ABOUT AARON LINSDAU
Q. PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS
A. Window washer, shipping clerk, software engineer, photographer
Q. FAVORITE PLACE TO LIVE
A. San Diego, Jackson (WY)
Q. FAVORITE MOVIE
A. Star Wars
Q. FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOW
A. Survivor Man, Amazing Race
Q. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR LIFE IN ONLY 9 WORDS?
A. Passionate for adventure and sharing my energy with others
Q. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE PERFECT HAPPINESS?
A. Enjoying time with those I love
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FANTASY PROFESSION?
A. Polar explorer, photographer and author – live your dream
Q. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL VILLAIN?
A. Darth Vader – He was so bad he killed off his own guys
Q. WHAT IS YOUR MOTTO OR MAXIM?
A. Pursue your dreams and never give up
Q. WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST FEAR?
A. Being wasteful with my time
Q. WHAT TRAIT IS MOST NOTICEABLE ABOUT YOU?
A. I walk into places and when I meet someone, I loudly say “Hello!”
Q. IF YOU COULD BE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD RIGHT NOW, WHERE WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO BE?
A. The North Pole
Q. WITH WHOM IN HISTORY DO YOU MOST IDENTIFY?
A. Ernest Shackleton – never give up no matter what
Q. IF YOU COULD BE ANY PERSON OR THING, WHO OR WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. I’ll be myself for this life
Q. WHICH LIVING PERSON DO YOU MOST ADMIRE?
A. My father for surviving prostate cancer and toughing out the hard days of Parkinson’s disease
Q. IF YOU COULD EAT ONLY ONE THING FOR THE REST OF YOUR DAYS, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. Bacon, of course
Q. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO?
A. Peter Blood from Captain Blood
Q. IF YOU COULD MEET ANY HISTORICAL CHARACTER, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO HIM OR HER?
A. George Washington – “How did you keep it together and tough out what seemed to be impossible conditions”
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR MOST OVERUSED WORDS OR PHRASES?
A. Like? Seriously?
Q. WHAT DO YOU REGRET MOST?
A. Not going to Antarctica 10 years earlier
Q. IF YOU COULD ACQUIRE ANY TALENT, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
A. Playing the violin, I only played for a few months in elementary school
Q. WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT?
A. Skiing to the South Pole alone
Q. WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST FLAW?
A. Overdriven and trying to many things
Q. WHAT 3 PERSONAL QUALITIES ARE MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU?
A. Passion, a great laugh, continuous learning
Q. WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE?
A. Clothes hanging out of drawers
Q. WHAT’S YOUR BEST QUALITY?
A. I’ll pour in huge amounts of work into something or someone who puts the effort out with me
Q. WHO ARE YOUR FAVORITE AUTHORS?
A. Dumas, Tolstoy, Conrad, Child, Hemingway
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR 5 FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME?
A. Count of Monte Cristo, Captain Blood, Crime and Punishment, Atlas Shrugged, The Worst Journey in the World
Q. IS THERE A BOOK YOU LOVE TO REREAD?
A. Endurance by Landsing
Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK SCENE?
A. Edmond Dantès meeting the Abbot for the first time in Count of Monte Cristo
Q. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOOK MADE INTO A MOVIE?
A. Lord of the Rings
Q. DO YOU HAVE ONE SENTENCE OF ADVICE FOR NEW WRITERS?
A. Keep writing, try different things, don’t give up. If you want to be a writer, you must persevere.
Q. WHAT COMMENT DO YOU HEAR MOST OFTEN FROM YOUR READERS?
A. I can’t believe you skied across Antarctica alone.