The Good Doctor Upcoming Events and Critical Response

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Upcoming Events

The Good Doctor reading at Corner Brook Central Library (West Street) on Tuesday, October 28th at 6.30 pm. All welcome.

Check out the Newfoundland Herald, Oct 5-11, The Writing World, for an interview with Dillon Collins.

Critical Response to The Good Doctor so far

  • “A rousing good read that gives a needed and welcome counterbalance to the prevailing Grenfellian myth.” Burton K. Janes in The Compass
  • “Anything but a dry read, Butler’s book is laced with mystery and romance. It keeps the reader turning pages to find out what will happen next.” Danette Dooley in The Aurora.
  • “This novel truly is suspenseful, nail biting and enjoyable all at the same time. Butler provides a thrilling situation . . . in an extremely well written piece.” Gina Hartmann in Tink of Ink.

To see details of the Instant Hook Literary Contest, see the Ink Stains — Updated from June entry on this blog. The contest is open until December 2 (postmark date).

The Good Doctor Launch Report

Many thanks all those who came to The Good Doctor book launch on September 18 or to the signings over the weekend in St. John’s! It was great connecting with so many people. I have collected the names for the draw (First Prize, The Good Doctor; second prize, Hero) and will be drawing for the winners tomorrow. Many thanks to my publisher Flanker Press for setting up so much publicity with (so far) CBC weekend am, VOCM Backtalk, VOCM The Morning Show, The Newfoundland Herald, and the Compass.

Burton K. Janes in The Compass calls The Good Doctor “a rousing good read that gives a needed and welcome counterbalance to the prevailing Grenfellian myth.” Here is the full article/review. More later. Don’t forget The Instant Hook Literary Contest in the Updated from June post!

The Good Doctor Launch

Reading at the launch at Chapters, St. John’s

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? My latest book is a novel entitled The Good Doctor.

Quick description: The story revolves around an imposter pretending to be the renowned “medical missionary”, Doctor Wilfred Grenfell. The real Dr. Grenfell arrived in Newfoundland in 1982 as part of a mission for deep sea fishermen. After staffing a hospital ship, helping to set up nursing stations in Labrador, and founding a hospital in northern Newfoundland, he began to reach extraordinary levels of fame, particularly in the US where he did most of his fundraising. We first encounter the “fake” Dr. Grenfell on the lecture circuit of the northeastern US in 1910. The story traces their common history as medical students in the London of the 1880s when they shadowed each other through the East End slums, through the wards and corridors of the London training hospital, and…

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