Interview with Alde Baron

Published 2022-07-21.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I find the most joy in writing when I can let go of reality and let the story unfold itself. When the characters take on a life of their own, and I, the author, don't get to determine how they will behave -- that's when I know the writing has truly immersed itself into a captivating tale. The ultimate joy in life is creating life, and so, when my characters control the world I put them in, I feel that happiness.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love my fans. Without them, I would feel my writing is sent into the void of the Internet, lost forever. That they read and enjoy my writing, my artwork, brings me the greatest feeling of appreciation. I love giving them short stories that take them away from their world for a time, which we all need.
What are you working on next?
That's a secret! Actually, more stories.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I don't necessarily have an inspiration to get out of bed each day. If I could stay under the comfortable blankets, I would! But alas, life calls, and I push myself -- I make it a must to get out of bed and begin writing.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I'm a DJ and web developer for a local sports league. They are the greatest community of people I've been a part of, and I wouldn't trade anything for the experiences and growth I have enjoyed with them.
Describe your desk
My desk is littered with papers, sticky notes, pencils, pens, keyboards, my Cintiq 13HD, several laptops and screens. It's a large, stand-up desk, and standing as I write allows me to feel more productive and filled with energy. Something about sitting down, the bend in the body/slouching, puts me into a non-peak state.
When did you first start writing?
I swear I must have began my writing when I was just in elementary / grade school. Any time I was tasked to write, I would write more than was required, and in greater detail than the rest of the students. Writing professionally, or as a hobby, to create The Quest Logs, began around spring of 2010.
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Books by This Author

Zombie Mistletoe
Price: Free! Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Whiteboot must steal a magic mistletoe, a plant believed to bind lovers to a rich and beautiful life. Why, then, are the villagers of Castle Graystone attacking his pirate crew this X-Mess Eve?
A Knight's Chance
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,840. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When events at the castle threaten to end the bloodline of the royal family, Walton throws himself into the path of danger. Determined to protect the kingdom, he faces evils unknown to him, hoping victory will redeem him for past failed duties.
A Not So Normal Girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,870. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Kicked out of school, and her life is in peril. Desi Baron is a not so normal girl in this exciting, two-part, action adventure story.
A Bard's Feather
Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The local bard can't sing or play music until Desi gets him a new feather.
Get Off My Island!
Price: Free! Words: 14,910. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
(5.00 from 1 review)
Whiteboot is a ruthless pirate, and a hopeless treasure hunter. He's a man of vices, little gold, but tons of energy for adventure and danger.