About the Author

The Short Cut

From roofing to road kill removal to cleaning toilets at national banks; Aaron has done what it takes to keep the wolf from the door. (Someone should tell him that weird-ass novels tend not to have an effect on the wolf.)


If a drug addicted funeral director and a sexually compulsive Jungian analyst had a bastard child, it would grow up to find catharsis in the works of Aaron Louis Asselstine.


Life is dodgy at the best of times. There are no real answers. No real truths. In fact, what the fuck is real? Aaron unpacks the dodgy suitcase of reality in his weird-ass novels.

The Scenic Route

Back in the soft serve apocalypse of 2012, Aaron started abusing his Facebook friends with the serialized contents of his mind. Inexplicably, and with a great deal of ironic consternation, the product of this strange and terrible experiment would later become Bus Back To Omaha, his second novel.

His first novel, however, wormed its way into existence the following year, after he ran from the distracted indifference of Facebook straight into the mollycoddling arms of Wattpad. After several months of bending the malleable girders of an agreeable gridiron to his will—by once again serializing the contents of his mind—Aaron secured a readership big enough to make him a featured author.

Not long after becoming a featured author, Aaron signed with Booktrope, despite the publisher being closed to submissions at the time. Six months later, Taxicab To Wichita hit the shelves of unsuspecting bookstores. 

An abridged (first edition) version of Taxicab To Wichita remains available on Wattpad, as a show of respect for the community who helped Aaron taint the world with his work. The story continues to be enjoyed, and has garnered over half-a-million reads.

Aaron’s second novel, Bus Back To Omaha, was published in 2016 after a year-and-a-half of revising the f_ck out of his strange and terrible Facebook experiment from 2012. 

Companion Novels

Taxicab To Wichita is so fast around the corners it should come with a neck brace. Bus Back To Omaha sinks beneath the surface of the world and surrenders to the undertow. 

Bus Back to Omaha is the companion to Taxicab To Wichita.

New Release

Aaron has just published a novella, two short stories, one essay, several flash fiction pieces, and some poems and song lyrics in a book called Writing for the Absent Reader. This book also features the Mexican author Duke Miller and the American author JT Twissel.