A.A. Gabriel is the author of "Austin Jones and the Planet Behind the Sun", a fantasy novel that he formally began writing on November, 2016, six years after the idea of a planet "sharing orbit with Earth" came into his mind.
He's written other two novels as well, the post-apocalyptic fantasy book "Travis and the Heart of Water", book one of a trilogy and a standalone romantic novel titled "Ian Johnson".
Versions of all three novels (not the final manuscripts) can be found and read for free on the Swoon Reads website by clicking here.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of the authors whose works I love the most for personall reasons are: J.K. Rowling, Michael Crichton, Christopher Paolini, George R.R. Martin, Roald Dahl and Gerald Durrell (his memoirs are the books that have made me laugh the most).
Yes, yes, but I want to know specific books that you really like?
The list is too long to mention each of them here, specially when they are part of series like "Harry Potter" and "A Song of Ice and Fire". But the books that contain much of what I love in novels in no particular order are:
"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" by J.K. Rowling
"The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins
"The Maze Runner" by James Dashner
"Jurassic Park", "Lost World" and "Timeline" by Michael Crichton
"Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and "Matilda" by Roald Dahl (Matilda's book is far funnier than the movie)
"The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan
"Divergent" by Veronica Roth
"Eragon" by Christopher Paolini
"Mortal Engines" by Philip Reeve
"A Game of Thrones" by George R.R. Martin
"The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown
"Assassin's Aprentice" by Robb Hobb
"Bambi, a Life in the Woods" by Felix Salten (really, it's touching)
"How to Train Your Dragon" by Cressida Cowell
More books to be added as I finish reading them
What are your favorite children's tales?
My love for reading began by reading children's tales. My favorite ones when I was younger were: "The Tale of Peter the Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter, "The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde, "The Nightingale" by Hans Christian Andersen and "Hansel and Gretel" by the Grimm brothers.
Besides reading and writing, what other things interest you?
I really enjoy learning about art, languages, arquitecture, ancient cultures, plants, animals, nature conservation, gardening, business-related subjects and much more.
What are your favorite movies?
I've always been fond of The Parent Trap, Jurassic Park (The early ones only. I don't like Jurassic World. I wonder if Michael Chrichton would've approved the last two), the Harry Potter movies, Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief, National Treasure, Independence Day, The Da Vinci Code, Interstellar and more.
What's your favorite Game of Thrones character?
It was Daenerys Targaryen (Because the one with the dragons gets all the fame) until I discovered Olenna Tyrell. I wish she'd been my grandma! Dame Diana Riggs did an amazing job playing the Queen of Thorns. I want to meet her!
What's your favorite food?
My favorite types of food are Japanese and Mediterranean food.
What's your favorite gemstone?
Read "Austin Jones and the Planet Behind the Sun" and you will find out.
What are some of your favorite quotes?
"If a tiny light catches your attention... follow it. If it takes to a swamp and you get stuck in it, don't worry, you'll get out of it. But if you don't follow that tiny light... you'll forever wonder if it was your star." Seneca
"Read good books many times, rather than many books." Seneca
"If you think you're too small to make a difference... try sleeping with a mosquito in the room." Dalai Lama
"The land is chief, and men its stewards." Hawaiian proverb. Original in Hawaiian: "I ali'i ka 'aina, i kaua ke kanaka."
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