Interlochen author finds inspiration interviewing others

Jan 12, 2017

Maybe you recognize Aaron Stander as the voice of Michigan Writers on the Air. The show airs on IPR about every three months, and features Michigan authors and their books.

Aaron, too, is an author himself, and he just released a new mystery in his Ray Elkins series

Being an author and hosting a radio show where he interviews authors gives him a unique perspective.

“As you peer into other people’s lives, you learn something about your own life," he says. "When you read other people’s writing, you learn something about their craft that you bring into your own craft.”

Aaron says whereas famous national authors have no problem getting attention, some local authors do. That's why the program, Michigan Writers on the Air, is an important avenue for authors.

“I’m able to expose these writers to an audience, and that’s, for me, the exciting thing.”

Aaron's newest book is titled Gales of November, and features the county sheriff Ray Elkins. The mystery is set both in the Upper Peninsula, and in a mansion on Lake Michigan.

A book launch celebrating his work will be held this Saturday, January 14 at 7:00pm, at Brilliant Books in Traverse City. Aaron Stander will be present, and will read from Gales of November, which is available for purchase at Brilliant Books and also available in Kindle format on Amazon.