Interview with Aaron Ryan, Author of Dissonance Volume I: Reality

30 Jan 2024

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Dissonance Volume I: Reality?

A genuine fondness for dystopian novels and movies

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Dissonance Volume I: Reality, what would they be?

“Bullet with Butterfly Wings” by Smashing Pumpkins for the main protagonist, Sergeant Cameron “Jet” Shipley

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

Dystopian, fiction, fantasy

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

“Champion” by Marie Lu, “Rebel” by Marie Lu, “The Expanse” by James S.A. Corey, and The Immortal Ones series by Shade Owens

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

“Lojack” and “Holy Ground”. Both were incredibly intense and compelling, and my fingers were flying off the keyboards!

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I do celebrate when I’m done with a book, with some of my favorite snack foods and treats. But ordinarily I write either during the day while I’m working (I work from home in media production) or at night after I’ve put the kiddos to bed, with a laptop in a recliner.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

“Your focus determines your reality”, and “Someone’s endorsement of you – or lack thereof – has very little to do with your trajectory.”

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Be willing to receive: whatever it is, be willing to receive it.


Aaron Ryan is the author of the new book Dissonance Volume I: Reality

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