Which actor would you like to see playing the lead from your most recent book(s)?
I really don’t know! But I’d be just as happy with unknown as known actors – maybe my stories could be the making of a young actor’s career. ;o) Wouldn’t that be nice?
Like you, Gus likes to cook. What is your favorite go-to at the last minute dish to prepare when in a bind?
If I’m in a hurry, I like to keep it simple. I’ll usually grab some frozen fish from the freezer (swordfish, Chilean seabass, MahiMahi) and throw it in the oven with some butter, parmesan, and fresh herbs. Then I’ll see what fresh veggies we have and either stir fry them up quick or even simply boil them. For example, Dale and I love summer squash boiled with just plain old butter. Mmm. I often cut up a cucumber or red pepper as a side, or throw together a salad, sometimes right on the plate instead of in a bowl. And if I have some nice couscous (quick cooking!) I’ll add that to round off the meal.
Photo of a chicken fricassée dish Aaron made following one of my recipes...!
Besides writing, and cooking, what are your other passions?
Sonia, I also love photography, reading, hiking, gardening, and most of all, playing with my grandkids!
I guess all authors get asked this one, but if you were to be asked to give advice to an aspiring author, what would you tell them?
I frequently get this question from aspiring writers, Sonia. And I’m happy to answer it. I’ve actually written books about this question (the Write Like the Wind series I mentioned above). But most of all I tell them to just write. Keep it up, every single day. Read like crazy in your favorite genre, and try to absorb the “teachings” of great writers this way. Get involved in writers groups, and don’t take too much to heart from the naysayers. There’s always someone your writing won’t please. First of all, make sure you satisfy your own urge to create, and that you feel good about your product. Edit, get help with edits, and edit some more. And keep writing, whether or not you’ve published your first book. It all comes together in the end, but it’s hard work and takes many years to perfect your craft, develop a following, and eventually maybe even make a little profit on it!
The last two books I am featuring in this interview are "stand alone" novels, and Aaron's first try at writing in different genres...one has a bit of mystery but it is mainly a love story... and the other is a brand new chilling story of terror, but it would not be an Aaron story without a bit of romance mixed in...
I was priviledged to help as a beta reader with both of these books!
Romances and Thrillers
THE SEACREST (print, eBook, and audio book) Winner of the Beach Book Festival 2014, Romance Category.
Can teenage love stand the test of time, separation and misunderstandings...? Throw in the beautiful Cape Cod scenery, love of horses, and an old mystery finally resolved and you have a beautiful read for ANY time of the year!
DEVIL’S LAKE (eBook) - soon to be published in print
Thank you, Aaron, for letting me share your world with my friends and readers...and thank you for letting me be one of your beta readers...!