Araya Evermore is the penname of Joanna Starr and author of the bestselling series, The Goddess Prophecies – a six book epic fantasy adventure readers are comparing to J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and David Edding’s The Mallorean, and describing it as “Robert Jordan’s hugely popular The Wheel of Time series, with a female Chosen One.”
Araya has been exploring other worlds and writing fantasy stories ever since she came to Planet Earth. Finding herself in a world in which she didn’t quite fit, escaping into fantasy novels gave her the magic and wonder she craved. Despite majoring in Philosophy & Religion, then Computer Science, she left her career in The City to return to her first love; writing spellbinding Epic Fantasy.
Originally from Somerset, the British Isles, she has been travelling the world since 2011, and so far resided in the Caribbean, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, Andorra, Malta and now Ireland. Aside from writing she spends time working, talking to trees, swimming with fish, gaming, and playing with swords.
Araya has been on the road so long she hails from many places and none, but having lived in the mountains, she realised she’s a sea-based creature, and currently resides by the ocean in Ireland.