Marc Therrien

Biography

Marc Therrien was born on June 8th, 1993 in Repentigny, a suburb of the city of Montreal in the province of Quebec, Canada.

It is while he attends secondary school Jean-Baptiste-Meilleur that he discovers writing. He is part of the Middle Years Program (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate and chooses to write a book on the history of the Roman Empire. Despite his intentions to publish, "Rome, the eternal empire" will never make it to the shelves. The steps to publish will never be accomplished, the book requiring a serious rewriting in the eyes of its author. Marc will never have the time to complete the work with his other obligations.

At the end of his secondary years, Marc follows studies in natural sciences at the Cégep régional de Lanaudière à l'Assomption in order to follow a training of civil engineer at university. These two years at the Cégep are marked by student journalism for the l'Éponyme, the student newspaper of his Cégep (he will write often up to two articles per week and will receive an award for his involvement at the same time that his diploma) as well as by the student strike of 2012, also called by some the Maple Spring, on which his Cégep will participate during a month.

At the exit of the Cégep, he changes his career orientation. He moves away from the civil engineering for the economy and goes at the University of Montreal. His three years there will be characterized by his involvement in student associations. He then moves to Laval University to follow a master in Economics. His thesis focuses on the costs of congestion in the cities of Québec and Lévis. After his master is obtained, he starts to work as an economist for the Department of Finance of the government of Canada.

It is during his master that Marc rediscovers writing. His passion for the television series "Game of Thrones" made him discover the world of fanfiction on the Internet while he was studying at the University of Montreal. He began to write his own fanfictions in 2016. It is also on the Internet site Fanfiction.net that he discovers Hilary Rhodes, author of fanfictions, but also of historical fictions, who publishes on Smashwords. Marc discovers the new possibilities offered by the publication of electronic books. In parallel to his studies and the writing of fanfictions, he begins to write a literary series entitled "Stellar Empires". The first volume is in writing process.

Marc is the fourth of a family of five children. He has four sisters. He is an fan of tennis and badminton, although he prefers to play the sport rather than watch it. He also loves video games, regularly follows national and international news and is a fan of history, particularly of the Roman Antiquity.

His favorite literary genres are science fiction, fantasy and fiction history. His favorite authors are George R. R. Martin, J. R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling, Isaac Asimov, Agatha Christie, Victor Hugo, Suzanne Collins and Randolph Lalonde.

His current writing projects are various. He is currently writing two fanfictions simultaneously with the first volume of "Stellar Empires". His future projects are numerous and include the successive volumes of "Stellar Empires", historical fictions on characters of the Roman Antiquity, a sport drama series, as well as various fanfictions.

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Marc Therrien est né le 8 juin 1993 à Repentigny, une banlieue de la ville de Montréal dans la province du Québec, au Canada.

C'est pendant qu'il fréquente l'école secondaire Jean-Baptiste-Meilleur qu'il découvre l'écriture. Il fait en effet partie du Programme d'éducation internationale (PEI) et choisit d'écrire un livre d'histoire sur l'Empire romain. Malgré ses intentions de le publier, «Rome l'Empire infini» ne se retrouvera jamais sur les tablettes. Les démarches pour le faire publier ne seront jamais entreprises, le livre nécessitant une sérieuse réécriture aux yeux de son auteur. Marc n'aura jamais le temps de compléter l'ouvrage avec ses autres obligations.

À la sortie du secondaire, Marc effectue des études en Sciences naturelles au Cégep régional de Lanaudière à L'Assomption dans le but de suivre une formation d'ingénieur civil à l'université. Ces deux années au Cégep sont marquées par du journalisme étudiant pour l'Éponyme, le journal étudiant de son Cégep (il écrira souvent jusqu'à deux articles par semaine et recevra une bourse pour son implication en même temps que son diplôme) ainsi que par la grève étudiante de 2012, aussi appelée par certains le Printemps Érable, à laquelle son Cégep participera pendant un mois.

À la sortie du Cégep, il change d'orientation professionnelle. Il délaisse le génie civil pour l'économie et entre à l'Université de Montréal. Les trois années qu'il y passera seront caractérisées par son implication dans les associations étudiantes de son université. Il entre ensuite à l'Université Laval pour effectuer une maîtrise en économique. Son mémoire porte sur les coûts de la congestion routière dans les villes de Québec et Lévis. Après avoir obtenu sa maîtrise, il commence à travailler comme économiste pour le ministère des Finances du Canada.

C'est pendant sa maîtrise que Marc redécouvre l'écriture. Sa passion pour la série télévisée «Game of Thrones» lui avait fait découvrir le monde de la fanfiction sur Internet pendant qu'il étudiait à l'Université de Montréal. Il entreprend d'écrire ses propres fanfictions en 2016. C'est aussi sur le site Internet fanfiction.net qu'il découvre Hilary Rhodes, auteure de fanfictions, mais aussi de fictions historiques, qu'elle publie sur Smashwords. Marc découvre ainsi les nouvelles possibilités offertes par la publication de livres électroniques. En parallèle à ses études et à l'écriture de fanfictions, il se lance dans l'écriture d'une série littéraire intitulée «Les Empires stellaires». Le premier tome est en cours d'écriture.

Marc est le quatrième d'une famille de cinq enfants. Il a quatre soeurs. C'est un amateur de tennis et de badminton, quoiqu'il préfère faire du sport plutôt que le regarder. Il adore aussi les jeux vidéo, suit régulièrement l'actualité nationale et internationale et est un fan d'histoire, tout particulièrement de l'Antiquité romaine.

Ses genres littéraires favoris sont la science fiction, le fantasy et la fiction historique. Ses auteurs préférés sont George R. R. Martin, J. R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling, Isaac Asimov, Agatha Christie, Victor Hugo, Suzanne Collins et Randolph Lalonde.

