Ryan Z. Dawson is the author of the self-published The King’s Eagle. His new book, Melidora, which was published by Dire Ninja Media.
How would you describe your story in one sentence?
Melidora is about a girl with amnesia who finds herself in a magical land, through which she travels trying to remember who she is.
What inspired you to write your story/characters/theme?
I had just finished translating Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland into my conlang, Imnura, and I started thinking about how many stories there are in which children find secret fantasy worlds that adults have no access to. I thought it would be a fun challenge to try and write a story about a fanasy land that is discovered by an adult instead. This simple idea ended up becoming very personal as my main characters developed. I have fond memories of playing outside with my friends as a child. …
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