Interview with Ken Poirier

When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first series of short stories and comic books when I was seven. My younger self was certainly more action oriented. Star Wars and Saturday Morning Cartoons were a big influence as a child.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The idea behind The Bear Wife was to write a classic fairy tale in the culture of the early Seneca Indians. I didn't see why Fairy Tales had to be so violent. I basically did the opposite of what Disney did in there version of Beauty and the Beast.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I hate working for other people. My regular business is a video game company called Legendary Power and there is so much involved in developing a game. With writing, it is just you and the page. Nothing to get in the way but yourself.
Who are your favorite authors?
I'm a huge Phillip K Dick fan. Dirty, ugly, and broken futures; I love them.
What is your writing process?
I'm really big on the research part. Sometimes I wish that was all I had to do. Studying culture, time periods, sociology, and technology is just completely mesmerizing to me. Then I just kind of imagine myself in that life and I'll just do that for weeks, daydreaming. Then when I have the story, I go into an outlining process, followed by what I lovingly refer to as "the grind".
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I got an old nook that I really like. e-paper. No back light. battery last forever. Although, lately I've been using my phone because I can access all my books on one device.
Do you remember the first book you ever read?
Treasure Island. It was a first edition print and I colored in it with crayons. That's one way to get a nice book as a gift from your grandpa. :)
Published 2015-04-03.
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Books by This Author

Love and Hamburgers (Rick and Liz Saga Book 1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2018 by MeTime Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Liz thinks she's running away from her problems, but she can't run away from herself... Ever since Liz was a child, she has been cursed with seeing her own future. During college she discovered the only cure... alcohol. When drinking begins to fail her, she runs off with ex-rock-musician Rick on a cross-country road trip to find the perfect hamburger in this Paranormal-Romance adventure.