Saturday, January 7, 2023

Thanks for the Book Trailer!

My friend, Tom, was practicing with some editing software, and unknown to me, came up with this cool book trailer...for MY books! 

I think it's amazing! It's also short and sweet, so please check it out and let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks, Tom!

#rogereschbacherbooks #booktrailer #sff #scifi #scifibooks #fantasy #fantasybooks #thankstom!

 
 

Roger Eschbacher lives in Los Angeles with his awesome family, a hilarious Border Terrier, and a grumpy Russian tortoise.

In addition to writing fantasy and sci-fi adventure novels, he writes TV animation for Warner Bros., Netflix, Cartoon Network, Hasbro Studios and more. Roger’s YA space opera Ghost Star is a winner of the Kindle Scout competition and received a publishing contract from Amazon’s Kindle Press imprint.

Ghost Star and other books by Roger are listed on his Amazon Author Page which can be found HERE.



Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Writing Goals for 2023

Looking Back and Moving Forward: Writing Goals for 2023


2022 was a busy year for me. For the first time in too long, I scored an amazing animation writing gig. Huzzah! I’m currently freelancing on “Scooby-Doo! and the Mystery Pups” for Warner Bros Animation and loving every minute of it. It’s a preschool show that doesn’t talk down to the little ones, so don’t worry, parents, guardians, and animation-loving adults, you won’t have to leave the room when it comes on. There’s a huge lead time in animation, so SDMP won’t start streaming until in 2024 (HBO Max/Cartoonito).

In other 2022 news, the editing on WW (Ghost Star Adventures Book 2), working title, is nearly complete—so close that I’ve taken the step of commissioning eBook and print covers for this fun, action-packed sequel to my YA space opera, Ghost Star. I received a preliminary/test cover yesterday that blew my mind thanks to cover coolness overload. WW will be published in early January of next year. General announcement and cover/title reveal to come.

Speaking of 2023, I have a few author/writer goals lined up…

1.      1) I solemnly swear I’ll finish the novel-length version of Undrastormur (A Viking Fantasy Adventure). As mentioned last year, I’m updating and combining the first two shorts with an all-new third adventure. The end result will be a stand-alone middle grade, fantasy adventure novel set in the fascinating world(s) of Norse mythology. I’m so close to being finished and just have to knuckle down and get it done.

2.      2) I’ve had a mockumentary-style spec screenplay percolating for a while. 2023 is the year to do it.

3.      3) A Dragonfriend omnibus.

4.      4) Lots and lots of novel and short story ideas (thinking about giving Vella a try) that I’ve made note of but won’t even begin to entertain starting until I complete goals 1-3.

That’s all for now. Happy 2023 reading, everyone!

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Roger Eschbacher lives in Los Angeles with his awesome family, a hilarious Border Terrier, and a grumpy Russian tortoise.

In addition to writing fantasy and sci-fi adventure novels, he writes TV animation for Warner Bros., Netflix, Cartoon Network, Hasbro Studios and more. Roger’s YA space opera Ghost Star is a winner of the Kindle Scout competition and received a publishing contract from Amazon’s Kindle Press imprint.

Ghost Star and other books by Roger are listed on his Amazon Author Page which can be found HERE.

 

Thursday, December 15, 2022

Dragonfriend Giveaway!


Dragonfriend: A book for the young Arthurian legend-reader in all of us. On the ninth day of great reading, a sample from one of the books you could win in BestSelling Reads 12 Days of Great Reading giveaway. 

Follow the link below to read an excerpt and enter the drawing for your chance to win Dragonfriend!

#YA #MG #fantasy #adventure #dragons #Arthurian #swordandsorcery🐲⚔️🧙‍♂️

https://bestsellingreads.com/ninth-day-dragonfriend/

Saturday, October 1, 2022

DRAGONFRIEND $0.99 in October!


I'm happy to announce DRAGONFRIEND (Kindle Edition) is available for $0.99 during the month of October! 

It's an epic #YA fantasy adventure in the spirit of Excalibur, The Princess Bride, and The Sword in the Stone.

Description: 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.

Purchase DRAGONFRIEND here:
https://amzn.to/2MKNouI 

Thanks!

#fantasy #novels #dragons #wizard #monsters #swordandsorcery #pleaseshare 

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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Leonard the Great Book Signing

 


Signed a bunch of my books last night for good friend and Leonard the Great superfan, Coleen. Thanks, Coleen!
 
 
#ya #fantasy #leonardthegreat #dragonfriend #giantkiller #elvenking 
 
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https://amzn.to/3UwADX0

Friday, September 9, 2022

Dragonfriend is in Prime Reading!


"We are excited to inform you the following title is included in the Prime Reading program on Amazon.com. Dragonfriend: Leonard the Great, Book One...we look forward to introducing your work to even more readers." Yay!  

 

 

 #ya #fantasy #fantasybookseries #dragons #dragonfriend #PrimeReading #PleaseShare

https://amzn.to/3Rzv6gr
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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

The Best Young Adult and Middle Grade Fantasy Books for Readers of All Ages

The best young adult and middle grade fantasy books for readers of all ages

Sez who? Sez me!

Since I'm a fantasy author and they're adding a fantasy section on their new book discovery website,  I was asked by the folks at Shepherd.com to come up with a "top five style" list of some of my favorite YA/MG fantasy reads. 

What's cool is they're also featuring me and Dragonfriend on my list's page.

My "all ages" premise is that you don't need to be a "young adult" or a "middle grade student" to enjoy quality reads aimed at these age groups. The whole thing was a bit of a challenge as I read A LOT of YA/MG sf/f, and I have A LOT of favorites--but I persevered and was able to narrow it down to five titles. You're welcome. 😉 

My list of favorites includes some classics of the fantasy genre along with a couple of excellent titles you may not have heard about. If you click on the link below, you'll be taken to my list's page on the Shepherd site. Once there you'll see the books I chose (Spoiler Alert: they're the same books shown in the image at the top of this post) and learn what I liked about them.

Check out MY YA/MG LIST, then stick around to find additional fun offerings like this list of books that contain supernatural MAGIC.

The links on the Shepherd site are Amazon affiliate links (as are most of the links on my website), but that never costs you, the reader, anything. 

I'm liking what I'm seeing at Shepherd. In my opinion, it's a fun, free way for authors to get their books in front of more readers. Check them out!

#dragonfriend #fantasy #fantasybooks #YA #middlegrade #fun !

Thanks for the Book Trailer!

My friend, Tom, was practicing with some editing software, and unknown to me, came up with this cool book trailer...for MY books!  I think i...