Saturday, June 14, 2014

Interview & Free Book: Eric Buffington

     Eric Buffington was born in Ontario Canada, where he lived until he was eighteen. After that he traveled with a Canadian government program, for one year (what he did is top secret), he then moved to California to serve a two year mission working with the Laotian people.
     Shortly after returning home he met the love of his life, moved to Pennsylvania and married her. He has since completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in education. He currently lives in Pennsylvania with his wonderfully supportive wife, and their four children. He currently works as a High School math teacher in an online cyber school. You can watch his math lessons on his Youtube channel.

Favorite reads?
     For fantasy, I love Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan, anything by Brandon Sanderson, and Ranger's Apprentice is another favorite. In post apocalyptic genre I really liked Hunger Games and Divergent.

Inspirations for the book?
     For The Exile I had a daydream of one sequence in the book, (The archery tournament) and then I fleshed out the characters, and built an adventure story around the archer, Kaz. A lot of the bigger picture stuff came later, after some feedback on early copies.

Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little?
     Not at all! I almost failed English class in high school. My editors will tell you I still, don't, know, how to, use commas. But I love telling stories, and that is where I started with being an author.

Any Pet Peeves?
     I'm really upset about the Skittles Rainbow changing lime into sour apple.

Chocolate or Peanut Butter?
     Chocolate, no contest. Although I do like them mixed together as long as the chocolate is the dominant flavor.

The weirdest thing you've ever done?
     I dressed up as an old man and convinced children to sit on my lap for candy... (I'm not a perv or anything, I was Santa one year)

Is there a soundtrack to the book/Favorite music?
     No soundtrack for the book. But I really like country music. Unfortunately my daughter won't let me play it in the house without complaint.

 Do you need anything to write?
     I need quiet to write. I pretty much do my writing in my basement office after the kids are in bed.

How long do you write on any average day?
     I like to write about a thousand words per day if I can. Lately it's been quite a bit less, but that's because my kids are getting older and staying up later. I gladly give up writing time for family time.

Give us the number one reason to read your book.
     Because it's amazing! It's a fun adventure from the very beginning all the way through.

Author Info:

In a world where each person is born with a magic ability, the island of Denall is on the verge of an attack from a power hungry sorcerer, Mordyar, as he scours the world in search of the Stones of Power. While the stones are gathering, and their power begins to be revealed, four boys leave their village on a rite of passage into adulthood and are swept into an adventure that will make men and heroes of them, if they can survive.

Eric Buffington has given the Smashwords code for a free copy of The Exile. The code is good for the month of June. Check it out!

Free copies of Stones of Power Book 1 The Exile
Coupon Code: sw69s

33% discount on Stones of Power Book 2 The Invasion
Coupon Code: uk44j

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