Monica Poole resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Douglas and her three children, Deby, David, and Michael. She started making up stories at a young age and never outgrew the fun of it. The world of the Trimar Republic has been in her head from a very young age. "A frightening thought when one considers the darkness of that landscape," she admits. "Who knows what factors give the imagination its direction?"
As an adult she became interested in the issues of religion and politics. "I know, the two issues no one wants to discuss! But the differences in belief are what makes them so interesting. The part that intrigues me most is seeing how religion and politics combine to control society. If a person is convinced that their eternal destination is decided by their present behavior, then that behavior can be controlled. That power can be used for good or ill depending on the motives of the one dictating the behavior. It is a sobering thought to see how our society is controlled in this very way, whether it be religious, political, or needs motivated. The people deciding the rules have their own selfish interests in mind and not necessarily what is best for society."
By day, Monica is the owner and operator of a specialty bakery. She is on the board of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers and she moderates two fiction critique groups, both in Denver. She writes during her free time. Look for the first three books in the Trimar Republic Series to be out in 2015 and 2016.
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by Monica Poole
In Fourth Son, Jahnes came of age and accepted his role as the Builder. Now, in Truth Rebel, Xanthia, the Heir to the Trimar Throne must accept her place. Will Xanthia remain under the indomitable influence of the church, or will her desire for the truth give her the courage to resist?
by Monica Poole
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When a mining accident claims his father’s life, sixteen year old Jahnes Tehrel must find a way to keep his family from being forced into slavery in a world of harsh laws and even harsher penalties. Standing in his path is a divinely-appointed puppet government and a church intent on exploiting the people of Jahnes's world for their own mysterious needs.
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