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


Dragon Calling
Dragon Calling is a five-part fantasy/ adventure series set in the fictional world of Valadae, and follows the story of a young dragon named Laeka’Draeon on his quest to find the others of his kind.


The Sword of Stars, Book Four of Dragon Calling
Series: Dragon Calling. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,440. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
The first two Beacon Throne guardians have awakened, and from them so too have Laeka’Draeon’s dragonic abilities, along with an inner darkness he finds increasingly harder to control. The actions of enemies and allies intensify toward a dramatic convergence, but the greatest threat to Laeka’Draeon’s journey may not lie from outside influences, but from within …
Dual Destiny, Book Three of Dragon Calling
Series: Dragon Calling. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,160. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Laeka'Draeon and his companions continue their search for the Beacon Thrones and their guardians. But when one of his friends is captured by Trappers, Laeka'Draeon's actions lead to consequences that threaten to doom his quest to failure.
The Beacon Thrones, Book Two of Dragon Calling
Series: Dragon Calling. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,130. Language: Australian English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 1 review)
In his quest to find the other dragons, Laeka’Draeon learns of an even greater threat to the lands than the strife caused by his missing kin. A terrible doom grows on Valadae’s horizon, and the power to avert it resides in the mysterious Beacon Thrones―a power only a dragon can revive.
Kin Seeker, Book One of Dragon Calling
Series: Dragon Calling. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,200. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Laeka’Draeon learns he is the last dragon left after the mysterious disappearance of his kin, he begins the daunting quest to find them, knowing their prolonged absence could ultimately destroy the balance of peace in the world.
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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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.
  • A Beautiful Girl on Aug. 23, 2013

    This delightful little book highlights the beauty that is within every little girl, helping them to see the value in themselves and in others. Again, the pictures are wonderful (just like in A Hero Is), and the rhyming is clever.
  • 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.