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A Welcome Writing Distraction

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Author Bio Revamp: Feedback Welcome

Just revamped my author bio (the one I'll be using here and elsewhere on the web). Take a look and let me know what you think. Suggestions are welcome.

"Roger Eschbacher was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and moved to Los Angeles, California, to pursue a career in entertainment. He's been an actor and a television writer (his page on IMDb reveals the whole grisly story). These days he works primarily as a TV animation writer who's written for a lot of shows you've heard of and a lot you haven't. Somewhere along the way he even managed to get nominated for an Emmy. In addition to "Dragonfriend," his debut middle-grade fantasy adventure novel (winner of a 2012 BRAG Medallion) and "Giantkiller," its sequel, he's also written "Undrastormur: A Viking Tale of Troublesome Trolls." To learn more about Roger's books and other writing, please visit"


My Top Six 2015 Creative Goals and Resolutions

6) Complete outline for the third book in my 'Dragonfriend' series.

I take my time with my outlines and try to make them as complete as possible (while leaving plenty of room for the little discoveries we authors delight in), but haven't done any work on this one since July. That's unacceptable and I intend to complete it before this fall. Bonus goal: Write a first draft of the novel before the end of the year, possibly during NaNoWriMo (which I happen to enjoy, but haven't been able to participate in for a couple of years).

5) Complete edit of the space opera YA novel I wrote.

I finished the first draft of this manuscript a while back and set it aside until my thoughts cleared. Guess what? They cleared and so this one's back on the to-do list. 

4) Start and complete first draft of short story anthology based in Norse mythology.

 I researched this one extensively over the summer and now need to get busy on it.

3) Finish editing my kid's novel.

Yes, my 18…