N. R. Eccles-Smith


Naomi confesses the best word to describe her is: whimsical. Forget “the girl next door” and think more along the lines of “the girl from the next galaxy over” and you’d be closer to the correct personality categorization. She is an unequivocal day-dreamer, anime enthusiast, partisan of fantastical things, and unshakable devotee to story-telling.

When not immersed in her written and illustrative projects, Naomi can be found wandering the worlds created by others, either between the pages of a book or across the sweeping digital scapes of console games. Part geek, part monster-slayer, with a heart for the pure and the wondrous, Naomi endeavours to remind people that a little bit of beautiful strangeness is a good thing to have in this crazy world.

Currently, she lives on the Gold Coast, Australia, with an assortment of cats and family members.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
So hard to narrow down this field when there are so many amazing authors! But I'll go with my all-time favourites and ones whose works have personally inspired me: J.R.R. Tolkien, Emily Rodda, Diana Wynne Jones, C.S. Lewis, Kristen Britain, Peter S. Beagle, Cecilia Dart-Thornton, and J.K. Rowling.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I do a lot of daydreaming (probably more than I should). I also love to draw, so I'll work on illustrations when I can. I also love spending time with my family, and my cats. And I'm a total gamer geek. If I can get my paws on a good, immersive game, you'll find me in a very happy place.
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Where to buy in print


Final Flight
Price: Free! Words: 4,650. Language: Australian English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Adeline Ve’duer Remenon has been on the run for ten years. Framed for the murder of her entire family, and hunted by an elite force of warriors from the warmongering kingdom of Varscodia, she finds herself at the limits of her emotional resilience. On the night marking the tenth anniversary as a fugitive, Adeline's past finally catches up with her, forcing her face-to-face with her destiny.

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Nikki Rogers
Latest book: Wilbur the Woolly.
Published March 7, 2016. (5.00 from 3 reviews)

Smashwords book reviews by N. R. Eccles-Smith

  • A Hero Is on Aug. 23, 2013

    A fantastic little book, highlighting the values and virtues that would encourage any little boy to strive towards being a 'true' hero. Loved the pictures and the simple, yet clever rhyming.
  • Sooty & Snow - A Book About Boundaries on March 27, 2015

    Such a cute little book. Adorable pictures, fun rhyming and good message to teach children about the positives of boundaries. This author has a talent for great children's books. Highly recommend this story, as well as all the others.
  • Wilbur the Woolly on June 26, 2020

    Cute illustrations and a fun, rhythmic pace to the story. A positive and wise message, too; and one that children can easily understand.