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Saturday, December 22, 2018

Place Value Palace video game

I am very excited to reveal a special project that I have been working on over the last couple of months. At the request of my wife-- who also happens to be a teacher-- I designed a fantasy RPG-style math game for elementary students.

The game is aimed at 4th grade students to help them learn place values and reinforce some other math principles as well. Below I have posted a couple of screen shots as well as a brief intro video that I recorded this morning. --The video came out slower than the actual gameplay, but it gets the basic point across.

The feedback we have gotten from the test classes has been great, so if you know a 3rd-4th grader who likes games, this would be a great idea for them. The game is filled with puzzles, humor, and some good old fashioned RPG-style battles.

Right now we only have the PC version ready -- but the iOS and other operating system versions are coming soon.

I'm currently doing a soft release for only $4.99! And, that one-time purchase will not only get you the entire game, but if there are ever any updates, we will send out an email so you can download updated versions for free!

Take a look!

Here are some additional screenshots:

If you like it, be sure to snag it now for the special release price of $4.99!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

A Land of Glass and Fire has officially launched!

A Land of Glass and Fire has officially launched! Woo-hoo! This is the fourth book in the Haymaker adventure series, but can be read as a stand alone, so if you haven't read the other three books you'd still enjoy this. (Although you will get more out of it having first read the others...)

I've been anxious to write another Jonathan Haymaker book for a while and this one was a lot of fun. I was able to play with his character in ways that I haven't done before and put him in some entirely new situations. (And no spoilers, but there are some really, really fun things that come out in this particular book!)

Still, despite my excitement, I have been disheartened to hear that there were some problems with some of the very first copies to go out. As far as I know, the problem isn't widespread, but I have heard of five instances where the book files didn't download properly and stopped the book at the end of chapter 12 (But randomly including the back matter like my bio at the end.). If you are one of these five people, rest assured that Dragon Scale Publishing is working with Amazon to handle it. The super short update is that DSP has fixed any upload issues on their end, and is now just waiting for Amazon to fix the affected readers' files, which should happen in the next little while. However, most people were not affected at all, and there have been no new issues reported since yesterday evening, meaning that anyone who purchases the book from here on out is guaranteed to get the book in its entirety. If you want to make sure you have the complete version, just make sure you have 15 chapters (technically 16 if you count the prologue as an additional chapter). You know what they say, whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger... so perhaps the book will be stronger somehow for having a glitch ;)

In any case, I am very excited to have this out for you and am anxious to see what you all think about A Land of Glass and Fire.

Click here to check it out!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Cover reveal and pre-order announcement for the next Dominion book!

For those of you that have read Karlax's story to this point, the time has come for the next cover reveal and pre-order!

With new allies at his back, Karlax must venture beyond the borders of his fledgling kingdom if he is to have any hope of protecting his family and friends.

But as he begins his offensive against his greatest nemesis, an old feud boils to the surface from within. Can the alliance between dragons and men endure? Or will this final test break their bond forever?

Grab your copy here!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wren and the Ravens is out now!

I have been working with author Eric Buffington on this project for a while now and I am super excited about it. If you haven't seen Eric's work before, then definitely check out The Troven -- it's an amazing fantasy adventure that spent 50 consecutive weeks in the top 100 of its category upon release. (I'll link to it at the bottom.)

If you have read Eric's work, then you already know how fun it can be. Now, imagine there is a group of five teens running away from their home town only to wind up smack dab in the middle of a ruthless assassin's plot and fouling things up -- because that is what kicks this adventure off. A good amount of action sprinkled with some fun humor is bound to give you a good time.

Check out Wren and the Ravens! You won't be disappointed.

Click here to preview Wren and the Ravens

 And if you are new to Buffington, then take a look at The Troven as well.

Click here to preview The Troven

Friday, June 15, 2018

Check out this fun giveaway!

If you like surprises and books -- then you will love this giveaway. The winner is going to get a six month subscription to Cratejoy, meaning they will enjoy monthly book deliveries for free for half a year! How cool is that?

Just click on the picture or the link to see the official rules. Get your friends to sign up and you will get extra chances to win too, so feel free to share widely and good luck! :)

Click here to enter the giveaway!
Click here to enter the giveaway!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Alfarin 2

I suppose there are always ups and downs in a persons career and life. Well, Alfarin 2 is a bit of a downer so far.

