Interview with Sandra Saidak, Author of Song of Destiny

28 Jun 2023

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Song of Destiny (Salia’s Chronicles: Book 2)?

It’s hard to remember now. The idea came to me years ago. Then the story changed as I wrote it (which often happens with my writing). I remember wanting to write an epic fantasy about a young girl who wasn’t the typical hero, but rather an ordinary girl who became important to those who were the heroes, kings and princesses of the kingdom. Two movies, “Labyrinth” and “The Never-Ending Story” also influenced this series.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Song of Destiny (Salia’s Chronicles: Book 2), what would they be?

Salia: “Where the Magic is Real” by Puzzlebox (Indie filk band; SF Bay Area).

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I love Historical Fiction from almost any time period. I also enjoy fantasy and science fiction–especially with a feminist slant.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

I’m eagerly awaiting the release of The Phoenix Crown by Kate Quinn and Janie Chang.

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

There were many, but I’ll settle on the courtroom scene in Ch. 22-23 was probably my favorite.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I have to have a glass of water on my desk when I write.

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Anyone can be a “Chosen One”.


Sandra Saidak is the author of the new book Song of Destiny (Salia’s Chronicles: Book 2)

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