Paul Shore


Paul Shore is a technology industry veteran and award-winning author who has worked around the globe. His drive to embrace new challenges has seen Paul involved in a variety of pursuits. After the software startup he was with in France was acquired by computer chip maker Broadcom in 1999, Paul returned to Vancouver and led the company’s voice-over-internet group for years. Marrying a talent for business with a passion for sport and community, Shore pursued a role in the world of sports and spent an inspiring, and at times physically risky, few years working for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. He has also regularly dedicated energy to volunteerism, while living in Whistler with his wife and children and exploring the mountains and ocean of the coast.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
The year I spent living and working in a small town in the South of France was so quirky and so impactful on me that I decide to write a humorous memoir about it.

Having smoke repeatedly blown in my face didn't deter this foreigner from breaking into French culture. I hope the story entertains and inspires, as I tell the tale of how I gained acceptance inside a famous charming village in Provence.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I had always wanted to write and I am quite technically savvy, so after meeting with a publishing world advisor, I decided that I had the experience required to self-publish successfully. Today's online tools and services, like Smashwords, make becoming a successful indie author much more possible than it was only a few years ago.
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Where to find Paul Shore online

Where to buy in print


Bobsleigh Jellybeans
Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
Bobsleigh Jellybeans is a light-hearted story about friendship, teamwork, imagination, and following dreams. Its colourful, vibrant, playful illustrations capture kids' attentions immediately, and are enjoyed by adults with creative imaginations too! Enjoy sharing a positive message with your children, while you learn a little about the quirky sport of bobsledding!
Uncorked: My year in Provence studying Pétanque, discovering Chagall, drinking Pastis, and mangling French
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,260. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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Will having smoke repeatedly blown in his face deter a foreigner from breaking in to French culture? Find out, as Paul Shore’s evocative story telling, wry wit, and big heart, inspire and entertain you, as he tells the tale of how he gained acceptance inside a charming village in France. Treat yourself today to some laughter and fond reminiscing about your own travels!

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bobsled    bobsleigh    dreams    europe    expat life    france    friendship    imagination    immigrant life    kindness    memoir    olympics    provence    sport    teamwork    travel    winter