Alde Baron is the author and illustrator of The Quest Logs, short stories for ages 10+. Born in San Diego, Alde Baron now lives in Phoenix, AZ, where he works as a software engineer, and volunteers as a DJ for a local sports league.
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.
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.