Interview with Aaron R Roberts

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Bill. You know him, we all do.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Four days a week I work for a big box warehouse. The other three are more enjoyable. Sundays are always church, mommas, and NASCAR. Monday and Tuesday are spent doing an equal balance of honey do list and writing. Also to catch up on DVR'd shows. I write a lot when I do write. Big blocks of words that sometimes fit together and sometimes not. My aunt told me once " There are only 26 letters in the alphabet and it is up to you arrange them to say what you mean"
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I am a long time bookworm. The E format just makes it easier to take books with you when you go where you go.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes I do. It was in 1984 for a literary contest. I teamed up with one of my friends Donald Hawk to write a short story. The limit was 1000 words and we had it done in no time. The sad thing is I dont remember the title.
What is your writing process?
I story line and research. There is not a story I have written where you cant physically go and see the buildings and streets. For instance in "Still Life" It is set in the little town of Lewisburg KY.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
"12 filthily stinking rotten kids" It is a book about foster care. I dont remember who wrote it, But I thought at the time it was important in my life.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I can only pick five? Well then my all time favorite would have to be "Tales of the fourth grade nothing" by Judy Blume. I read it in the fourth grade ; go figure. We all remember what fourth grade was like. Next would be "Fade" by Robert Comier. Who in their life does not want to fade at one point or another. Then its fuzzy. Any written material by Robert Elmore, Larry McMurtry. or Louis L'amour
What do you read for pleasure?
Survival and camping books
When did you first start writing?
Third grade and not looked back yet. It got so bad my teachers would give me multiple choice test while the rest of my classmates would get essay questions.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Money or there lack of it. All writers should be judged on their talent and not how thick their wallets are.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I am childless. Knowing that my books will out last me if done correctly.
What do your fans mean to you?
The world. Without fans what is an author?
What are you working on next?
Holly Daze - the next consecutive volume in the series. It all depends on how well this one is received by you the reader.
Describe your desk
No desk. I just dont write inside.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My childhood
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I am the creator of the June Project and with the help of Neil McGowan and ​ Viv Drewa​ have established a small flowing with the "Ashtray to Jawbreakers" book series. You should go check it out.
Published 2015-07-01.
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