Saturday, June 25, 2022

Ghost Star (Ghost Star Adventures Book 1)

He'd battle an empire to save his family!

When his father is killed by a ruthless alien commander, young Galen Bray becomes the new captain of the notorious GHOST STAR. Now it's up to him to save what’s left of his family.

 Available on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ip8kHq #YA

 

 

#scifi #spaceopera #spacemarines #adventure #military #kindlepress

Saturday, June 4, 2022

DRAGONFRIEND the Audiobook

“Wildly entertaining...the inventive tale of Leonard truly comes to life.” – Amazon Customer
 
Okay, I'm the author, so whatever promotional wind I blow in the direction of my Dragonfriend audiobook should properly be viewed with some suspicion. That being said, it really is a quality listen. Honestly.
 
Narrator Bobby Gaglini such a talent, such a pro. I'm still amazed at how he kept track of the dozens of distinct characters and a dizzying array of British Isle accents. His style is fun and playful yet serious, heartfelt, and dangerous when the story needs him to be. He gets the humor of my book and sells it well. As the customer states, Dragonfriend "truly comes to life" thanks to Bobby Gaglini's voice-over wizardry.

If you're into audiobooks or are looking to get into them, I invite you to give Dragonfriend a listen. I firmly believe you won't be disappointed.

A brief summary:

If you think it's all good deeds and stuffy politeness over at Camelot, you're wrong! Most people don't know this, but things are pretty bad right now. King Arthur's in jail, Merlin's gone missing, and there's a cruel demon in charge. Seriously! Now it's up to young Leonard, a page to a poor but kind knight, to set things right - even if that means going on a dangerous quest, outsmarting hungry monsters, or risking his life to make friends with a bunch of grumpy dragons.

Filled with magic, dragons, and irreverent humor, Dragonfriend is an epic YA Arthurian fantasy novel in the spirit of The Princess Bride, The Sword in the Stone, and Excalibur.

 
Available on #audible #amazon #itunes
 
#Thankyou! 
 
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Roger Eschbacher is an Emmy Nominated Freelance & Staff Writer, YA SciFi & Fantasy Author, Actor & Groundlings Alum. 
 
If you like SF/F adventure novels, feel free to check out his AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE. (affiliate link)
 

Saturday, May 28, 2022

My New Writing Setup!

 

After years of what can kindly be referred to as procrastination, I finally buckled down and pulled my home office/writing space together. Join me now as I share its writerly awesomeness with you, my beloved readers, viewers, and colleagues.

Step one was to upgrade my tech. 

I boosted my desktop and monitor reality from an ancient Dell Dimension 8300 that was slowly failing, to a much more recent refurbished Dell OptiPlex 7020-SFF Core i7, 1TB SSD with 16GB of memory and a NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB graphics card. It purrs like a kitten and is a HUGE improvement over my previous machine. I got the refurbished desktop from Amazon. Admittedly, this was a budget solution, but it works just fine for me. I'll admit to being a little nervous about a "used" computer, but its been running great since December 2021, and I'm really pleased with its performance. 

As always, your mileage may vary.

I then purchased a new HP 24" monitor with a HDMI connection to take
advantage of the NVIDIA card. Another BIG improvement that I wish I would've done sooner. Age of Empires III never looked better!

Next, I installed a massive memory upgrade on my muscular, business-level Lenovo ThinkPad laptop. It went from 16GB-->32GB. This thing smokes now, especially when its hooked up to my 100ft. ethernet cable. 100ft. ethernet cable?! Yeah, that helps my burly laptop bypass lagging wi-fi in my house (lots of draws on my bandwidth) by directly hooking into the router which is on another floor. 

Step two was to take down my ragtag assortment of animation-related wall decorations and replace the dingy-looking tan walls with a restful/calming/classy "Sage Gray" paint in an eggshell finish. I absolutely love this new color. 

After that, I installed new baseboards and limited my wall hangings to select animation cels (not a typo) 😊 and posters I pulled in from another room.

Future upgrades will include having ethernet wall jacks installed in several key areas of my house and purchasing a lightweight laptop (Microsoft Surface perhaps?) for travel purposes that won't make me feel like I'm lugging around a backpack full of bricks. Recommendations on good quality yet affordable lightweight laptops are welcome.


Finally, I bought some relatively inexpensive yet great-looking office furniture including a wood/metal computer desk, matching finish wood storage cabinet, and, best of all, a comfortable office chair that smashes the thrift shop $6.00 special that's been killing my lower back and posterior for years.

While it took me way too long to start this project, it took less than a month to complete it and I couldn't be happier with the results. 

Want to show off your writing space? Drop a pic and a brief description in the comments.

#homeoffice #writingspace #writer #author #animation #novels #writing #writingcommunity #fortressofwritertude

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Roger Eschbacher is an Emmy Nominated Freelance & Staff Writer, YA SciFi & Fantasy Author, Actor & Groundlings Alum. If you like SF/F adventure novels, feel free to check out his AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE. (affiliate link) Thanks!


Wednesday, May 25, 2022

New Gig Mystery Has Been Solved!


 

Welp, the unannounced series I mentioned in an earlier post has just been announced! Turns out I'm a freelance writer on Scooby-Doo! and the Mystery Pups at Warner Bros. Animation! Yay! 

#scoobydoo #animation #writer #grateful


Thursday, May 12, 2022

GHOST STAR: The $1.99 Teen & Young Adult Kindle Book Deals for May 2022!

 


Ghost Star will be promoted via Teen & Young Adult Kindle book deals in the US marketplace for $1.99, starting 5/1/2022 and running through 5/31/2022. 
 
https://amzn.to/3La8krD  
 
#ghoststar #YA #scifi #scifibooks #spaceopera #kindlepress #kindlebookdeals #yay!


Monday, April 25, 2022

New Gig!


I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as a Freelance Writer on an Unannounced Series at Warner Bros. Animation!  I can't talk about the project at the moment (NDA), but I'll fill everyone in as soon as I can. 

Let's just say that even though it just started I'm already having a blast!

#warnerbros #animation #freelancewriter #grateful

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Check out GHOST STAR, a fast-paced #YA #scifi #adventure.


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How far would you go to save your family? Light years? Check out GHOST STAR, a fast-paced #YA #scifi #adventure. 

https://amzn.to/2SdgwA1 

#spaceopera #action #adventure #spacemarines #aliens #military #kindlepress

Ghost Star (Ghost Star Adventures Book 1)

He'd battle an empire to save his family! When his father is killed by a ruthless alien commander, young Galen Bray becomes th...