Shawn P. Cormier

Biography

Shawn Cormier was born in the small town of Southbridge, Massachusetts. He found his love for words early, reading the likes of Jim Kjelgaard, Jack London and J.R.R. Tolkien. Finally, having run out of "good reads", he put pen to paper and at age twelve wrote his first short story. He has been writing ever since, earning his Creative Writing degree from Long Island University, Southampton Campus in 1989. When not writing, he can be found in his jewelry store, repairing ancient heirlooms and studying the magical properties of gems, and wishing he was writing.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
Books played a major part in my childhood. I was a loner with few friends. I was not a sports fan, so my heroes were fictitious characters. The books I read taught me many of the virtues I still carry with me. While some kids looked up to and emulated the sports figure of the week, I looked up to and emulated the likes of Aragorn from the Lord of the Rings, Travis from Old Yeller, and Menion Leah (from The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks.) I was a library rat. Some of my favorite books when I was a child were Old Yeller by Fred Gibson, Snow Dog by Kjelgaard, White Fang by London, everything Tolkien and The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks. Those are still my five favorite books!
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember it well! I knew I wanted to be a writer after I read Jim Kjelgaard's Big Red, the story of a boy and his dog and how they hunted down a killer bear. I was so smitten with that book that the first story I ever wrote (for my fifth grade English teacher, Ms. Budzinski) was titled, "Old Majesty.” Old Majesty was the bear in Big Red, so I guess you could say there was a wee bit of plagiarism involved. But I was only 11, and I did get an A. After that I read The Hobbit and knew I wanted to write fantasy.
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Videos

Nomadin Audio Book Chapter One
This is Chapter one of Nomadin read by the ultra talented Jus Sargeant. Hope you enjoy!

Books

Necromancer - Sequel to NiDemon
Series: Nomadin Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,600. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50)
Transported to a cursed land, Ilien must seek and destroy the one thing that can never be destroyed. His only hope lies with a horribly deformed child he unknowingly maimed, and a mystical woman whose past is secretly entwined with his. If he succeeds, he may never see home again. If he fails, he will forever be known as . . . the Necromancer.
NiDemon - Sequel to Nomadin
Series: Nomadin Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,820. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
Fleeing the Nomadin, Ilien seeks aid from the last person he ever thought would give it. For his father, Gallund, is held prisoner by an enemy immune to Nomadin magic, an enemy who would use him to release an unthinkable evil upon the world. To rescue him, Ilien must forsake all he knows to be true. He must learn a forbidden magic. He must discover who he truly is, or become . . . NiDemon.
Nomadin
Series: Nomadin Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 87,400. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.50)
Twelve-year-old Ilien Woodhill is having a rough week. His enchanted pencil won't stop mouthing off to the biggest bully in town, he discovers he might be Satan reborn, and the eyes he accidentally conjured up refuse to leave him alone. Oh, and he might have been born a girl. He's not sure which bothers him most, but he is dead sure of one thing. Saving the world won't be easy!

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Smashwords book reviews by Shawn P. Cormier

  • The Hour Glass Dagger on Sep. 19, 2012

    The Hour Glass Dagger grabbed my attention from the start. The writing was professional, the action well-paced, the characters likeable. First impressions were very high. As I read further, my impressions began to fade as the author began to switch back and forth between more than a few story lines that had no apparent ties to each other, at least that I could see. At first this did not bother me as I figured the author would begin to bring the story lines together somehow. But that never happened. In fact, the story lines were even written in different voices so that they seemed even more disjointed. That said, the book is the first book in a multi book saga, so perhaps the story will even itself out in subsequent novels. I have hopes that the story that began in the first few chapters of Book One will rear it's wonderful head again and take me on a grand ride once more!