Interview with Luke Aidan, Author of Starlight’s End
03 Aug 2023
What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Starlight’s End?
Starlight’s End is a story that has been in my head and heart for the last 20 years. Like many people who grew up in the 90s, some of my earliest formative memories were built around a galaxy far, far away and filled with heroes in masks and costumes. Those stories were first and foremost entertaining, but they also taught me about heroism and sacrifice. That’s the spirit that Starlight’s End was born out of. Flawed heroes that face unbeatable odds. Over the last decade I have searched for the right medium and the right words to tell my version of that story. After thousands of hours brainstorming, writing, and re-writing, Starlight’s End was how that story finally came together.
If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of Starlight’s End, what would they be?
Somewhat an answer to the question, there was one song that I found inspiration for the story in- The Power of One by Secession Studios & Greg Dombrowski. The song starts off very slow and dark, but as it goes on it builds to an epic finale filled with sounds of hope and power. It’s a very moving song.
What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?
Actually my favorite genre to read is mystery.
What books are on your TBR pile right now?
The Sentence is Death by Anthony Horowitz will be my next read.
What scene in your book was your favorite to write?
Chapter 39: The Only Hope. By far my favorite thing I’ve ever written.
Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)
I tend to write very late at night or very early in the morning. I do have a cat who lays beside me which is actually kind of comforting.
Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?
Well, first and foremost, I am a Christian. In all of my writing and my interaction with others, I aim to echo the words of Psalm 19:14 “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.”
If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?
If I could hope anything, it would be for my readers to walk away entertained and satisfied with the way the story played out and with their choice to spend time reading it.
Luke Aidan is the author of the new book Starlight’s End
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