Recently, Echo Fox, author of The Equilibria Series stopped by to answer some of my questions regarding her books and her life as a writer.
When did you start writing?
I've been writing on and off since I was first let loose with child-size HB pencil and lined paper at school - but I've been writing complete books for almost two years now.
How did you get the idea for your book?
The Equilibria Series all came out of a single, fantastical dream about mermaids. That dream inspired my first book, Wave Singers, and from there I combined my love of Classical Mythology with an interest in the elements to bring about the next books in the series. Air Riders (#3) is a fusion of Greek myth and the element of air and revolves around the love story of the two main characters.
What other works do you have out?
Book 1 of the Equilibria Series, Wave Singers (http://goo.gl/3xXFb3) and Book 2, Earth Drummer (http://goo.gl/BoiksQ). Air Riders will be out from the . You can keep track of them all on my Goodreads page: http://goo.gl/XCekuC
I'm toying with the idea of writing some novellas to fill in the backgrounds of some of the side characters in the Equilibria Series. I've also started planning Book 4 of the Equilibria Series.
What are your favorite movies, TV shows, and bands? Do they influence your work?
I love happy endings, so anything fun, lighthearted and humorous gets my vote! On TV I've been watching 'The 100' which is sci-fi at its best and I also have a weakness for Grand Designs. I want to build a house one day! Music-wise, I love to sing and dance so anything with good lyrics and a beat gets me going. I've also been putting together playlists that accompany each book, which has been awesome. You can listen to them on my YouTube channel: http://goo.gl/RDBhcr
In three sentences or less, why should people go out and read your book?
You'll enjoy the Equilibria Series if you adore all things magical. Relationships are built up or torn apart and it's all working towards an epic quest to rebalance the world. Air Riders is YA fantasy fiction that everyone can fall in love with.
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