Ses projets d'écriture actuels sont divers. Il écrit actuellement deux fanfictions simultanément en plus de commencer le premier tome des «Empires stellaires». Ses projets d'écriture pour l'avenir sont nombreux et incluent les tomes successifs des «Empires stellaires», des fictions historiques sur des personnages de l'Antiquité romaine, une série de drame sportif, ainsi que diverses fanfictions.

Smashwords Interview

Qu'aimez-vous le plus dans le fait d'écrire?
J'aime écrire, tout simplement, mais ce que j'apprécie le plus est de créer des histoires que d'autres aiment lire également. Je peux ainsi à la fois avoir du plaisir en écrivant, mais aussi savoir que je fournis des histoires qu'elles apprécient à d'autres personnes
Que représentent vos fans pour vous?
Mes fans, et mes lecteurs en général, sont tout à mes yeux. Ils sont la raison pour laquelle j'écris, ou tout du moins pour laquelle je publie des livres et des histoires. Sans eux, je n'aurais aucune raison d'écrire et de publier ce que j'écris. Je considérerait comme une perte de temps d'écrire un livre qui n'a aucune utilité ou dont personne ne voudrait.
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Smashwords book reviews by Marc Therrien

  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins on March 03, 2017

    This is a fantastic opening tome for a long serie of novels. I can't wait to read the other ones. Although it is mainly a science fiction novel, there is a good mix and balance of adventure, action, romance, science and psychology in this. It also brings the question of the morality of science (cloning, artificial intelligence, genetical and memory manipulation). The technical details on future science are also very helpful. I would recommend this book to every people who love stories of adventure in futuristic times. If someone loved TV shows like Star Trek or Stargate, he or she will love this.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcasts 1 and 2: Resurrection and Awakening on March 16, 2017

    Very good. I loved the twist at the end, where we discovered that Jake Valance is in fact a clone of Jonas. That was fantastic. Very pleasant to read, though I wish the table of contents was more detailed so we could go from a chapter to another more easily. Still, a great book.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 3: Triton on May 15, 2017

    Quite good. I regret the major deaths, but I suppose this can open new paths to explore in the future. I like how you introduced religious fanatism as a new problem in the galaxy, mixing technology with extremism.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 4: Frontline on June 25, 2017

    A fantastic tome of the Spinward Fringe series, with a lot of action, and unforeseen developments in the war ravaging the galaxy. Characters we loved and that we believed to be gone are back. Some spelling mistakes, but nothing major. The story is fantastic.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 5: Fracture on July 13, 2017

    Excellent tome of the series. To be honest, it must be my favourite so far, easy to read. Some of the preceeding tomes were heavy to read from time to time, with everything that happened in many different places, and all the technology and science made it hard to understand the whole story, but this one brings some fresh air into your mind. Don't get it wrong, the science and technology is part of the story and they are what makes it interesting in good part. This book just brings a change from the heavy science/tech concepts. It may be overflowing by moments. On to read "Fragments" now.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 6: Fragments on Aug. 06, 2017

    Fantastic chapter of the Spinward Fringe series. A lot of action, great twists, centered on the action rather than the details of places and people. Very interesting environment.
  • The Expendable Few - A Spinward Fringe Novel on Aug. 24, 2017

    Great twists as always. They catch us completely unaware. The story looked quite rushed, however. Sometimes, we barely have time to understand what's going on.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 7: Framework on Sep. 19, 2017

    A worthy bittersweet end. I find interesting how the story is slowly evolving from à fight between good and evil towards a greyer conflict. The antagonists are no longer as evil as the ones we previously had, and I like it. Spinward Fringe took a very interesting turn, though I wish things went better for Jacob. The only thing I regret is the lack of digging into the mind of the characters. We don't get to see their evolution in enough detail, but I know the Spinward series was written in a more action-centered storyline and I don't blame you for that. Good work, as always.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 8: Renegades on Sep. 29, 2017

    I must admit that with the previous novels, I struggled to a certain extent to keep reading, but wth this one, I couldn't stop. Thank you, Randolph, for this piece of art.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 9: Warpath on Oct. 24, 2017

    Very good book. Going right away to read Broadcast 10. I agree with another reviewer that there are some mistakes in the writing. The story remains exceptional, but the revision may need some enhancement. Is this my imagination or is there some Mass Effect inspiration in this one? A new character is called Liara, and a mentioned character has the family name Lawson.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10: Freeground on Oct. 29, 2017

    I’m waiting with impatience the next installment of Spinward Fringe. This one was as good as the previous ones. Keep up th good work, Randolph. I started reading Spinward Fringe months ago, and I don’t regret starting it. This is a very good series. Thank you for these 11 books, and thanks in advance for all those that will follow.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 10.5: Carnie's Tale on Feb. 09, 2018

    Very good. I was deep into the story and couldn't stop reading Noah's journey, especially at the end. I can't wait for Revenge.
  • Star Crusades Uprising Complete Series Box Set (Books 1 - 6) on May 15, 2018

    I read the six books, and I must say this is an amazing work. Very action focused, we would think ourselves in the heart of the events. It may be too action focused to my taste sometimes. Twists and great revelations are not always easy to understand, and the story doesn’t dig very deeply into characters. It is hard to understand their motivations, why they do what they’re doing. Their backstory is very limited when there is one. Overall, still an amazing series. If you like action, this one is for you. It is just easier to bond with the action and the fight than with the characters of the story. Thank you, Michael G. Thomas.
  • Spinward Fringe Broadcast 11: Revenge on July 11, 2018

    And another very good installment for Spinward Fringe. I'm eager to buy Invasion as soon as it is released. I can sense a great battle is coming and this installment was very good to set the stage for it.