Ashley Borodin has published poetry novellas and short stories. His first novel is The Jealous Flock which has been variously described as 'philosophical', 'over my head' and 'too short'.
Most advanced readers agree that of all contemporary fiction novels, this kindle book will linger with you long after you put it down. It may one day even be ranked among the modern classics of 2017.
Ashley comes from a poor, Fundamentalist background so it seems natural that he would be drawn to write about experiences similar to his own in contemporary fiction.
He tends to wax Contrarian, and possibly due in part to his Autism (undiagnosed until late in life) his writing tends to dispense with the usual hand-holding of many modern authors and gets right to the cerebral matter.
He's not really influenced by anyone but if pressed to answer this, of all demeaning questions, he will point you in the direction of authors such as:
J G Ballard
Ayn Rand (yes, Ayn Rand - remember he's Autistic, so he to him she's just another author with ideas worth debating).