The wrong files were uploaded and have caused a bit of a kerfluffle. My understanding is the correct files will be uploaded sometime by the end of the month, so anyone who got a copy should be able to re-sync their devices at that time and get the right book... but still that leaves a bit of a sour taste in the mouth.

If you can bear with me a little bit, I will get it fixed up -- there were some issues with the final edits that essentially didn't get fixed in time, so it was deemed best to put up a placeholder file which is a re-edited version of #1, but that is not the final file obviously. So, if you can hang in there, we'll get the right file out soon. Amazon should be sending out an announcement once the new corrected files are ready, but that might be a few days after the changes are made so I will make another blog announcement once I know the right files are uploaded for #2.

To the best of my knowledge, most copies of Alfarin 2 were stopped, but there are 16 people who received the placeholder files. If you are one of those 16 people and want to reach out to me directly, please contact me at sam_ferguson(at)Talesfromterramyr(dot)com.

So sorry for the inconvenience. There are just a lot more moving parts on a collaborative project and this one has fallen victim to the process.

If you would rather return the book and wait for the files to be uploaded correctly, that's totally fine as well.


I know I always say that my books are fun, but this one really is! :) I have been waiting for it to come out for a long time, and now that it is I am super excited for it. In this tale you won't just get the action that you love in my books, but you will get to know a race of people that hasn't been explored very much in my previous works, and you will get to go into places that haven't been explored very much either.

If you like the lore that is building up on Terramyr, then you can't miss Aikur's War -- it isn't just an easter egg hauled around in book form by a warlock in The Dragon's Champion series, it's a full novel in its own right, with characters you will both love and hate. So grab your copy today!

Click here to snag your copy or take a sneak peek inside!

Monday, May 28, 2018

The Crystal Spire is out NOW!

Gooooooood morning world! I am super excited to announce that The Crystal Spire has officially launched and is available for your reading pleasure!

It's already making quite a splash in the charts, which I am happy to see, but there are two other reasons why I am very excited about this particular book. The first reason is that it's an Erik Lokton story. I love working with this set of characters, and it's always fun to bring him to new and challenging places. Given all of his accomplishments and powers, it's a good brain exercise to see how I can handicap and challenge him -- which means it ends up going in places I may not have originally put into the outline that are very fun for me to discover during the writing process. :)

The other reason is that this book starts to bring some major overarching threads together, and I don't just mean from the Middle Kingdom. I always say how each book builds on another within my universe, but this one does a lot more than hide a few Easter Eggs. It is the first book to give a really major reveal about the universe as a whole. If you want to get the most out of The Crystal Spire, then you will want to be sure to have read The Dragons of Kendualdern series, Son of the Dragon, and the Haymaker Adventures as well.

If you haven't read those and you would rather dive into Crystal Spire right away, that's all right too. No matter what order you read them in, you'll get a kick out of where things are going from here on out. :)

Grab your copy today, and leave a kind review when you finish. :)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Super cool World of Terramyr merch announcement!

I have something super fun to announce. It isn't a new book, but it is a new way to show your pride for your favorite Terramyr book!

There are phone cases, pillows, t-shirts, hoodies, posters, and more for any fan to show some love!

Check out these fun examples:

Click here to check out Dimwater's two-sided house pillow.

Click here to check out the book tote!

Like mugs? Click here!
Excited for the next Haymaker adventure? Click here to show it!
Check out these fun t-shirts!
And so many more! Take a look through the selection. And be sure to check back tomorrow as well as new items will be announced all throughout the weekend.

Click here to check it all out!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Son of the Dragon redo and new launch!

I have been re-examining some of my earlier works and thought that I should take a good hard look at The Netherworld Gate trilogy.

It is the first book that I ever wrote, and frankly it is technically the first one I ever published... It hit the shelves in 2006 -- only trouble was I had unwittingly published it with a vanity press. Still, I love the story, and not just because it's "my first" but also because I really like the main character. It's an anti-hero story plain and simple. Talon isn't like most of my other MCs, but that might also be why I like him so much. He does what he wants. He's capable of very dastardly deeds, and yet, he's still a human with deep-rooted emotional motives. He's a ton of fun -- well... he's also brutal, but hey, whatcha gonna do?

As I went through it again this spring while working on The Ghosts of Kobhir kick off, I decided that the story flowed much better as one massive book instead of three separate novels. If this one were to be printed in 5x8 like my other novels, the paperback would be over 1,100 pages long. That's like Goodkind length right there. For now it is only going to be available in e-book format, but I will at some point in the next few weeks create a collector 6x9 version (even the larger pages will still have it clocking in between 600-700).

