E. C. Downes’ was Born in 1968, into a family gifted in the visual arts where her medium is acrylic. It wasn’t until her teen years that Downes discovered her passion for writing. This later took her to various countries around the world, where she taught English as a Second Language in Universities and High schools. Following the death of her father, a man who had always been her inspiration, E.C. took a break from teaching in 2015 to focus on her writing. Thus, EUROPA - a literary science fiction trilogy - was born.