Bex Aaron


Bex Aaron is too old to be concerned with convention. Thus, she's going to give you some random facts about herself, and about her books, in the hopes that it will make you smile...even if just for a moment.

Bex Aaron's legal name is Rebecca, and you may also call her that if you wish. Just never call her Becky. She loathes Becky.

She lives in Texas, and works as a legal secretary. It's a pretty swell job. She's pretty happy.

She is divorced, and she's pretty happy about that too.

She loves the color purple, both the actual color and the novel and movie of the same name.

She would like to buy the world a Coke.

She originally wrote the Independence Day series when she was 14 years old, back in 1997. Over time, she thought of ways she could improve on the original effort and the current incarnation made its debut as webfiction on July 4, 2009.

She took a year to write the first two books and three years to write the third. A lot of people got angry with her about this, and she does apologize.

Independence Day is a story about a small town, full of hard working, god fearing people...and one of them happens to be a murderer. It's expected to run a series of five books, and book four, Dirty Little Secret, is coming May 1, 2015.

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That's pretty much it.

Smashwords Interview

What is your favorite word?
There are so many. It would be impossible to pick just one.
What is your least favorite word?
No. I think that's everyone's least favorite word.
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Where to find Bex Aaron online



Independence Day, Book 4.5: Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Series: Independence Day. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,550. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Take a look back at the sticky summer of 1961, five years before Haven Park, Wyoming found itself rocked to the core by a series of murders. This five-chapter prequel to the tales of Independence Day is packed with love, lies, secrets, drama and the characters you know as you've never seen them before.
Independence Day, Book Four: Dirty Little Secret
Series: Independence Day, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,620. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Dirty little secrets...Haven Park is overrun with them, and in the days since Carol Mathison's brutal murder, they've been seeping out one by one. Book four of this series finds the tension coming to a head for several residents, as we explore just what desperation can drive someone to do. It's over for two more characters, and we are edging closer and closer to the truth. Can you figure it out?
Independence Day, Book Three: Innocent
Series: Independence Day, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,580. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
As Haven Park, Wyoming struggles to comprehend the senselessness of the crimes that plague their community, the personal lives of their most revered citizens continue to unravel. Relationships are tested, and even altered permanently, as the killer strikes once more. Can you figure it out?
Independence Day, Book Two: Tangled Webs
Series: Independence Day, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,160. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Closely knit, deeply religious and with a population of just over 500, Haven Park, Wyoming appeared to be a small town just like any other. Then, on the night of July 4, 1966, everything changed forever. Gripped with the horrifying realization there was a killer in their midst, Haven Park reels from one murder after another, at the diabolical hands of one of their own.
Independence Day, Book One: The Beginnings
Series: Independence Day, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 55,680. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(4.33 from 6 reviews)
It's 1966, and Haven Park, Wyoming is a picturesque community much like any other...until one of its favorite daughters is murdered on Independence Day. Soon, a mystery bigger than the town itself unravels, leaving few in Small Town America unscathed.

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1960s    drama    historical fiction    intrigue    mystery    prequel    soap opera    suspense    thriller   

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Smashwords book reviews by Bex Aaron

  • Breakfast Anytime on May 20, 2011

    This collection of poems runs the gamut from passion between a couple, a parent grieving their child growing up too fast, scorned lovers and more. My favorites included the title poem "Breakfast Anytime", an acrostic which tells an interesting story; "Amazement", a sweet poem told from an ill child's perspective, and "The Cure for a Broken Heart", a cute piece about a young woman seeking a doctor's advice on how to get past a break up. I recommend this collection for poetry enthusiasts, as well as those that enjoy lyrical imagery. Very well done.
  • Dalston Junction on July 01, 2011

    The twist at the end is epic. This story keeps you reading until the last page.
  • Desecrated Bonds on Sep. 12, 2013

    This book is a wonderfully intriguing debut from Ms. Smith! It is extremely well written, and it holds the readers interest throughout. With every page, a new layer is added to this tale, culminating in an unforgettable twist at the end. I look forward to reading many more titles from this author in the future!