Author Toni Cox
My love for reading began when I was 11 years old and I was given “The Black Stallion” by Walter Farley for Christmas. I began horse riding when I was four years old, so I loved the story about the wild, beautiful stallion. I have been an avid reader since then, reading a variety of genres, but the fantasy genre holds a very special place in my heart.
In 2013, after years of battling with increasing pain, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, and Ankylosing Spondylitis. For almost two years we struggled to find the right medication for me and my quality of life was on a steep decline. At one stage, I used a wheelchair just to go to the shops.
That was when I decided life is too short not to follow my dreams. I started writing Elemental Rising and the process of writing helped me tremendously in dealing with my illness.
The doctors eventually found the right mix of medication for me and, with my mind firmly fixed on not letting my “disabilities” get to me, I have since published 5 books.
I will be publishing another 5 books of the Elemental saga during 2018, as well as a dystopian fantasy novel set for release towards the end of 2018.
(Toni Cox, January 2018)
The Elemental Trilogy
Book 1: Elemental Rising