenson mystery series. He has published short fiction and humorous essays in the anthologies Bottomfish and Sweet Fancy Moses, and articles about computer security in California Computer News and European Communications. When he’s not writing novels or trying to save the world through better computer security, Paul plays keyboards in a dance rock band. He lives in the Sacramento area with his wife, two teenagers, and a menagerie of animals.



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