S.M. Carrière

Biography

Born in 1983 in Quito, Ecuador, S.M. Carrière has lived in five countries around the world including Ecuador, Gabon and The Philippines. The family moved to Australia from The Philippines shortly after the commencement of hostilities there in 1989.

After graduating High School, S.M. Carrière worked full time as an Office Junior at a law firm in Brisbane, Queensland before moving to Canada in 2001. In 2002 she began her academic career beginning in Criminology, but switching to Directed Interdisciplinary Studies (focusing on Perhistoric Anthropology and Archaeology) after her first year. She graduated with a B.A. Hon from Carleton University in 2007 with honours.

It wasn't until well after graduation that writing found her. She hasn't looked back since.

S.M. Carrière now resides in Canada with her two cats and a growing collection of books.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't really remember the very first story I ever wrote. I was always writing, it seems. I do remember the first story I grew serious about. It don't remember much about it, only that the protagonist was a red-headed girl who had a matching sage green bath towel/wash cloth set. It was probably awful, if I'm honest with myself. I was perhaps fourteen-years-old when I was writing this story.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
This is another one where I cannot remember the exact first story I ever read.
I remember loving a book when I was very young called 'Lickity Split' ... or 'The Adventure of LIckity Split'. Something along those lines. It was an illustrated poem about a young dinosaur who got lost. I can still recite the opening lines:
Lickity Split went walking one day,
When he took a left turn and went the wrong way.
My parents had a library with an entire wall of books; most of them speculative fiction. It is probably the main reason why I write it now. I remember being utterly enthralled by Frank Herbert's 'Dune' as well as Piers Anthony's 'Xanth' series. From there I fell in love with David Eddings' 'Elenium' series, and well, the rest are all falling dominoes.
I've always loved reading. I'm really very good at suspending my disbelief. While this makes me a terrible editor, it makes for fantastic reading. I'm easily transported to other worlds, and get deeply emotionally invested in the characters very quickly... if the writing is good!
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Books

The Summer Bird
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Series: The Seraphimé Saga, Volume 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 95,670. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
After a devastating raid by the slavers of the eastern Ottalan Empire that cripples her clan, killing the chieftain and his wife, Seraphimé, princess of the Osprey Clan, is left for dead in the snows of her homeland, the Sierran Tundra. Aided by an ancient god, she must make peace with her fate to save the land and the people she loves.
The Dying God: A Short Story
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Series: The Dying God. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,620. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An ancient being takes in a lost street girl, and sets in motion the restoration of the rightful rulers of the land.
River Woman
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Series: The Dying God. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A tribe of cave dwellers take in a strange young woman who came from the cold waters of the river.
The Taming of Man II
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Series: The Dying God. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Haughty lords of false cave try to claim a girl who runs with the wild and mighty Lord of Horses.
The Taming of Man I
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Series: The Dying God. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A mighty Black Hound adopts a young boy, orphaned by the same volcanic eruption that killed her entire pack.
Mr. Campbell
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Series: The Dying God. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A frustrated writer discovers an undersea world he falls in love with.
Imp
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Series: The Dying God. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,410. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An orphan hovering on the edge of abandonment discovers a strange little creature living in her amethyst pendant.
Lady of Shadow
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Series: The Dying God. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,080. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A nobleman's daughter becomes a slave in a strange land. Earning the title of 'lioness' she must learn to be strong in order to gain her freedom.
The Undying
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Series: The Dying God. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A young woman learns what happens when the brave die.
Diary of a Veteran
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Series: The Dying God. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In worn-torn Europe, a young soldier stumbles into a world he never thought possible.
Her Father's Eyes
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Series: The Dying God. Price: Free! Words: 3,770. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(2.50 from 2 reviews)
A young girl is given a mysterious key and unlocks her forgotten heritage.
Ethan Cadfael: The Battle Prince
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,030. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When a young warrior-queen stumbles into the ho-hum capital city of Canada, all hell breaks loose.
The Dying God & Other Stories
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Series: The Dying God. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,290. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The Dying God & Other Stories is a collection of short stories and poems inspired by faerie tales and folklore from the imagination of S.M. Carrière. Influenced by the bitter-sweet traditions of The Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, as well as Medieval Irish and Welsh tales, The Dying God is sure to delight dreamers of all ages!

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  • The Watchman of Ephraim (Cris De Niro, Book 1) on Jan. 27, 2011

    Before I start this review, it's important to note, in the spirit of full disclosure, that I know and am friends with the author. Despite this fact, I promise you none of the claims made herein are in any way exaggerated. This was a great read. To be sure, there were some things that I didn't like so much. Mr. de Marigny makes no apologies for either his faith or his political orientation - and nor should he! However, as an extremely liberal cynical agnostic myself, some views expressed by the heroes of the story were a little discordant with my own. If you are also an extremely liberal cynical agnostic, I can promise you, once you get passed those initial things, this story is absolutely great. Being a friend with Mr. de Marigny, I also am friends with people we are mutually acquainted with. It was a wonderful inclusion to see some of the characters who share names with these people (especially the character of David Nicholls). This heightened my enjoyment of the book substantially. I'm still grinning over it. Though you might not know the real David Nicholls, guaranteed his portrayal in the book will make you smile as well. The bottle of scotch - a lovely touch, Gerard! Onto the story itself. If you're concerned about picking up a book that is labelled "Christian Fiction," don't let that keep you from this title. The fact that the main character happens to be a devout Christian isn't really the main thrust of this narrative. It is simply a feature of the character, and informs his decisions just as any other personality trait would. This isn't "Angels save the world" in the literal 'and the heavens opened and the Lords of Shouting declared war upon the enemies of God' sense. This is a political thriller, through and through. That said, it's a pretty typical example of its genre. The plot is fairly predictable, and if you don't guess the mole the moment you meet him, then there is something wrong with your synapses. There was one line which made me giggle when I'm sure it wasn't supposed to. It was something out an old Bond movie. "So, Mr. Bond, you have discovered my fiendishly clever disguise." The word 'infidel' is used quite a bit as well. Some overly P.C. people might find it slightly Islamophobic. However, religious extremists exist in the world and there are Muslim extremists. It's a fact. It exists, so I can't cry foul over it at all. Besides, they are the enemy of the day. Just to level it out, the old foes - the Russians - make an appearance. For all this, I found myself attached to the characters. De Niro's struggles over his deceased wife are very touching, as is his fierce protectiveness over his two sons. Also, I did tear up a bit when one of the characters died. The writing is very solid. I've read much worse from trade published authors. If you like political thrillers, you will like this book. I recommend it.
  • Web Secrets on Feb. 25, 2011

    Again, in the interest of honesty, I know the author. Like others I've read, this book is typically out of my reading field, it not being Fantasy, and all. That out of the way, I really, really liked this book. I generally don't read these type of books because I find them terribly predictable. Indeed, in this one, I spotted the villain the moment I met him. I also guessed at his connection to the heroine and was spot on the money. However, a nice little twist at the end made me groan - I should have caught it, but didn't. That put a smile on my face. Nicely done, Ms. Dauber! Do yourselves a favour, read the Prologue. I have a habit of reading them because, at least in Fantasy, they contain wonderful details and back-story that enrich the world the characters inhabit. In this case, the Prologue set a really, really interesting scene which was the main driving force behind me wanting to read the rest of the book. It really ought to have been the first chapter, rather than just a prologue. So read it. The text is dense with descriptives, which put me in a state of constant emotional alert, and it was rather draining. However, the story moved nicely, and by the last four chapters, it moved very quickly indeed. I just had to keep reading to find out what happened. If you like murder mystery, I'm sure you'll really like this book as well.