Interview with Ryan W. Aslesen, Author of War’s Edge: Dead Heroes
28 Apr 2020
What can you tell us about your new release, War’s Edge: Dead Heroes?
War’s Edge: Dead Heroes is the first book in the War’s Edge universe. The War’s Edge universe will push the boundaries of science fiction with engrossing stories of harsh and uncompromising military realism, coupled with true-to-life characters pushed to their limits in critically acclaimed writing. There will be both a series, which War’s Edge: Dead Heroes is book 1 of and there will also be stand alone books.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I have always had an active imagination and was encouraged to write by my grandmother at a young age. I felt like the current market didn’t have the stories I connected with so decided to see if I could do a better job myself.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
Dune, Starship Troopers, The Forever War, 1984, Slaughterhouse 5.
What’s your favorite thing about writing?
I enjoy the creative freedom it affords. I get to create the story, the characters, the cover art. You have total control. There aren’t too many areas of our lives we usually have that.
What is a typical day like for you?
I usually get up to write every day at 4am seven days a week. I still have a day job, so I take care of those responsibilities, and then spend time with my family and squeeze in a workout before bed. Rinse and repeat.
What scene in War’s Edge: Dead Heroes was your favorite to write?
I really enjoyed some of the space combat scenes. That was something I hadn’t tackled before in previous books and it was a fun challenge. Hopefully, readers enjoy it.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
Don’t be afraid to fail.
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