I recently interviewed Aaron Booth, one of my fellow authors from Three Ravens Books. His first book from Three Ravens is Life Eternal: Book One of the Saga of Unlife. Aaron took some time to chat with me about his current and future writing efforts.
Michael Tresca (MT): Tell us a little a bit about you. How did you become an author?
Aaron J. Booth (AJB): I have always been writing ever since I was old enough to read. Always wanted to own a book written by me and published by an actual publishing house. So I just kept going and going…and going until that actually happened.
MT: What fiction genre do you enjoy writing most?
AJB: Dark Fantasy. I enjoy dark sci/fi as well, but Dark Fantasy is my favourite. The fun is in creating my own world and filling it with horrible people and a few people who are less horrible but still not ‘good’ as it were. Everyone has a dark side that drives them and I try to exploit that.
MT: What is your latest novel all about?
AJB: I have a novel entitled ‘Hell’s Gate’ due out in Spring. It is the first of a scheduled two-part series called ‘The New World Chronicles’ and is set in post apocalyptic United Kingdom. It’s about survival and I try to get into the heads of the characters to try and get across how desperate a situation being one of very few people left on earth must be. That and being surrounded by daemons.
MT: Are you a gamer? What’s your game of choice?
AJB: Really into my Warhammer. Used to be more of a 40k fanboy but Warhammer Fantasy is my love now. I collect the Empire as I love black powder weaponry.
MT: What kind of gamers will enjoy your work?
AJB: I think anyone who reads Warhammer would appreciate my work as it is that genre of writing that inspired me most. I used to proofread for the Black Library (who publish Warhammer fiction) and also wrote a great deal of Warhammer fan fiction. So if you like Warhammer novels, my stuff will be right up your street.
MT: What’s next on the horizon for you?
AJB: I have very nearly (couple of chapters left) finished the sequel to ‘Life Eternal’. Life Eternal and its sequel ‘Eternity’s End’ are a two-part story arc that leads into a great series that I have planned with a working series title of ‘The Saga of Redemption’. I have also been toying with a couple of other ideas, but I’ll keep those under my hat right now. I do have the sequel to ‘Hell’s Gate’ already planned out in my head (I never plan anything on paper. If it sticks in my head the its worth writing into the story, if I forget it, then it’s not worth including. That’s my way of thought.) I plan on writing that in the New Year. Probably February/March time.
MT: Where can fans contact you?
AJB: On my Facebook page you can find character artwork and much more. My Twitter is @aaronjbooth. Otherwise for a more personal approach my website aaronjbooth.com. It has a contact form on it that goes directly to my email.
MT: Where can we buy your books?
AJB: Amazon is the easiest place to buy either paperback or kindle versions of the book. However, Three Ravens website has a section that tells you where you can buy their books. There are various different outlets including WHSmith, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and various others.