A look back to the past many times can be a refreshing thing. In the case of indie author, Aaron H. Miner, it’s an educationally entertaining journey as highlighted in his novel, Rosaria of Venice: Book One of the Renaissance of Rosaria Adalberto.
While the title is a mouthful, it, and the novel itself is well worth the effort as Miner combines the spirit of the Italian Renaissance with the energy of Steampunk… All coupled along with a generous mixture of strong characterisation for a protagonist who ends up embodying the struggle of both the classic and modern heroine.
But, as is fitting for an author whose work is about the Renaissance, Miner’s wit and insight isn’t limited just to the written word.
As an author, entrepreneur, film and animation professional and all-around creative, his experiences and achievements hold a lot of wisdom for anybody who wants to find an avenue for their expression. His discussion of his time as a student at Sunnyvale, CA’s Cogswell College is a fascinating hotbed of information for those who are seeking to get into the professional side of creativity. And his personal path to getting published is required listening for anybody who has made the decision to be an author.
But why am I delaying your pleasure? Now, it’s time for you to listen for yourself…
In 2012, he directed the promotional music video “Falling in Flames” for the comic book and concept album Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl, and is presently finishing his degree in Animation Production Management at Cogswell College. He has written several short stories, but Rosaria of Venice is his first novel.
His full bio and blog can be found on his website at runicfire.net.
The Story Continues
Rosaria’s trials do not end with Rosaria of Venice. In this age of revolutions, both radical new technologies and dark ideologies promise to change the world forever. Ambitious and talented as she is, Rosaria inevitably becomes entrenched in this battle for the soul of an era.
The Renaissance of Rosaria Adalberto continues in The Sin of Prometheus, to be released in 2015.