Interview with Aaron Mullins

Where did you grow up and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a town called Wick, which is in Caithness, at the very top of Scotland, near John O'Groats. It's a beautiful place, surrounded by plenty of 'wild' places to play as a child, such as beaches, cliffs, forests etc... so I developed a spirit of adventure which has seen me travel a lot and do things like caving in Budapest, riding a camel across part of the Sahara Desert to the pyramids in Egypt and working 100 miles inside the Arctic Circle in Norway while serving in the Royal Air Force. This excitement and spirit of adventure can be found in many of my characters, who have a high degree of risk taking that keeps readers on the edge of their seat. I draw upon the different places and cultures I have seen to build realistic and believable environments.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I don't remember the first ever story, as it feels like I have always been writing, but I do still have a copy of a book I wrote when I was very young. I was raised in Scotland and the book was about a slightly crazy Haggis who ran a guesthouse and had to keep supplies of bacon stocked up so that he had the strength to fight off armies... i'm sure you will agree this a rather unique genre and I don't think it will be made available on Smashwords anytime soon!!
What' do you enjoy most about being an author?
I love hearing from people who have enjoyed my book, it's an amazing feeling to hear that somebody has loved reading my stories. Obviously I write on many business startup topics too, so it's great when you get an email from someone who has used your guides to start their their own business and things are going well for them. You get a real sense of pride in their success.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When i'm not writing fiction, i'm usually writing non-fiction. When i'm not writing at all I can be found doing the usual things of planning holidays, going to the gym and looking after my daughter Olivia. There are evenings though where it's nice to just relax and watch a film.
Published 2019-02-09.
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Books by This Author

Business Startup Guide: How to Write a Business Plan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Starting up
A good business plan can show potential investors, banks or suppliers that your ideas will work, while also helping you decide what your own expectations are and shaping these into plans of action. It can be intimidating getting all the information together, but this brief simple-to-follow guide will provide you with an overview to help you create a strategy for success.
The Ultimate Business Plan Template
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business & entrepreneurship, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Starting up
The Ultimate Business Plan Template is a great resource and checklist for entrepreneurs starting their own business. Laid out in a traditional business plan format, this detailed overview has each section ready-made for you, all you have to do is add the details relating to your own business. Perfect for completing a professional business plan.
Mullins Collection of Best New Horror
Price: Free! Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
This collection of short stories contains work from four authors, showcasing their best new works of horror fiction. The stories that keep you awake at night. The tales that have you checking underneath the bed. Or wondering whether that really is just a shadow in the corner of the room.
Mullins Collection of Best New Fiction
Price: Free! Words: 32,960. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » General
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
This collection of short stories contains work from nine authors, showcasing their best new works of fiction. This book includes stories of crime, adventure and horror, some comedy to make you laugh and a touch of the supernatural to leave you sleeping with the light on. Experience the mystery and excitement of exploring these new worlds and discovering your new favourite story.