Thou Torturest Me

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R.M. Doyon


R.M. Doyon has been a journalist, speechwriter, public relations executive and author for nearly four decades. 

A graduate of The University of Western Ontario and Carleton University’s School of Journalism, he began his career with the Ottawa Citizen before becoming a political reporter and Parliamentary Bureau Chief for United Press International. After UPI, Doyon wrote for The Vancouver Province, Maclean’s, and The Financial Post before serving as a speechwriter and communications advisor for two Canadian government departments. He is the co-founder of High Road Communications, a successful public relations firm.

Inspired by true events, Upcountry, his debut novel and a story of love, revenge and redemption, was released in October, 2010. Set entirely in Upstate New York, Upcountry has received rave reviews from around the world. His 2013 sequel, Thou Torturest Me, continues the narrative of the tragic Schumacher family, introducing the struggle between an Amish man and an ‘English’ girl, setting in motion a bigotry-driven clash of cultures and violence. 

His third and final installment in his Upcountry Series, The Beginning Game, was published in November, 2016.  It recounts the mission of a bitter young man, first introduced in Thou Torturest Me, exacting revenge on those he feels responsible for the twelve-hundred-and-seventy-seven days he spent in an upstate New York prison.

A father of two and grandfather to four, he and his wife, Shelley, split their time between the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River and the California desert.