Eric is a former bookseller, guitarist, and comic seller currently living in Saint Louis, Missouri.
A lifelong enthusiast of books, music, toys, and games, he discovered a love for the written word after being dragged to the library by his parents at a young age. When he is not writing, you can usually find him reading, gaming, or buried beneath a small avalanche of Transformers.
My personal motto:
- A typical work day begins with… bacon.
- I lose track of time… reading a great book.
- I have always… loved bacon.
- I have never… hated bacon.
- Home means to me… quiet, comfort and friends.
- I am inspired by… the kindness of the author community. This year was my first Dragon Con, and I had the most enjoyable task of hanging out with friends and some of my favorite authors alike. They are almost all kind, thankful, and welcoming people.
- I would like to meet… Neil Gaiman. He’s an inspiration on many fronts. There are honestly a slew of folks I’d like to meet, but I’m just picking one today.
- My worst character trait… is staring at sales numbers constantly. I’d get a lot more written if I didn’t keep refreshing those stupid things.
- My best character trait… giving away a steady stream of Worribles to my loyal subjects, err, followers, umm, readers. 😉
- The best advice I was given… was to look up the reviews of my all time favorite works. Study them, and see how vehemently some people despise those works. There will always be people who do not enjoy what you do, and that’s okay. You aren’t writing for them.
Brand-new book: Steamborn
Jacob, a tinker’s apprentice and sometime thief, has lived his entire life in the mountain city of Ancora, protected by the city walls. These towering barriers keep the Deadlands creatures at bay, but the monsters move higher into the peaks every year. More and more, they breach the defenses of the Lowlands while the Highlands rest easy.
A swarm overruns the walls and wreaks utter devastation on the Lowlands. Charles, the old tinker, suspects the attack may not be natural. With help from Jacob’s closest friend, Alice, and Samuel, one of the city’s elite spider knights, Jacob and Charles will uncover a terrible darkness at the heart of their city.
Release Date: November 29, 2015