Is everyone ready for Thanksgiving weekend? I can't believe it's already here, and I can't believe it's the beginning of Advent already which means Christmas is practically around the corner. But before you all settle into turkey mode, I've got a wonderful treat for you. Namely, an interview with a very talented woman named Aubrie Dionne. And, one lucky commenter will win Audrie's book, Nebula's Music.
Welcome, Aubrie. Tell us a bit about yourself.
How long have you been writing?
I've been writing all my life. My first known writing was a poem about a unicorn in elementary school, saved in my mom's scrapbook. But I started writing seriously in 2006. My first story idea was about Wishcasters, woman that could control the elements of earth, air, fire, and water.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on a young adult science fiction novel titled COLONIZATION: PARADISE 21. It's about a girl that has lived her whole life on a deep space transport vessel on route to colonize a paradise planet. She has to take aptitude tests to place her with a lifemate and a role on the new colony.
How did the idea of the story come to you?
I wondered what it would be like to live all of your life up in space, and also what would happen to everyone if we exhausted our resources on earth. I'd like to think we could live somewhere else and spread out over the galaxy.
Do you have a critique group/partner or beta readers, or do you self-edit?
I self edit the previous day's work the next day, but I also have critique partners and, of course, loyal beta readers like my mom and my sister!
What’s the hardest part of writing for you?
All of the rejection is tough. I get 95 percent rejections on stories and novels, but it's the 5 percent that keeps me going and gives me hope. You have to be persistent to be successful, and that's the hardest part.
Good advice. Let’s get to know you on a deeper level. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
I'd love to be able to stop and start time. Then I'd have all the time in the world to write and practice my flute!
She threw herself onto the Slip 'N Slide, cape flying behind her as her brother lectured on about being more grown up!
Excellent visual there. Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.
I'd like to thank all of my publishers: Wyvern Publications, Gypsy Shadow Publishing, Lyrical Press, and SynergEbooks for having faith in my writing. Also, my mom and my sister for being so supportive, and my husband for putting up with my crazy story ideas.
I have a website: www.authoraubrie.com and a blog: http://authoraubrie.blogspot.com
Thanks for chatting with us, Aubrie. I wish you much success with all your endeavors!
Thank you for interviewing me! Remember one lucky commenter gets Nebula's Music!