Me: Did you always know that you would write a book someday?
Ellie: I’ve been writing since middle school, and started dozens of books over the years, but was never satisfied enough to finish. So yes, I knew I would write, but no, I didn’t know if I would ever make the jump to publishing.
Me: What inspired you to write this book?
Ellie: The Way Trilogy was inspired by the current pandemic, even though I had sort of started the idea before that. All of the writing though was done during the pandemic.
Me: How did the cover of your book come to be? Is it exactly like you envisioned?
Ellie: It is not what I originally envisioned. However, I love The Way Trilogy covers. I hate books that pander to their readers, i.e. we’ve all seen enough of shirtless men on the cover of books. So, I love that The Way Trilogy covers are literal pieces of art.
Me: Do you intend to keep writing?
Me: What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
Ellie: To get away from distractions, I’ll sneak to my car and write, even at three a.m.
Me: How many books have you written? Which is your favorite if more than one? If only 1 book then do you plan on writing more?
Ellie: So far I have seven finished books, with two others that are close. I don’t know that I could pick a favorite. I know some authors stick to specific genres, but that’s not me. I love reading all kinds of books, so when I write, I could never stick to one genre. The Way Trilogy is a post-pandemic, dystopian style genre, while The Okura Trilogy is a long the lines of humans evolving to have abilities (Super Powers) and the one I’m working on now is a Fantasy Reverse-Harem. So it would be hard to pick, but I will say, I have always wanted to write an RH, and A Fairy Awesome Series has been so fun to write.
Me: Was there any interesting tidbits you edited out of this book?”
Ellie: I left a lot on the editing floor, but in the end, nothing came out unless it shouldn’t have been there.
Ellie is mommy to three ornery boys, and wife to one especially ornery husband. Ellie calls the great state of Texas home, where she loves to volunteer for local non-profits. She began her career in writing as a newspaper columnist, but fiction has always been where her heart is. After years of never having the time, in 2020 Ellie finally committed herself to a Full Time career as a fiction author, and has seven books releasing this year.
Other works by Ellie Aiden:
Leaving The Way ~ Book Two in The Way Trilogy
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The Okuran ~ Book One in The Okura Trilogy
A Fairy Awesome Story ~ Book One in A Fairy Awesome Series