Erin Buczkowski

Biography

About the Author

It is exciting to finally present a story that has travelled with me across Canada and the States!
After enriching life experiences in the Yukon and northern Europe and college studies in Saskatchewan, my current wilderness home and muse for many winter scenes is in central Manitoba.
In true "Oren’s journal" style, here are some TMI tidbits about me:
1. Our family dog is a massive Malamute who treats us to dog sled rides in the winter and long, pulling walks through the snowless seasons. Best not to bicycle with him.
2. I am considering a 10 step program to help me with an addiction to Coca-cola. Which, by the way, fueled ¾ of this novel.
3. I walk and walk and walk each day, often considering to just keep going and never turn back. Kind of like when you’re at Disneyland.
4. If I believed in reincarnation (or that God would let us experience life like an animal in the heavenly realms) I would pick polar bear. Not so much if the ice caps disappear, but you know, wishful thinking.
5. I love to read, write, solve puzzles and laugh over the comics in the newspaper. Which I read faithfully because it is something to read.
6. Bored yet? I love Mars bars, dressing up for Halloween (I was Smurfette last year), playing laser tag, and getting my nails done. Because under the whole “travelling, loving the outdoors persona” is a princess. With pretty nails.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I read constantly, so I have many favourites... the classics are usually mentioned, so instead I will give a shout out to some modern authors whose work I adore: Diana Wynne Jones, Charles de Lint, Robert Sawyer, Neil Gaiman and Deborah Harkness. Yes, pretty much all fantasy and sci-fi. I read all genres, but these are my go-to favourites.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The mournful howl that turns into an impatient "Get out of your damn bed and walk me" wookie commentary of my gorgeous malamute husky, Toffee. That and the fact that I have kids to feed and a job to get to... Given the northern location of my home, I don't need to get up early to enjoy a sunrise and the mist coming off the river. Why wouldn't I want to get out of bed?!!!
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Books

Winterlands Flight
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,520. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Teagan, a self-marked Outcast, flees the village in the far north he has never considered home. Without friends or totem can he survive the harsh Winterlands to find a place of healing?
Winterland's Talisman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,900. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
In Winterland’s Talisman, Oren rejects his birthright as the reindeer herder’s son in his isolated town in the frozen arctic. Two companions join him to slough through twists of teen angst and find the courage to carry one another along their unknown course. With the help of his wolf totem, will discovering his talisman be enough to bring Oren safely through the treacherous arctic winterland?

Erin Buczkowski's tag cloud

adventure    arctic    epic    fantasy    loner    mystic    outcast    quest    science fiction    teen adventure science fiction    totem