Roger Eschbacher

Biography

Roger Eschbacher is an Emmy nominated television animation writer who's worked for Disney, The Hub, Warner Brothers, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network. His middle-grade fantasy adventure novel, "Dragonfriend," is available here on Smashwords and elsewhere. He's also written two children's picture books, "Road Trip", and "Nonsense! He Yelled," both for Penguin.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he now lives in California with his family and two crazy Border Terriers.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
I read genre fiction almost exclusively -- mostly fantasy with some science fiction and the occasional mystery. These days I've been reading a lot of MG/YA titles but also try to keep up with the latest adult titles, too.
When did you first start writing?
My first writing gigs were in entertainment -- these days that means working on cartoons (I've written for most of the big networks/studios and a lot of the smaller ones). I've written two picture books that were published by Penguin in the early-mid 2000s. I self-published my first novel in 2011 and I'm hoping to publish its sequel in early 2014. I also contributed to a fantasy anthology, "Wonderstorms," in 2013.
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Smashwords book reviews by Roger Eschbacher

  • Initiation Rites: The Bones of the Earth-Part 1: on Nov. 24, 2011

    When his people are attacked -- first by vicious horsemen, then by an unspeakable horror from the depths of a dark pit -- village outcast Javor finds abilities stirring within that hint he might not be destined for the life of a simple farmer. Armed with his great-grandfather's special dagger, Javor first sets out to rescue two village girls, then to seek revenge for his parents deaths -- the very beginning of an epic quest where nothing less than the fate of the human race is at stake. Author Scott Bury demonstrates his considerable writing skills by masterfully weaving a story that, at times, has you holding your breath as you wonder what's coming next. Especially enjoyable is how he plays out Javor's gradual realization of what his true destiny might be. Part one of "The Bones of the Earth" series, I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment. Highly recommended.