Literary Nonfiction. Reporter Eric Poor found himself flying in an antique WWII bomber one day and serving on a panel with a MAD magazine editor the next. He might be climbing a mountain in the snow to interview a man celebrating his 80th birthday and the next day be hitching a flight to Belize. His job as a journalist and photographer brought him countless adventures. Curiosity may have killed a cat but it makes a journalist's motor purr.If you are considering a life in journalism, or are just curious about what a journalist's life is like, this book is for you. The author lays out both the challenges and the rewards, and leaves behind a number of valuable tips—for living and for writing—along the way.
Eric Poor is a retired award-winning journalist who worked for the weekly Monadnock Ledger newspaper and the twice-weekly Monadnock Ledger- Transcript. An avid outdoor sports enthusiast, he also writes for Hawkeye, New Hampshire's hunting and fishing newspaper. He lives in Rindge, New Hampshire with his wife Marsha and serves as an EMT, photographer and public information officer for the Rindge Fire Department. He is the author of WORKING AT THE WORD FACTORY: THE CURIOUS LIFE OF A SMALL-TOWN NEWSPAPER JOURNALIST (Hobblebush Books, 2013). Author City: RINDGE, NH USA