Today is my stop during the blog tour for Sunborn Rising: Beneath The Fall by Aaron Safronoff. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 27 June till 10 July, you can view the tour schedule here.
Sunborn Rising: Beneath The Fall (Sunborn Rising #1)
by Aaron Safronoff
Age category: all-ages, Middle Grade and up
Release Date: May 2016
Publisher: Neoglyphic Entertainment
A distant world of Great Trees floating on an ocean surrounding a star.
The flotilla forests cycle light and water through their boughs into their lush canopies. But the once vibrant treescape has grown dark, slowly, subtly over many generations. The civilization of creatures living among the boughs believe the darkness is normal. That is, until one willful young girl named Barra discovers the hidden journal of her late father.
Pouring over her father’s writing, Barra learns of a mysterious plague, a creeping vine choking the flow of light and water into the canopy. Her father warned the Elders. He urged them to take action. Those were his last words.
Together with her two best friends, a Rugosic named Tory and a Kolalabat named Plicks, Barra will explore every bark, wood, and leaf of the Great Forest to relight her world and complete her father’s story, even if it leads her beneath the Fall.
Interview:Aaron: Many thanks to Adventures Thru Wonderland for the interview, and to Lola’s Blog Tours
for making the arrangements! Readers rule! And, I’m ready. :-D
Adventures Thru Wonderland: What made you want to become an author, or when did you
realize you enjoy writing?
A: I’ve loved writing since I learned to draw letters. My penmanship possessed a beauty that
years of typing have since erased, but there was joy in simply placing one letter after another to
form and keep ideas alive. As far as wanting to be an author, I didn’t ever spend much time
thinking about it. I wrote because I had to get something out of me. If I’m lucky enough to have
an audience that cares about those somethings then I suppose I’m an author. It’s certainly fun
to say. :-D
ATW: Which writers inspire you, or who are some of your favorites?
A: Cormac McCarthy, China Mieville, and Philip K. Dick to name the first three that popped into
my mind. I’m not sure if they inspire me in the romantic sense of the word, but I absolutely love
their styles. Their powerful and vivid voices sing to me.
ATW: Where did you get the idea for Sunborn Rising?
A: I made it up :-) . In all seriousness, I was making up a bunch of worlds for a part-time job, and
Cerulean was one among them. I’m sure it came from years of playing in the dirt and climbing
trees, and watching David Attenborough on the Discovery Channel.
ATW: What did you enjoy most about writing this book?
A: Reading the chapters aloud to my friends each week. Nothing like that will ever happen
again for me, and those memories are the tiny treasures that fill my personal Thread.
ATW: How can readers discover more about you and your work?
A: Anyone interested can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram under my name, but
also, sunbornrising.com and neoglyphic.com will go a long way toward describing what I’m up
to with Sunborn Rising, and what Neoglyphic is developing as a franchise publisher. I also have
website, though I treat it more like a repository of short works than a social outlet.
Thank you so much for a fantastic interview! It’s been a pleasure!
You can find Sunborn Rising on Goodreads
You can buy Sunborn Rising here:
- Amazon paperback
- Amazon hardcopy
View the book trailer for Sunborn Rising here on youtube
Meet the Characters
About the Author:
Aaron Safronoff was born and raised in Michigan where he wrote his first novella, Evening Breezes. In his early twenties, he moved to California to attend culinary school. He fell in love with the Bay Area and has never considered leaving, although he did eventually leave the school.
During his ten years in the games industry, he worked at various levels and for several disciplines including quality assurance, production, and design. All the while he was writing a novel, short stories, plays, and poetry. His career in design introduced him to amazingly intelligent, fun, and creative people, many of whom he considers family today.
Safronoff self-published, Spire, in 2011, and won the Science Fiction Discovery Award for the same in the summer of 2012. By the end of that year he decided to drop everything and free fall into fiction. In the following three months he completed work on the sequel to Spire, Fallen Spire, edited Evening Breezes, and published both.
Today, Safronoff is co-founder and Chief Storyteller of Neoglyphic Entertainment and working on his fifth novel, the second book of the Sunborn Rising series. In his spare time, Safronoff enjoys reading a variety of authors, Philip K. Dick, Cormac McCarthy, and Joe Abercrombie among them. He enjoys living near the ocean, playing and watching hockey, and video games. He has a deep love of music and comedy.
You can find and contact Aaron here:
Sunborn Rising links:
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