In Ataxia and the Ravine of Lost Dreams, where did you get the idea for the fireballs and the Cube? Were you influenced by Ender's Game and Hunger Games, because there was definitely that vibe going on.
I have always loved Orson Scott Card and admired his strategies in Ender's Game. One day I had a dream about the Cube and then developed the rules from there. I was definitely influenced by both Card and Collins when I wrote Ataxia.