So I have had blogs in various iterations for the past few years. And although I have talked a lot about my writing, and what specifically inspires me to write, I realized that I have never really stopped to introduce myself. So, hi, my name is Aaron Bunce. It is officially nice to meet you! I was born and raised in eastern Iowa, where I now live with my wife, Rebecca, two daughters: Joselyn and Aleena, two dogs: Isabelle and Matilda, and two cats: Guenhwyver and Catti. I am 35 years old, but am considerably younger at heart. I enjoy a good joke, love to laugh, and like to look for the best in people.
I work in the security department of a nuclear power plant and spend much of my time writing. I am fairly moderate-conservative on most things (in all likelihood due to being the middle of three children), but hold firm to those things that I believe in. I love to read (pretty much all genres) but find that I am drawn to fantasy, science fiction, horror, and good thrillers. I love a good movie and can openly admit that a large portion of my life was stolen from me when Skyrim was released back in 2011. It was time freely given. I love to bike (the kind you pedal), hike, run, shoot my bow (re-curve), spend time with my daughters. If the weather is nice you will likely find us ripping around on the water in our Baja Islander.
I graduated from Kirkwood Community College way back in 2004 with a minor in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement, but realized that police work wasn't for me. I enrolled at Southern New Hampshire University last march in their English-Creative Writing program because I wanted to become a better writer. The experience has been invaluable to say the least. I am currently in my last full term before I graduate, and can't wait to get back to writing full time. The re-edited, 2nd edition of my first book Within is coming out late September/early October and I am pushing to get the sequel Before the Crow out sometime next year. One of the things I like best about writing is the connection I can make with readers.
That is me in a nut shell! Thanks for stopping in and feel free to open dialogue. I love connecting with people.