7 Questions

7 Questions with Arden Aoide

Today on the FlipSide, I have the pleasure of featuring an interview with Arden Aoide. If you’re not yet acquainted with Arden, or her writing, here’s a little information about her…

ArdenI’m the ringmaster to two mad daughters, three madder cats, and a very patient husband with an infinite sense of humor. My world basically revolves around them, by choice and necessity. I’m also an obstinate insomniac. Actually, I’m a bit obstinate about most adult things, and that influences almost everything I do. I hate rules and regulations. People find me too permissive in my parenting, but only because my goal is to raise kind humans with an edge of anarchy, and not those who know their place. It’s not up to me to choose their place, but only to help them find it.

Welcome Arden! Now let’s get to the questions. Using ten words or less, tell me about your book.

Ancient Hunger is a lavish historical romp, creating ravenous mythologies.

What song would you want to play during the opening credits of your book were it made into a movie? Why?

Dark Parts by Perfume Genius because “I will take the dark part of your heart into my heart”. It’s simple, yet beautifully emotive.

Who would you want to direct the story of your life? Is there anyone specific you’d like to play you?

The ghost of Stanley Kubrick. And Kate Winslet circa Titanic.

What is your writing process? Are you a planner or a pantser? Do you prefer to hand write your works or type them directly into your word processor?

I plan everything in minute details. Then, to stick it to the man, I don’t follow any of them. I type.  My handwriting is horrible.

What advice would you give to a younger version of yourself: something you wish you knew then that you know now?

Start writing now.

What are the three books that really inspired you to become a writer?

The Little Prince—Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Witching Hour—Anne Rice

Stardust—Neil Gaiman

Stardust is such a great book! Now it’s time for the Rapid. Fire. Questions.

  • Coffee or tea? Coffee.
  • Cats or dogs? Cats.
  • Snow or sun? Snow.
  • Print books or eReader? Print.
  • Nachos or potato chips? Nachos.
  • Baked or fried? Fried.
  • Candy or chocolate? Chocolate.
  • Comedy, Romance, or Horror? Comedy.
  • Action, Science Fiction, or Animated? Science Fiction.
  • Classics or Modern? Classics.
  • Old World or New World? Old World.
  • Sweet or spicy? Sweet.
  • Comfort or Speed? Comfort.

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions Arden! For those of you who would like to connect with Arden and keep up on all of the news surrounding her and her writing, you can find her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, her website, Goodreads, and her Amazon Author Page.

Now let’s take a look at Ancient Hunger… Don’t forget that clicking on the cover will take you straight to Amazon!

AHHe loves her.

He wants to make that clear.

He will love her until the sun swallows the Earth or burns out entirely.

He is very patient.

He only wants to keep her safe.

Even from herself.

Especially from herself.

Because he knows what is best for her.

Because he loves her.

Ancient Hunger is an erotic urban fantasy soaked with the blood of a southern gothic romance.


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