Eric B. Thomasma

Biography

Born and raised in West Mitten, USA (Grand Rapids, MI), He still lives in the area in a house he built, (literally), with the help of his wife, Therese, and two sons, Eric Jr. and Nicholas, (and various other friends and relatives). The boys are grown and gone now, although they both live in the area. Eric and Therese have managed to get past the empty nest syndrome and currently only share their home with their dog, Tucker.

For more information, visit Eric's website at http://ericbt.webs.com

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and I still live in the area. My family were and are readers, and the Grand Rapids community has always supported a robust library system with several smaller neighborhood libraries, a huge downtown library, and well stocked school libraries. Growing up, reading was encouraged and supported in nearly every aspect of my day-to-day life, underscoring the importance of books in our society, and the authors that write them. Going to the library as a small boy and being able to pick out stories like Harold and the Purple Crayon instilled a love of reading at an early age. It is my hope that my books can instill the same sense of awe and wonder in today's young readers, and awaken their imaginations.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
There are so many different models and makes of e-readers and tablets out there and most of them I've only seen on-line and haven't had the opportunity to try, so I can't recommend one over another. However, I did receive a Kindle from my wife as a Christmas gift a couple years ago and it's been my constant companion ever since. I got an inexpensive tablet for my wife and have enjoyed using it as well, but between the two, I prefer the Kindle's e-ink screen for reading.
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Where to find Eric B. Thomasma online


Where to buy in print


Books

Everyday Wonders
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 660. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Senses & Sensation
Everyday Wonders is dedicated to everyone who got glasses as a child, or has a child who needs glasses. A youngster getting his first pair of glasses suddenly sees things he's never seen before! This book was designed to help explain what it's like to friends and siblings who don't need corrective lenses.
SEAMS16: Friends and Foes
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Series: SEAMS16, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,560. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Strange things are happening on Space Equipment Authority's Maintenance Station 16 (SEAMS16). Things that blur the line between good and bad...right and wrong...friend and foe... Join Charlie and Susan as they search for answers in SEAMS16: Friends and Foes
Yeti In The Freezer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / General
Do you have a freezer that growls when ice is being made? Brady and Dot do, and it’s a little scary. But they’re no longer afraid, now that they’ve made friends with the Yeti In The Freezer.
The Wizards of the Body Shop
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,580. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Cars
Repairing a crumpled fender is pure magic. So when Cindy’s Daddy’s car gets damaged, she goes along as Daddy takes it to The Wizards of the Body Shop. Selected for the 2013 KART Kids Book List.
And So It Begins...
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Series: SEAMS16, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,490. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
This book is part of the SEAMS16 series, but it is not a SEAMS16 novel. There is no Space Equipment Authority Maintenance Station 16, no one named Charlie, and no ZeeGee matches being played in a field of poles. This story is a leap back in time to the events that started the society that the SEAMS16 residents come from. And So It Begins...
Billy's Family
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,350. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
(5.00)
As an only child, Billy wishes for a bigger family. But spending a day at his great-grandfather’s family reunion shows him that ‘family’ includes far more than just Mommy and Daddy. Billy’s Family is an introduction to some of the terms and concepts of family relationships.
Sam And The Dragon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
(4.50)
Sam told his mother, “It really doesn't get cold. That’s just a myth, like dragons and unicorns.” But he soon learns the truth about winter... and dragons. Sam and the Dragon - You'll never see your furnace the same way again. Winner of the 2011 KART Book List
SEAMS16:Arrival
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Series: SEAMS16, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,450. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Picking up where A New Home left off... Charlie and Susan are shocked when the confession is thrown out. To insure the safety of the alien devices the judge then orders that the trial be held on SEAMS16. Aliens appear, but not for repairs, bringing a surprise visit from the S.E.A. Security Director. With all of these arrivals, can Charlie and Susan handle one more? Prepare for ARRIVAL.
SEAMS16:A New Home
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Series: SEAMS16, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,460. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Someone wants Charlie to come work at the Space Equipment Authority Maintenance Station 16, the best of all the repair depots in the system. Life hasn’t been easy for Charlie, but the one shining light in his life is and has always been his beautiful wife, Susan. So is this the chance of a lifetime, or is it too good to be true? Join Charlie and Susan as they discover A New Home.