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 have been an outdoor columnist for 20 years for Hawkeye, New Hampshire’s outdoor sports newspaper. I have also free-lanced stories to publications like the New Hampshire Wildlife Journal.
Now retired from the grind and deadlines of newspaper reporting I am working at becoming a novelist. I have written a 100,000 word novel of suspense titled “Beyond Bethlehem,” and I’m nearly done with the first draft of a sequel named “The Road Through Success.” I recently contracted with literary agent Jon Tienstra of KT Public Relations and Literary Services to market “Beyond Bethlehem.”
I’m also an occasional poet who is getting used to the concept of reading aloud before a crowd – pretty scary thing.
I belong to a writing group called the Monadnock Writers Group. I am also the photographer and Public Information Officer for the Rindge Fire Department, which allows me to respond to fires and other traumatic events at all hours just like when I was a reporter.
In past lives I have been a commercial fisherman, construction worker, fork lift operator, tank commander, junior executive, bartender/bar manager, and land manager.