Super Human: A Young Adult Sci-Fi Novel

Super Human is the first book in a new Young Adult Science Fiction series.
Super Human: Out of Time will be released in the Spring of 2020.

Super Human is the first book in a new Young Adult Science Fiction series. Through an out-of-this-world adventure, it takes a close look at the role of anxiety and our thoughts on outcomes in our lives.

Super Human is currently in negotiations to be turned into a TV Series.

Readers praise Super Human:

“I was hooked from page 1. I started out expecting a fun-filled Sci-Fi novel. The deeper I got in the more I realized that there was so much more to take away. By the end, I found myself adjusting the way I look at everyday situations. For people with anxiety, this is a must-read. I highly recommend!”

— Anna

“This YA book is not usually my genre but it grabbed me on page one. This fast-moving story made for a fun read with important messages for all ages. I can and would like to see a series with Will, Lily, & Russell. I want more. I now need to rethink my dismissal of this genre.”

— Amazon review

“Super Human is one of the best young-adult books I’ve read in that it introduces the power of positivity, a mindset to which our teenagers need to be exposed to prepare for life.
I highly recommend this book…
– to all parents of children in their early teens and their teens,
– to teachers of high-school students and their students,
– to tutors who suggest books to their tutees,
– to counselors who work with teenagers,
and to everyone else.
I look forward to reading the next one in the series.”

— Amazon review

Super Human is available worldwide through Amazon:


Book Launch Promotion
To promote the launch, Sunday, May 9, the eBook will be free.

The paperback edition will have Promotional Auspicious Pricing. Normally $12.95, it will be priced at $11.11 – $1.11 – $.11 – $.01 = $9.88. Click the links above for your location.

Super Human is also free through Kindle Unlimited.

Dan Pouliot

About the Author
A New Hampshire native, Dan Pouliot studied Fine Art at UNH, and his digital works are in multiple permanent collections. Dan’s been a positive psychology student, practitioner & coach, then a blogger, then an amateur Remote Viewer, a tad psychic, and now a novelist. Anxiety propelled him to examine introspection as a tool to take control of his mental habits to maximize outcomes. Quite possibly just like you, he’s not quite sure what he was doing before this lifetime.

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A Eulogy to My Mom on Mother’s Day

I am alone. No one truly understands me.

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Super Human 5th Edition Launch: Free today

Super Human

It’s a Super Human 5th Edition launch party!

High school friends Will and Lily stumble into ownership of a strange, unfamiliar object. Will quickly learns that he possesses— and has always possessed— a fantastic, ancient technology.

Together, Will and Lily uncover a mind-bending technology. One so ubiquitous it was right in front their face yet invisible to them both. One so fast it travels at the speed of thought, so powerful that it could cause peace to break out for 1,000 years yet so strange it works best when they share it with their enemy. And one so magnificent its grants to its wielder the courage to embark on a first kiss. And yet ultimately so terrifying that Will denies its very existence just so he doesn’t have to ever wield it.

Will and Lily learn the world they thought they knew is all an illusion, as they are thrust into a world of psychic spying, alien craft, spontaneous downloads of information, angels, and sinister figures who will stop at nothing to keep this mysterious technology a secret.

Editor Keidi Keating says of this YA Sci-Fi adventure, “clever…enlightening…stellar ending.”
The ebook is free today. Emoji synopsis:📚🥋🏃‍♀️❤️🏃‍♂️🕶☁️🛸👽🧠💋
Grab your copy and enjoy!

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Win Charles Interviews me on her podcast

Yes, it was

I had a wonderful time with @WinKellyCharles last night on her Podcast Ask Win. We had such a great time we went long. We talked about my book, anxiety, disabilities, God, Trump, graffiti & more. Win supports indie authors this way, support her back!

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#WritingCommunityOnlineMeetup Moderator’s Guide

Hi, I’m Dan Pouliot. You may remember me from such tweets as, “It was just a joke” and such personalized DMs as, “Hello. How are you?”

Hey #WritingCommunity lurker. Do you want more followers? If you answered yes to any of these questions, do I have an opportunity for you? Hang on. (clears throat) Do I have an opportunity for you! Become a #WritingCommunityOnlineMeetup Moderator!

