E. Paige Burks


E. Paige Burks, budding author of The Heart of the Guardian, is a graduate from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agricultural Communication and Journalism.

Her book, Return to Royalty, won the 2016 Author U Draft to Dream Award in the Young Adult category and has been nominated for USA Best Book Awards and International Book Awards.

When she is not writing fantasy and love stories, she enjoys Mexican food, singing out loud, cuddling with her cats, and taking long naps.

E. Paige Burks lives in Houston, Texas with her husband, four dogs, three cats, three horses, and a single bird named Ricki.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've always had a story to tell and never was able to find a publisher to pick it up. Considering how tight the industry is, I thought indie publishing would be the way to go. I did my first book, The Heart of the Guardian, as an indie book, and I've never looked back. I found Judith Briles and the AuthorU Draft to Dream contest and it's been all up ever since then. Without her guidance and help Return to Royalty might still be nothing more than a dream.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love to create new worlds and new people to play with. I know that sounds narcissistic, but I really enjoy having an escape from my reality for a little while. Plus, I just have a burning need to write. If I don't, it seriously impacts my psyche. We authors are a weird bunch!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find E. Paige Burks online

Where to buy in print


A Gexalatian Tale
Nyx is a lost princess. Jet is sent to bring her home. What could possibly go wrong?


Return to Gexalatia, A Gexalatian Tale Series Book Two
Series: A Gexalatian Tale. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,190. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Nyx and Jet have finally made it to Gexalatia, but nothing is going as they had planned. Old enemies and new allies await as they struggle to find their way in this foreign world!
Return to Royalty, A Gexalatian Tale Series Book One
Series: A Gexalatian Tale. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,530. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00 from 1 review)
Winner of Draft to Dream competition 2016 in the YA category, sponsored by Judith Briles' Author U. Nyx Estrella is a princess from Gexalatia, a world on the other side of a portal. Unfortunately, she has no idea. Jet Lamia is a war prisoner, sent from Gexalatia by the queen, Liana Estrella, to bring Nyx back home to the kingdom of Ymber. Can this duo put their differences aside to survive?

E. Paige Burks' tag cloud

adventure    fantasy    gexalatia    jet    nyx    other world    portal    romance    young adult