Topic: Author Interview
Aidan Lucid the person:
1. What three words do you think describe you as a human being?
Kind, honest, caring.
2. How do you think others would describe you?
I think others would say the same.
3. Please tell us what you are most passionate about outside of writing.
I like reading (as it helps me broaden my mind and vocabulary), and I also have a strong love for soccer and music.
4. Do you have any pets? If so, introduce us to them.
I have no pets.
5. What is your most precious memory?
I think my most precious memory is when I performed at a local popular theatre back in 2003 and received the biggest applause of the night! I was participating in a music project where we had to form a band and come up with material within 5 days and then perform at the theatre on the 5th night. It was one of those rare occasions where it felt good to be me for a change.
6. What is your most embarrassing memory?
Hmm...not really sure if I should say this. Aw what the heck, I think I will! My most embarrassing memory was when I accidentally farted during maths class back in 1999. I was tres rouge with embarrassment.
7. If you weren't a writer, what would you be doing with your life?
I honestly don't know. I think I would pursue music as I've a keen interest in it and would love to learn to play an instrument.
8. In two paragraphs or less write your obituary.
Aidan Lucid was a man who loved life and loved to make people smile. His greatest love was writing and hoped that others would be entertained by his stories/poems/novels etc. He may not have been physically able to smile himself, but seeing others smile would make his day.
Aidan Lucid the writer:
9. Can you describe the time you realized you were indeed a "real" writer?
I realised that I wanted to be a writer back in 2002 after I had a religious experience. It was in 2004 however, after sending out my material and it being published, that I realised I could make a go at being a writer.
10. What is going on with your writing these days?
Right now I am doing a home-study course on writing for TV and radio and in between work and study, I manage to write poetry and work on my second novel. I just self-published a book of poetry entitled, A Viking's Prayer - http://www.avikingsprayer.com/.
11. What are your future goals for your writing?
My future goals include: 1) to hopefully gain a publisher for my first novel next year 2) to write a script for a radio play and have it produced. 3) to become an extremely successful author within the next 3 years.
12. Can you describe a typical writing day for you?
It's simple: when I get home from work, I eat and then hit the keyboard. House chores can wait. My writing comes first!
13. Why do you write?
I write because it brings me great joy to see a story of a character that's been lingering in my mind for a while, finally come to life on paper and for others to enjoy it.
14. What writer most inspires you? Why?
I think it has to be William W. Johnstone. I loved his book, A Devil's Kiss, which I read back in 1999/2000 and still love to this day.
15. How do you define your writing?
Every time I write, I always strive to create a story that is very vivid in the minds of the readers and characters that people can relate to. Every time a person reads one of my stories, I want it to be a memorable experience for all the right reasons.
16. In one sentence-what do you want people to say about your writing in fifty years?
This may be a bold statement, but I'd like them to say, "Aidan Lucid is/was one of the greatest writers of all time. That man is/was an inspiration to many." Yeah I know it's two sentences but hey, who's counting? ;).
Aidan Lucid the details:
17. Can you tell us where to find more information on you? Website? Blog?
You can find more information on me at http://www.avikingsprayer.com/ and there's a link on there if you want to contact me through the site.
18. Is there a place where readers can reach you?
Yeah, as I said, there's a link in the site above where readers can contact me if they wish to know something about future releases etc.
19. Can you list all your book titles so people can look for them?
Well, my only book title to date is the book I released nearly two weeks ago and that is, A Viking's Prayer, my book of poetry. I hope to obtain a publisher for my novel.
20. For new readers-what can they expect when they read your book(s)?
This may sound rather presumptuous and arrogant and if it does, then I am sorry but with regards to my upcoming fantasy novel, you can expect an experience like never before. I hope to thrill and excite the reader should it get published and if it doesn't get published, then I will self-publish the book because I believe in it that much and I have had a very positive response from those who read it!
21. Take as much space as necessary to speak to our readers-what would you like them to know about you and your writing?
Ok, I am 26, from Ireland and I've a very rare syndrome known as, "Moebius Syndrome" which prohibits me from smiling or moving my eyes due to facial paralysis. I started writing back in 2002 after I began to say a very special prayer known as "The Holy Rosary". I firmly believe that is the source of all my creations because after I began saying it, all the wonderful stories/poems/novel came to me. My writing, as I stated before, is very important to me because not only do I want to inspire others through my present and hopefully future literary works, I want to give them hope and let them know that no matter what disability or inner fears you may have, don't let it hold you back from achieving whatever goal it is that you wish to achieve. Speaking from my own personal experience, when I was born the doctors said that I may not even know my own name when I get older and may not be able to "function properly". One nurse had the audacity to tell my mother minutes after I being born, "If your son lives he'll never be much good anyway." Thanks for the vote of confidence nurse! When I was 13, I was told what that nurse said and it was from that day forward that I vowed to prove that horrible woman wrong! Thankfully I did with having gone to college, becoming a journalist at my local newspaper, The Kerryman and having poems, articles, and short stories published in the last three years. This is the message I want to say to others: don't let others put you down or hold you back. Be who you want to be! Remember, there's only one of you out there and that's what makes you special.
As I also stated before, I released a book of poetry called, A Viking's Prayer -www.avikingsprayer.com and you can see some of the sample poems on the site that appears in the book. If you'd like to contact me with regards to my writing or my syndrome, then you can contact me through the site. I'd love to hear from you!
Thanks for the interview. Take care and God Bless you all.