Aaron the Webguy here to give some updates on all things Alexie Aaron. The reason for me talking instead of Alexie is that she is neck deep in the waters of writing currently. For those who haven't heard the news...
...has been released! This is Alexie's longest Haunted Series novel to date, and yet, she isn't resting on her laurels at all. What I mean to say is, she is nearing completion of the first draft of her next book, the 16th novel of the Haunted Series! "Holy smokes! How does she do it?" you might ask yourself. Well, first off, she loves writing these books and living in the world that she creates. Alexie wakes up around the time that roosters should be crowing to get a head start on her writing time. Many times I would wake up and find her already spouting, "3000 more words!" before disappearing back to her writer's corner to add to the count. We had a little podcast where she told us a little about her process, and here is the YouTube embed for those who want to hear from the woman herself (plus some other awesome guy who is far too humble to brag about his part in it.) > >
Secondly, she is able to write and complete the books so quickly because of the support she gets from the whole team. The Red Pen doubles her workload, being both the developmental editor and our artwork department. Personally, I think the Never Forget book cover was her best work to date. Without The Red Pen's talent we would all be looking at my MSPaint abominations. She is a busy woman, and she still got Alexie's latest to you all ahead of schedule.
The Red Pen isn't the only member of the team doing their very best to get the book out there. The Beta Reader got the book on a Saturday, I believe, and returned with his notes... that very same Saturday evening. The man reads faster than Superman. The Beta Reader dives in head first and makes it so that everyone gets to enjoy the books mere days after he is presented with them.
And finally and most importantly, she has the support of her readers. I know we have gushed on the subject of her readers before, but it is only because we can't believe how supportive you all are. Alexie often holds out her iPad and says to me, "Look what this person said on Facebook!" As her son, I am genuinely grateful to all of her readers because it is all of you that make it possible for her to do her dream job every day. All of us at Team Alexie couldn't do it without the support of all of you, so thanks again!
Enough mushy stuff already! Oh I guess I, Aaron the Webguy, do some stuff around here as well. Mainly fixing things I should have fixed ages ago, like making sure Sand Trap's Audiobook Link wasn't hidden in a blog post. I also appreciate that Alexie got me to work on original music for both Wages of Cin and Never Forget. Made me dust off my recording software and helped bring out my creative side again. Here are both of the songs again if anyone wants a listen:
We have branched out a lot from just a website where you can see Alexie Aaron's books. My question for all of you is, is there anything you would like to see more of on the site? More YouTube videos, songs, or podcasts perhaps? Let us know in the comments, and I hope you all are enjoying the new book and staying out of the summer heat.
P.S The book that started it all is on Amazon countdown this weekend and here is a picture link below.