I N T R O D U C T I O N
Today I’m doing an author interview, I’ve thought about doing something like this for a while but finally put it into motion!
I knew the first person I’d love to interview was Atlanta Bushnell, I’ve really enjoyed her books from The Fire Song Chronicles in which she was ever so lovely to send me the books to review over the years and she recently sent me the third instalment which I’m incredibly excited to read!
I will leave all links to where you can purchase the books, my reviews for the first two books & Atlanta’s socials at the bottom of the interview, so without further ado, here is my interview with the ever so lovely Atlanta Bushnell!
This photo below is from Atlanta’s instagram, which you can click through the photo to get to 🙂
Where did you get inspiration for the Fire Song Chronicles?
I was inspired to write The Fire Song Chronicles because it is the kind of book that I would have wanted to read as a kid. Rise of the Erifs started as a book for me, which I wrote during high school because I loved writing. Then, eventually it turned into The Fire Song Chronicles.
Do you have a favourite character from your books?
I love them all! It’s too hard to pick only one but the main seven characters are definitely my favourites. In no particular order: Torin, Jaydar, Kalani, Daye, Alex and Aurora, and Lance.
How many books are planned for the Fire Song Chronicles?
I have five books planned for the series and I’m currently writing the fourth book, still untitled.
Were there any books that inspired you to write this series?
I am inspired by most of what I read and I think that has an influence in my own stories. I particularly like anything with a good adventure and the great legends of old, like Robin Hood.
Do you have any plans after the Fire Song Chronicles has ended?
Yes, I am working on another YA/Teen fantasy adventure series. This one will be a fairy-tale retelling.
Have you always wanted to be an author?
I started writing in high school and ever since I have wanted to do this for the rest of my life. Books and stories are such a huge part of who I am, that I could never imagine not writing. I am also a primary school teacher, which is something else I’ve always wanted to do.
What’s your writing process like and the hardest thing about writing?
I like to work out my ending first. It doesn’t have to be too detailed yet, and things always change before the final draft. It all works towards the ending and each chapter builds on the last, and so the story progresses.
The hardest part I find about writing at the moment is finding the time to write while babysitting my two cheeky little nephews. It’s summer school holidays here in Australia at the moment and it’s an exciting new adventure every day!
Who are some of your favourite authors?
Marissa Meyer (The Lunar Chronicles)
John Flanagan (The Ranger’s Apprentice)
Maggie Stiefvater (The Scorpio Races)
Marie Lu (Legend Trilogy)
Jennifer A. Nielsen (The False Prince)
There are so many more but these are just a few that came to mind.
What’s your favourite thing about being an author?
My favourite thing about being an author is seeing kids enjoying reading my books and the enthusiasm they have for the stories and the characters. There are books that I remember reading while I was at school that are still special to me, and I hope that The Fire Song Chronicles can be like that for others.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading Rebel by Marie Lu, which is the continuation of The Legend Trilogy and I am loving it!
To buy: Book Depository
Thank you so much Atlanta for agreeing to do an interview with me, please don’t forget to go check out her socials and check out her books which I definitely recommend!