I'm Antonia Fields and I live in Australia with my very friendly puppy who sits by my side as I write. I have a background in science and this remains the greatest source of my writing inspiration. Filling my day with writing is one of the greatest things that I have ever done.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
That's a good question. I wrote a story in high school - in my creative writing class - about a group of children who disappeared in a forest and one day emerged with special abilities.
What is your writing process?
I was once watching a show on TV where writers were being interviewed about their processes and were asked about writers block. One of the writers answers stood out. She said, there is no such thing as writers block you just write without worrying if it's good or bad and then edit it once you have finished. I guess my process is a little like this. I start with an idea and just start writing, see where it takes me. Then I go back and fill in the details, research where I have to, take poetic license where I can and tidy up all my work making sure it all comes together in a great, adventure filled story.
Lily has known from a young age that she was adopted and was content growing up peacefully with her adopted father and her extended family in the Library. She was not prepared for the truth the Library kept from her about her alien origins. Now Lily finds herself hunted by the Travellers. Will she make it to safety or will she be captured and exploited for her special alien DNA?