The idea for Eaglethorpe Buxton came from two very different places. I wanted a narrator who would try to teach the reader, much like Lemony Snicket does in A Series of Unfortunate Events. I also remember reading Herman Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener in college and being fascinated by the idea of a narrator who was not very reliable. In the case of Eaglethorpe, the narrator became extremely unreliable.
Eaglethorpe also exists in a comic version of my old Dungeons and Dragons world, so he is the type of sage/bard/adventurer that an extremely nerdy D&D player might come up with. I’m looking forward to writing more Eaglethorpe someday. You might look for Eaglethorpe Buxton’s Fairy Tales sometime in the future.