About Paul Betit
A former Maine newspaperman, Betit is the author of three military crime novels featuring U.S. Army CID investigator John Murphy.
In November 2016, BeeMan Books will publish Let Me Tell A Story, a mix of short fiction and memoir. Half the stories in this collection are set in Maine. A lot of them were inspired by Betit's experiences during the Vietnam War and its aftermath.
A native of Augusta, Maine, Betit worked as a general assignment reporter or as a sportswriter for nearly 39 years, including stints with the Kennebec Journal (1974-85) in Augusta and the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram (1985-2013). In 1991 and 1996, he received awards from the Maine Press Association for sports feature writing.
Betit is a 1975 graduate of the University of Maine, earning a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. While attending the University of Maine at Augusta on a part-time basis, he worked as an account executive for radio stations in Gardiner and in Portland.
Following his graduation from Cony High School (1965) in Augusta, Betit served four years as an intelligence analyst for the United States Army Security Agency. He earned Letters of Commendation for his work while serving lengthy tours in South Vietnam (1966-67) and Ethiopia (1967-69).
Mr. Betit lives in Brunswick, Maine, with his wife, Debbie. They have two sons.
His interests include bridge, golf, reading, writing, conversing with all sorts of people about all sorts of subjects, and, most importantly, spending time with his family.
About this website
Through this website, it is hoped more readers will become aware of the world of CID investigator John Murphy and to that of his creator, Paul Betit.
Take a look around. Learn about the books and authors Betit likes to read, the places he’s been, his upcoming public appearances and his writing plans.