Eric Poor in Bangor, Maine, August 25, 2011

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Ever wonder what it's like being a weekly newspaper reporter? Eric Poor has provided the answer, based on his 17 years of reporting local news for the award winning Monadnock Ledger Newspaper and the twice-weekly Monadnock Ledger-Transcript.

His book Working at the Word Factory is now available at  Hobblebush Books.



Cut from the womb by a madwoman, Katrina Hopkins is a young woman who never had the opportunity to know her mother. The search for her biological father unleashes a havoc that targets her mentor, Chance Wilder, and kills the love of her life, Will Ravenfeather.

Kat’s grief transforms her into a tsunami of revenge known as “the girl with imaginary boyfriend.”

Chance Wilder’s past catches up to him when his former agent and a revenge-oriented private investigator try to kill him. Rescued by the appearance of teenage lovers, Wilder goes into seclusion to heal.

Against his better judgement Wilder takes in the teenage girl who saved him from death. How could he refuse? But being in close proximity to Wilder can be a dangerous proposition as Katrina Hopkins will discover.

Kat is a healer at heart but a close call with a human predator inspires her to learn how to defend herself. Little does she know the day will come when she’ll have to kill to save both herself and her mentor.

Chance Wilder is a visual artist battling advancing age, loneliness, a decades-old case of PTSD and his own criminal tendencies. He rips off the Devil’s Deacons motorcycle club for big bucks as a way of honoring the memory of an old friend. Now his house is burning down, his career as artist is history and he’s on the run.

Wilder lays low in the small North Country town of Madstone, where he develops a fascination for the women who are Amazing Grace LaRue, who lives with dissociative (multiple) personality disorder.

In Madstone Wilder strives to change his life even as becomes a suspect in the death of Grace’s abusive lover and a series of sniper-style slayings of outdoorsmen. Meanwhile the Devil’s Deacons kill yet another of his friends. Wilder vows revenge. He uses his sudden notoriety to lure the bikers to the North Country of New Hampshire where he will let them pursue him into the wilderness, thinking they are the hunters.

My name is Eric Poor and I’m a writer. I spent 17 years working as a reporter for the award-winning weekly newspaper The Monadnock Ledger, now known as the Monadnock Ledger-Transcript, a twice weekly community newspaper. During my newspaper career I won numerous writing awards from the New Hampshire Press Association (NHPA).

Those eighteen awards include recognition for investigative reporting, education reporting, editorial writing, sports columns, serious columns, humor columns, spot news reporting, spot news photography, business reporting, and feature writing. I was twice named Columnist of the Year by the NHPA.

I am an avid outdoor sportsman and I was an outdoor columnist for 25 years for Hawkeye, New Hampshire’s outdoor sports newspaper. I have also free-lanced stories to publications like the New Hampshire Wildlife Journal and the Keene Sentinel Newspaper.

Now retired from the grind and deadlines of newspaper reporting I am working at becoming a novelist.  I have written an 85,000-word novel of crime/suspense titled “Beyond Bethlehem,” and I’m done with the first drafts of sequels named “The Road Through Success” and “Girl with Imaginary Boyfriend.” I’m also an occasional poet who is getting used to the concept of reading aloud before a crowd – pretty scary thing.

In past lives I have been a commercial fisherman, construction worker, fork lift operator, tank commander, junior executive, bartender/bar manager, land manager, board member of  the Moadnock Writer’s Group, emergency services photographer, EMT, and public information officer for the Rindge Fire Department.