If you have read the series and loved it, then please click on this link and leave a good review. If you haven't read it, and are looking for something different from me, then give this one a shot this summer. You may find that you will come to like Talon as well. ;)

Click here to check out Son of the Dragon

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Fun stuff for The Netherworld Gate fans

Here's another surprise for May -- Kelden and Yeoj are back in their own adventures.

If you read Winter's Ghost or the short series The Lost Heir then you are already familiar with this first volume as it blends the two together to begin the saga.

If you haven't read either Winter's Ghost or the short series while it was on my blog, then be ready to have some fun! The Ghosts of Kobhir is going to follow our two heroes as they continue to plot, scheme, and claw their way through whatever (or whoever) stands in the way of reclaiming their city. I guarantee you won't want to miss this action-packed novella, or the sequels to come.

Additionally, I am currently working on a novella prequel just for Talon -- so if you wanted to know a bit more about the deadly assassin before the events chronicled in Son of the Dragon, you will have your wish fulfilled very soon!

Click here to check it out!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cover reveal for the next Jonathan Haymaker book!

If you have been wondering what Jonathan Haymaker has been up to since the end of book 3 -- wonder no more! Book 4 is coming soon and ready to take you on an all new adventure.

Click here to pre-order your copy now!

It has been years since Jonathan last saw the strange guardian after returning home from Tanglewood Forest. His older brother is now expecting a child, and things at the farm have settled down.

Or so Jonathan thought...

When a letter arrives informing Jonathan that his dear friend Captain Ziegler has been murdered, he sets out to find answers.

The trouble is, a court prosecutor is coming with him, and she seems far more intent on proving Ziegler’s own guilt and destroying his legacy as a hero of the Troll Wars than worrying about who murdered him.

The deeper Jonathan digs, the more he realizes that Captain Ziegler may have led a double life before his time commanding the Ghosts of the Quags. Worse than that, evidence leads Jonathan to suspect his friend had returned to that life, and Ziegler's secret could prove disastrous if uncovered by the wrong people.

Jonathan must use his wits to stay three steps ahead of the prosecutor, and Ziegler’s murderers, in an adventure that becomes much more than a quest to defend his friend’s honor.

Pre-order A Land of Glass and Fire now, and prepare for Jonathan's most exciting tale yet!


And-- if you haven't yet started the Haymaker Adventures, then snag book one today for only $0.99!


Click here to order Jonathan Haymaker!


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Dinosaur hunting in May?

Sometimes you just have to take a fun trip!
If you're looking for this month's special announcements, you'll find those at the bottom, but first I wanted to share a little bit of what my family and I did recently. It was my wife's birthday and she has mentioned a few times over the last year that she would love to take the family out to Dinosaur National Park-- so as a surprise I booked a hotel and made it a weekend getaway!
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It's hard to not get excited about dinosaurs in general -- but when you have five sons, it becomes a pretty fun trip. The weather was great and even from the first moment everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. We stayed at the Dinosaur Inn and Suites, and I have to say it was fantastic. I didn't take pictures of their breakfasts -- but they do cook pancakes and eggs for you each morning as part of the deal. And, because it was my wife's birthday, they helped me put a few fun things in the room too, like dinosaur towels and a bouquet of flowers.Here are a few pictures of what we were up to.
Check out the Dinosaur Inn & Suites
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Awww, dinosaur towels are snuggling on our bed... how cute.
Inside the quarry is a massive wall of dinosaur fossils which is a lot of fun for dinosaur enthusiasts.
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Don't mind the milk -- that's for night time sippy cups for the little ones...And about 15 minutes away from the quarry is a fun little river where we spent part of the afternoon playing around.
It might be nerdy, but this was my favorite skeleton in the museum.Grid Item
They didn't just have dinosaurs to look at either...
And for those of you who like educational outings -- each of our kids got an activity packet about dinosaurs. Once they filled it out, a ranger checked their work and gave them fun little badges.
This was my favorite replica -- a massive 7 foot long sail fin.

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This shrimp cocktail was bigger than his head!
Some families build sand castle -- but my family builds rock forts!
And don't worry -- I still kept up with my goal of publishing something new each month. For April, I unveiled a prequel to The Dragon's Champion series.
It's called The Keeper of Secrets: Dragon Born, and is a full novella about Lepkin's legendary battle at Gelleirt Monastery.