Author Dea (D.H) Poirier is the author of NEXT GIRL TO DIE, which hit #1 in the Amazon charts and the bestselling thriller FIND ME IN THE DARK. She was raised in Edmond, Oklahoma, where she got her start writing in creative writing courses. She attended The University of Central Oklahoma for Computer Science. Later, she spent time living on both coasts, and traveling the United States, before finally putting down roots in Central Florida. She now resides somewhere between Disney and the swamp.

Dea Poirier is represented by Chris Bucci at Aevitas Creative Management.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you pronounce your name?

First name: Dea – Pronounced as DEE.   Last name: Poirier – POUR-E-ER

When did you start writing?

I’m not entirely sure. I always wrote songs/poetry/stories when I was a kid. The first real story I remember putting a lot of effort into was a short story for a creative writing class in high school. I wrote about a man who was accidentally turned into a potted plant by a couple witches.

Where do you get inspiration?

Normally from history, and places. Many of my stories are inspired by history, mythology, or places that I’ve stumbled on in my travels around the country.

What is your favorite book?

Diary by Chuck Palahniuk.

What’s it like having Aphantasia?

If you’ve never heard of Aphantasia, it’s the lack of creating mental imagery. There’s a scale, some people with Aphantasia can picture things roughly in their mind–I however cannot picture anything in my mind at all. My memories aren’t images, I can’t picture the faces of people I know, I don’t imagine scenes or characters from my books (I keep an excel sheet of physical features if I decide to add them at all, because I have no idea what they look like), most of my dreams don’t even have imagery. You can read more about it here! 

Which of your books should I read first?

It depends on what you’re in the mood for! Next Girl to Die was my first book, but that doesn’t mean you have to start reading there! Next Girl to Die and the follow up, Beneath the Ashes are both procedural mysteries. After You Died is a Paranormal/Supernatural Historical Thriller set at a creepy school in the State of Florida (This one is very different from my other books!). Find Me in the Dark, The Girls in the Fire, and Their Final Cry (in that order) are all part of my Harlow Durant series, this is a thriller series about a detective who is the daughter of a serial killer. The Marriage Counselor and Have You Seen Her? Are both psychological standalone thrillers, they’re not part of a series nor do they relate to one another.

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Dea Poirier
P.O. Box 888
Goldenrod, FL 32733