I am Aiken

Imagine recognizing that you are not the hero of your own tale. That happens to Alex Flynn. I wrote this novel during the spring of 2023. Whilst still grinding through the production process, I thought that maybe I would open up more about me, my family, our stories, and writing.

Venn Diagrams

Venn Diagrams is a series of essays, stories, and memories collected.


Writing is a craft that I have been practicing all of my life. Words build images, give shape to ideas, mold our character. During the 21st Century, we have returned to an earlier model for writing and publishing. The modern author must be a write well, collaborate with editors we never meet, manage our brand, promote our brand and our writing.

Smithing is a series of articles discussing the book process. I have known publishing all of my life. I am a nepo kid, as the I’ve never said aloud. Ahh, wait, I am possibly using that word wrong, or maybe I am bring something new to the phrase. In this series I will celebrate the gifts presented to me by my family and my upbringing.