Interview with Aaron Reinwald

What are you working on next?
I am working on a Science Fiction book about a child from the present who is telepathically connected to a man from the future.
Who are your favorite authors?
Chuck Palahniuk, Chris Jericho, S.E. Hinton, Marilyn Manson and Charles Bukowski.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Knowledge, dreams, writing, seeing a beautiful face even from far away..etc
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I also run a neighborhood pet care service where I feed people's pets and take their dogs out. I do pretty well. Aside from that I watch movies and read to gather inspiration.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Either via goodreads, twitter or amazon. Mainly amazon.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Technically, my novel Life,Sex,Delusions is the first story I ever wrote haha. I did write a 'goosebumps' style tale when I was 9, however. It was about a child who ditched school and was attacked by monsters after he ditched. He was left screaming "Take me back to school!"
What is your writing process?
I usually watch movies and then I process them in my mind by writing poetry about each part of the movie that I watch. It helps me get my creative writing juices flowing. As for during writing, I don't really have a process I just have an idea for a beginning and an end and jump right in.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember reading Doctor Seuss' books and that might have indirectly inspired me to write poetry. When I was 11, I read the Outsiders which is my all-time favorite book. For some reason I felt like a greaser in a world full of Soc's back then and I think that may have taught me to accept people for who they are.
How do you approach cover design?
I try to think of the mood or tone of the book and then I either find an image of my own or I buy stock images that can be used for commercial use. Font is important as well.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1.The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is my all-time favorite book, as I've stated in another question. When I was 11, I felt like a greaser in a world of Soc's and that book taught me to be more accepting of people.
2. Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare is another book I learned to appreciate when I was in high school. It's a classic tale of forbidden love, passion and romance. It's also somewhat psychological in a way when it comes to how the mind responds to situations of romance.
3. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk is another favorite of mine, it's hard for me to explain why. There is just a lot of commentary about the way we live and the way we let things control our lives. It can drive us crazy.
4. Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out Of Hell is another top favorite. Even though it's non-fiction, it is said to have many fictional elements in it. However, it takes you into the twisted mind of Brian Warner and his experiences with his childhood and people on the way to becoming a rock star. The book was so down to earth!
5. Pulp by Charles Bukowski, a private eye who is paid by "Lady Death" to chase people down. A story written by Charles Bukowski while he was dying. The reality mixed with story is just so poetic!
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a kindle reader for my PC. I usually read all my ebooks on my pc. I have not had experience with other reading devices yet.
When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was 8. I mainly wrote poetry but I had a few stories that were erased due to hard drive crashes from old computers and printers that did not work.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I wanted to write a story about my life but decided only to add a few things that were about my life because I'm not sure a book about my life would be that interesting. I guess we'll find that out, someday. I had a few friends that died and I've had my heart broken a few times over the past few years so I wanted to put that into writing. I wanted to make a book for my friends who are no longer around.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
How else do you get your book out there when there aren't that many people in the publishing industry that are willing to give you that chance?
What do your fans mean to you?
My fans mean the world. I would be nowhere if I didn't have people who support my books. I love connecting with people and meeting them too so it's nice to be able to share that expression with others.
Published 2015-08-23.
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