Aaron Hollingsworth writes weird fiction and science fantasy. His works include The Bone Brick City, The Geohex of Wraith County, The Broken Bards of Paris, and The Apothecary of Mantua. He lives in Kansas City.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff. It featured a life-sized dinosaur statue that comes to life to spend the day playing with a little boy. I wanted to be that boy.
What is your writing process?
I flesh out each main character, understanding them inside and out. I create an environment and situation to put them in. Now, here's the tricky part: I then follow the characters around and write down what they do. In a weird way, my characters write the story, not me.
Also, I drink tons of coffee for focus and clarity.
Overcome with regret for selling Romeo a powerful poison, the Apothecary of Mantua tries to undo the tragedy that befell Verona. This is a story of forbidden alchemy, ruthless inquisition, malign fairies, foul murders, and resurrections-gone-awry.
As Wraith County swells with the restless spirits of the dead, a team of supernatural warrior investigators seek a way to undo the ancient land-curse. Weird adventure and reality-bending action fill the pages in this second installment of FOUR WINDS - ONE STORM!