Monica Poole


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.

Smashwords Interview

What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I haven't done a huge amount of promoting, mostly because I don't know what to do. My best sales are hand selling at conferences. If I can talk to a potential buyer, I usually get a sale.
Describe your desk
I write at work. I have work papers everywhere, invoices, customer orders that need processing, notes from phone calls. It's organized chaos. I'm always scribbling book bits on those desk papers then tucking them under my keyboard, unusual names, dates or events I'm going to refer back to. Every once in a while a customer will get an invoice with a strange note on it. My daughter, who helps with my business, just says, "Oh, just ignore that. My mom is a weirdo."
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Truth Rebel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,980. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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?
Fourth Son
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,020. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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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.