An Interview with Author Samantha Evans

Born in Northern California. Wife, mother to three amazing children, and author of fantasy and adventure. Brings adventure with a mix of fantasy to the pages. Advocate for people who have Russel Silver Syndrome, and epilepsy.

Q: Can you sum up the Ella in 20 words or less?

A prince adopts a dragon egg, and it leads to a big adventure. 

Q: Ella is, of course, book 1 in your The Land of Four series. What inspired you to write this series?

From just all the fantasy novels I have read in the last twenty years. Reading from J.R.R. Tolkien…C.S. Lewis, and George R. Martin. They created worlds, and got their readers addicted! 

Q: Do you have a favorite book in the series?

Ella is my baby and my first. It has been many readers’ favorite. 

Q: Which of the characters did you find the most challenging to write?

Dain was a supporting character that the protagonist meets when his life is becoming complicated. Dain has a dark past that he does not mention a lot til later on. That he becomes a mentor to Liam. 

Q: Do you have a favorite character in the series?

Ella is so unique. She was an egg and became a dragon. Becoming an important part of Liam’s life. 

Q: What feedback do you get from readers?

People have loved my style of writing, and some prefer other ways. 

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Q: What inspires you to write?

My imagination. Because in my heart I am a storyteller and the way to do it is with writing. 

Q: Is there a message or common theme in the series you want readers to grasp?

That people have a path to follow. How people need help along the way. 

Q: What is on your current reading list?

I have a few. Not so much lately due to my recent ankle injury that I am recovering from. 

Q: What is your next writing project?

I have one I am being quiet about. It is with my editor and its taking time. But will be published this spring. 

Q: Where can readers connect with you (website, social media, etc)?

Q: Any closing remarks?

If you want to write, then it is easy. Write it down, and tell a story! 

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