EK Dobbins is an Illinois native with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering and a knack for being creative. She began her creative journey as a senior in high school, writing stories and sharing them with her older cousin who is also a writer. After many years, the relationship with her cousin faded but her love affair with fantasy writing continued. On Mother’s Day, 2014 EK Dobbins published her first Self Published novelette titled Sorceress of Selvast Forest. Months after that, she launched the Voyage to the Temple of Light, the first full novel in her Sorceress of Selvast Forest series. She has continued the adventure with the thawing of her second novel, Ice King and shows no signs of slowing down.
EK Dobbins currently lives in the middle part of the United States with her feline friend, Lady M. She works as a graphic illustrator and computer guru, teaching classes in Computer operations as well as tutor math, reading, and writing. All this under the umbrella of her own business named Apellez Dreams. EK Dobbins is one busy woman but still find the time for her hobbies of Archery and sword fighting.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do, it was way back in highschool. It was about a dragonknight, his lover and a thief who got wrapped up in the middle of their dispute with a powerful sorceress. It was not my best work, but I get a good kick out of how far I've come since then.
What is your writing process?
Depend on the story I am writing actually. Some I sit down and start writing, others I put together an outline as a suggested guide to follow as I journey through my document. Once the outline is complete I try to stick to it but usually end up going off a little. I put my document down at the end of the day then go back to it a few days later to read it and see if it still flows the way I want. If not, I edit and change the scenes usually switching them around until it flows like I want it to. Ever evolving, I am working to improve my writing even as we speak.
After a tremendous undertaking of sailing to the Temple of Light, Milea and her friends finally arrive at their destination. The devastation on the outside paled what awaited them inside. Skeletons line the floor at the feet of the Statue of Ilandere, Eltis of Song. Milea hopes they are not too late to save her twin. This is Part 3 of Book 1 in the Sorceress of Selvast Forest Series
After surviving an unusual storm, Milea and her companions are now stranded upon Cyenzie Island. The enchanted ship, Lady of the Night, can be repaired. Unfortunately, the repairs will take at least overnight. In the blink of an eye, they are surrounded by the island inhabitants and taken to see the King.