Featured Interview With Wilbur Arron
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
Wilbur Arron is the pseudonym for a retire professional engineer who has spent the last 40 years working for both in government and private consulting. Raised in Florida, Wilbur has worked throughout the United States on environmental projects. He has retired to Florida where he has decided to try his hand at writing Fantasy Book set in historical settings.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
Wilbur started reading science-fiction in the 1950s and this has continued throughout his life. He has met many of the great science fiction, fantasy, and historical authors of the last half century. Although trained in engineering, he has also developed a vast knowledge of history. He combines these two fields when he writes. Although he has written from time to time since childhood, it has only been with retirement that he has found time to write major works. He has written three fantasy books set in a world similar to Greece of the Fourth Century BCE.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
He reads mostly science-fiction, fantasy, history, science, and biography. Authors like Heinlein Asimov, Clarke, Brine, McCullough, Chandler, are his favorites. He has taken inspiration for all these authors.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
He has written a three book fantasy series that is available on both Kindle and Nook. The Forest of Allund, The Laughing Gods, and Demigod. All three books are set in a a world like ancient Greece. These books are not like normal Greek Mythology. The deal with real problem and the sometimes terrible means we must use to solve these problems. It also deals with the use and abuse of both magical and political power. Their main point is showing what actions are sometimes necessary to protect those we care about. These is no black and white in these books, only infinite shades of gray.
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