Stephen Poirier


Stephen L. Poirier was born in 1966 and raised on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. He received a BA in History from Acadia University in 1989 and MA in History from the University of Western Ontario in 1990. He has been traveling the world the last twenty odd years, working mostly as an English teacher and part-time history professor in Canada, South Korea, and Russia. When not reading, watching sports, his favorite TV shows, and movies, he spends his time teaching English, writing English education textbooks, and working on his own writing projects. He currently resides in Seoul, South Korea, where he teaches English at a small college.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing as a child, doing short stories, most of which I can no longer find. Then in high school and university I gave up as I was so bogged down with academic work. After I went to Korea in 1992 to teach English I tried to pick it up again and started with short stories and then screenplays. In the late 90s I finished my first novel, titled Lost Works but now it has been published as 'Into the Badlands'. Then in 2007 I began academic writing, mostly English textbooks and i am still doing that part-time as I try to work on novels. I have recently gotten heavily into writing fanfic which gives you immediate feedback, so that is nice..
What's the story behind your latest book?
'The Deserter' was part of a unproduced screenplay i wrote back in the late 90s. It had three stories, one each for heaven, hell, and purgatory, all tied together. The purgatory part is now my short story 'The Meeting'. 'The Deserter' is the hell part. The heaven part is called 'The Garden of Eden' and I am working on converting it to a short story now. A lot of the inspiration for 'The Deserter' came after I toured the Somme World War I battlefields in France in the summer of 1997.
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The Deserter
By Stephen Poirier
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2014. Category: Fiction
Shell shocked and wounded on the battlefields of France in World War I, Private Bliss encounters a strange Soldier who is doing his master's bidding, searching for the souls of the dead, including Bliss'.
Into the Badlands
By Stephen Poirier
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 95,930. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Fiction
Charlie Grimes knows a secret. Deep in the Badlands, the blasted wasteland of a post-apocalyptic western Untied States, lies something that can save his dying world. Charlie heads west with five soldiers, but others also know, and will kill anyone who gets in their way. As the two groups converge on the lost secret's hidden location, an epic struggle begins and only a few lucky ones will survive.
The Meeting
By Stephen Poirier
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 7,900. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Fiction
Two enemies are killed at the same time by the same man and journey to a strange meeting where they will learn their fates in the hereafter.
The Magic Detection Agency - Book 1: The Boy in the Mirror
By Stephen Poirier
Series: The Magic Detection Agency, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 143,840. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012. Category: Fiction
Magic is real. Karen Jenkins didn't believe it was, but now she has no choice. She used to be a thief in New York City. One night on the job she saw something amazing in a mirror and her life changed forever. Now she is caught up in a crazy adventure with a secret society of magic users - the so-called Magic Detection Agency - as they try to return to a parallel world.

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