Featured Interview With Juliette L. Dunn
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I am a YA science fiction/fantasy writer living in Oregon, USA and have been here all my life. I have a pitbull and a pitbull-mastiff mix, plus an adorable dumbo rat named Cloud.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I was fascinated with books almost since I was born. I would hyper-fixate on letters and learned them when I had just learned to talk, and was reading by the time I was in pre-school. Books have always been my passion, and I read almost any genre. Although I’ve gone through countless different interests, reading has been the one that never waned.
I started writing in the sixth grade, when I began writing fanfiction for the Warriors universe by Erin Hunter. I soon progressed to original fiction and haven’t looked back.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I don’t have a favorite genre and will read almost anything, from contemporary YA to classic novels and hard science fiction. Some of my favorite authors include Marissa Meyer, Margaret Atwood, George Orwell, Gregory Maguire, and Angie Thomas.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is called Gateway, and is the first book in a series called The Migax Cycle. It’s a YA science fantasy set in a fictional world called Migax and it follows two students at a presitigious school. One of the students, Leafsong, is a member of a dragon-like species that coexists with humans and can turn invisible, and the other, Summer, is a hacker and expert in technology. The two end up on the bad side of a military manufacturer called MiliLabs, which is creating a telepathic weapon to be used to dominate skeefers. They get mixed up with a resistance organization planning to stop MiliLabs from creating a totalitarian state, all the while dealing with school and all the drama that comes with it. It’s great for fans of a mix of science fiction and fantasy and features asexual and non-binary representation. It took me about a year to write and I am very proud to have finally published it.
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