Robert A. Van Buskirk


Robert A. Van Buskirk is a tall, athletically handsome and brilliant young writer. But he just might be a liar.

Smashwords Interview

So, whatcha working on next?
Sequels seem to be in order. Both "The Wakening Cycle" and "Benjamin Franklin and the Wendigo Plague" are just begging for one or more sequels. But I'm also having fun pursuing short stories. As you probably noticed, I just offered a new Floyd and Dwayne story, and have an idea for yet another. I've also got another couple short stories that just need cleaning up and a cover before they are ready. I will probably dither some before finally picking a project to finish.
If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be?
The consensus among my friends and family is that I'm already something of a sap.
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Where to buy in print


Lake Lady-Nado
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
Dwayne and Floyd are just trying to appease their insatiable hunger when they trigger a curse. This time the water faeries come all the way out of the lake and it’s more than our hungry anti-heroes can chew.
For Locals Only
Price: Free! Words: 2,330. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
(4.00 from 7 reviews)
A short story set in the not-so-distant future where coastal gangs ride sharks. One such Wetgang must defend its "turf" in a street fight beyond the surf when smugglers cross their territory.
The Wokking Dead
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
The further adventures of Dwayne and Floyd, a pair of medieval ghouls. This time the gruesome twosome borrow a page from the zombie playbook and eat brains!
Drafted Into Darkness
Price: Free! Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
What sets a man down the path to becoming an evil warlock? For Igon, it starts with an injustice, and making the acquaintance of a pagan shaman called Zaharo. Set in Moorish occupied medieval Spain, this tale shows revenge need not be a dish served cold. Properly cooked, it might even smell like bacon!
Price: Free! Words: 1,570. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
Pick a shiny lure and chum the waters! An alternate description of how Excalibre (and other magical swords) found their way into the hands of that mysterious and elusive lady in the Lake.

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Smashwords book reviews by Robert A. Van Buskirk

  • The Humdrum Lives of Cryptids, Monsters, and Villains on July 18, 2016

    This is a well written collection of short stories. It features fantastic creatures ranging from jackalopes to werewolves presented in banal pursuits. Whether it involves a mermaid being lectured about the adverse effects of smoking, or a minotaur explaining the difference between a labyrinth and a maze, the situations are presented with quiet humor. I liked it.