Steven Poore

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Steven Poore writes epic fantasies (Malessar's Curse: Heir To The North, and the sequel, The High King's Vengeance - both from Kristell Ink Books), ripping space adventures (The Empire Dance), and other shaggy dog tales. BFS Award-winning publisher Fox Spirit Books publishes several of his short stories in their Fox Pockets range of collections. Steven is also one of the organisers of the SFSF Social.

He has been onstage with Jane Horrocks and the RSC, and co-produced the Sheffield theatre premiere of Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters. Steven is a founder member of the Sheffield SF&F Writers’ Group, where much of Malessar's Curse was drafted and workshopped. Steven lives in Sheffield with a crafty partner, a three-legged cat, and a critical
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Steven Poore Don't be afraid.
Don't be afraid of writing.
Don't be afraid of finishing.
Don't be afraid of rewriting.
Don't be afraid of writers' groups.
Don't be…more
Don't be afraid.
Don't be afraid of writing.
Don't be afraid of finishing.
Don't be afraid of rewriting.
Don't be afraid of writers' groups.
Don't be afraid of critiques.
Don't be afraid of re-rewriting, editing, and polishing.
Don't be afraid of submitting.
Don't be afraid of rejection.
Don't be afraid of more rejection.
Don't be afraid of success.
Don't be afraid.(less)
Steven Poore I usually have several things on the go at any one time, all in different states of unfinishedness. There's a series of slightly comic shaggy-dog…moreI usually have several things on the go at any one time, all in different states of unfinishedness. There's a series of slightly comic shaggy-dog tales about a South Yorkshire superhero and his various troubles, and a rather dark short story set in a sort of Ainu Japan analogue. Oh, and a fairytale set partly on the Shropshire Union Canal. And The Empire Dance - I'll never have time to be bored!(less)
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ED6: Damaged Intelligence – COVER REVEAL!

Cover reveal time! The sixth installment of the Empire Dance series is sat on the launch pads, nose pointed at the stars, ready to go – and yes, there will be pre-order links soon! But first… That’s CAS Special Agent Kit Nagoya there, diving through clouds of shattered glass as ne pursues nir target, the … Continue reading ED6: Damaged Intelligence – COVER REVEAL! Read more of this blog post »
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“Men may act as cruelly as dragons, but dragons will never act as men do.”
Steven Poore, The Heir to the North

“Never accept help from a dragon. Dragons do not offer help. They offer fate.”
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“Your tills are talking to me and want me to take them home. Does this often happen?”
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“Your fortune teller cursed me. Foul spirits haunt every supermarket I go to. I can't show my face in Morrisons.”
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“Men may act as cruelly as dragons, but dragons will never act as men do.”
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“This is the twilight shift, dear. Neither here nor there. But if you go into the dark, there'll be no turning back. Stay out of the office and you'll be happy. Trust me.”
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