Interview with Elisa O'Donnell

What are you working on next?
I am currently writing the third book in the Enigma Trilogy: Exception.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The fact I am able to get out of bed! Life is flying by, and I don't want to miss any of it. It has been a journey to gain this perspective, and if you're currently in a rough spot in life, don't give up hope things can change.
What is your writing process?
If I could provide an illustration rather than a description, it would be a page filled with curlicue squiggles.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was abandoned as a baby in Seoul, South Korea and adopted by American parents. I grew up in Small Town, USA. I didn't always feel like I fit in, and I wrote to escape. This has taught me we often figure out the purpose for our lives during the times we struggle.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Sometimes you have to go for it. I was tired of the query letter process to hook an agent and decided to just go for it!
Published 2015-08-02.
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Books by This Author

Epitome
Series: The Enigma Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,570. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Genesis Velorum survived her mission into outer space. Upon her return, she is christened a GURU and sent with the other GURUs from Enigma on a very special mission. The mission’s length is uncertain, and she worries they might never return. But their special mission is not what it seems, and they soon discover Captain Swift has a secret mission that will affect all humankind...
Enigma: A Spacecraft World
Series: The Enigma Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,980. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
In between the Earth and the sun floats the world of Enigma. Created as an outer space bunker and led by Captain Nicholas Swift, it now is home to the descendants of those who improbably survived nuclear war. It is a world that demands equal contributions from each of its inhabitants in order to support its mantra of Longevity, Ingenuity, Fertility, and Equality—the pillars of LIFE.