“Gee, Mr. Pouliot. I’m curious, but that sounds terrific/frightening/ confusing/maddening/ life-affirming/disgusting.”

I couldn’t agree more, Jimmy. That’s why I’ve created this simple seventy-five step Moderator’s Guide.

“Wow, that sounds easy! So I don’t have to do squat, right?”

No, Jimmy, that’s where you’re dead wrong. Your time obligation will be long and arduous. It will take you more minutes than you have fingers on your hands and feet.

“How many attendees can I expect?”

Zoom’s infinitely superior technology supports enough attendees for everyone on the planet. But don’t worry, only half of them are writers.

“Can anyone really do this?”

Zoom reminds me they haven’t tested their software on the criminally insane, but other than that, yes!

“Will I get to meet new writers and listen to their stories?”

Unfortunately, yes.

Anyone can host a #WritingCommunityOnlineMeetup. Here’s my DIY template. As a moderator, sign up at (it’s free). You could copy & paste this template into a Google Doc or whatnot to share the details of your meetup, or heck, just to a multipart-tweet. Replace the items in italics with your meeting specifics.

Date/Time: (this is a global event)
Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4)

Required Software: Zoom
From your computer:

From your phone, download the Zoom app.

Meetings are typically 30 minutes (Zoom allows up to 40 minutes free). The moderator will adjust speaking times depending on how many show up. We want everyone to get a chance to introduce themselves and speak!

Join Zoom Meeting

Password: writing

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,718743582# US (New York)

+14086380968,,718743582# US (San Jose)

Dial by your location

       +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

       +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 718 743 582

Find your local number:

Do I have to show my face?

No, Zoom lets you toggle your camera on or off. That said, deaf attendees might require video for lip reading purposes. So if you are willing, video would help with accessibility for all attendees.

I’m outside of the US. Can I still join?



0) Welcome
1) Introductions
2) Topic: your topic goes here.
3) Wrap up. Keep firm end time (30 min total) to respect people’s time

Some Agenda Ideas:
The _____ thing happened to me.
Most Wonderful
Most Tragic
Most Romantic
Most Profound

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Reason and the ability to use it are two separate skills

To be fluent in a language means not only that you can understand it, but that you can speak it competently. Competency in the language does not necessarily make it your first language. It may be your second, or third. Your first language is your dominant one.

Reason can be thought of like a language, so can emotion. Emotions can lack reason, and reason can lack emotion. Often, one dominates, the other is afterthought.

“Reason and the ability to use it are two separate skills.”

— Franz Grillparzer

Emotion that is dogmatically subordinate to reason feels stultified and inauthentic. Reason that is dogmatically subordinate to emotion is flawed. Just like that co-equal branches of government make for a stronger government, we are stronger not when one dominates the other, but rather when reason and emotion are democratic peers within us. The two have a conversation and come to consensus. Reason and emotion are aligned.

Reason and emotion are balanced through proper executive function.
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In everything, its opposite can be found. Opposites inform each other, so neither can be fully understood in isolation.

Water is vital, essential, and wonderful. When not treated with proper respect, water can kill you. So is water healthy or is it toxic?

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When Fiction is Truer than Non-Fiction

“Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

We could leave it there and be done, or we could parse that out a bit more.

Jordan Peterson, Sam Harris and Brett Weinstein discussed the idea of a metaphorical truth. They defined it as a notion that is literally false but conveys benefits to the person who acts as if it were true. Their example is treat every gun like a loaded gun. Every gun is not in fact loaded, but those who act as if they are are less likely to have a problem. Jordan has also said he acts as if God exists. Notice he treats the notion of God just like any other metaphorical truth. Whether God is literally true is less important than that— at least according to Jordan— those who act as if it is true seem to receive certain life benefits.

Deeper Truths

So myths, stories from religious traditions, and even modern movies like The Lion King, use the story as a foil to convey a deeper truth that non-fiction would have a harder time getting at.

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What if angels were never told what they are?

Look close enough and you will see yourself in this picture.

Here’s a thought experiment about angels…

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Super Human extended excerpt: Save Lily

Want more? Get the paperback for $12.95, the eBook for just $2.99 at Amazon, or FREE with Kindle Unlimited.

Super Human
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