Categories: Male Authors - Novelists - Acadian Coast - Saint John River Valley
Source: Author / auteur
S.C. Eston grew up in the village of Trudel, in the Acadian Peninsula. He attended Polyvalente Louis-Mailloux in Caraquet before obtaining a Bachelor of Computer Science (1998) and a Masters of Business Administration (2017) from the UniversitÚ de Moncton. He works as a manager in Technology Services for the Government of Canada. He currently lives in Fredericton with his wife Leigh, and their son.
What is your favourite New Brunswick book, and why?
I recommend Bistro and Monkey Temple, two books by Roger Moore. They are creative and intelligent, while showing Roger's incredible ability to play with words.
What do you consider to be the highlight of your career so far?
The publication of my first story, The Burden of the Protector, is an achievement of which I'm especially proud. It is a fantasy novella and the self-publication process took over five years, from inception and the initial draft, to the publication of the eBook (2016) and the printed copy (2017). Going through the process from beginning to end was an eye-opening and enriching experience.
The Burden of the Protector
DÓr was born to a long line of loyal protectors. He completed his training at a young age and was posted in the Yurita Highlands, a region known for its rugged terrain and frequent earthquakes. His future was promising, until he stumbled upon a strange object resting in a meadow.
The moment he saw the object, DÓr knew he should report his discovery to the scholars; so they could investigate, so they could make it disappear. But he did not. His decision changed many lives, including his own.
Years later, as DÓr reflects on his life, he remembers the strange discovery and the choice he made as a young protector. Long buried memories resurface. Now consumed with regret, DÓr wonders if it is too late to make amends.