Thursday, September 29, 2011

Author Interview/Giveaway - Paradise 21 by Aubrie Dionne (Entangled Publishing)

Describe your book in five words or less.

1. Adventurous 2. Romantic 3. Piratical (of/or including pirates-Did I make that word up? Maybe.) 4. Otherworldly 5. Thought provoking (Or at least I hope it is)

How did the ideas for your books come to you?

The ideas come at the strangest times: When I’m driving, doing laundry, or in the shower. If I try to force myself to come up with ideas, nothing happens, but if I let my mind wander, there they are!

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

You control your own destiny. You can make things happen in your life if you put your mind up to it. Also,We need to work together to save this planet and balance our population with our resources.

What is the hardest part of writing for you? What's the easiest?

The hardest part is when I hit a road block, or have trouble tying things together. Sometimes the story is crystal clear to me, and other times I feel like I’m looking through a smoky glass, trying to uncover a real gem.

What's next for you? Are you currently working on or have plans for future projects?

I just finished the sequel, Tundra 37, about the Matchmaker on another colony ship. Now I’m writing a novella tie-in told from the perspective of the space pirates as the colony ships leave them behind on a crumbling Earth. This one has zombies of a sort in it, and has been a roller coaster ride to write!

Why did you choose to write for specific genre?

I love anything about science fiction. I grew up watching Star Wars and Star Trek TNG, and I wanted to create my won space opera, because you can never have enough of them can you? 

What's it like hearing that readers are eagerly awaiting your book's release date?

Exciting and scary at the same time. I hope they’ll like it, but you can’t please everyone all of the time. I can only write what I would enjoy reading myself.

What is one question that you've always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?

Who has helped me along the way to publication?

Definitely my family’s support, my writing critique partners, my agent, and Entangled Publishing for believing in my book!

What was your road to publications like?

A lot of typing. I kept writing books until one of them caught fire. Paradise 21 is my fourth book, and I’ve already written two others and half a novella since then. I’ve also written about twenty short stories, and several hundred blogs.

You have to keep writing. I thought I’d write one book and be famous, but it took several books to hone my craft and create a good recipe of well-developed characters, action, plot, and setting.

Thank you for having me here today!

About the Author:

Aubrie is an author and flutist in New England. Her stories have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, A Fly in Amber, and several print anthologies including Skulls and Crossbones by Minddancer Press, Rise of the Necromancers, by Pill Hill Press, Nightbird Singing in the Dead of Night by Nightbird Publishing, Dragontales and Mertales by Wyvern Publications, A Yuletide Wish by Nightwolf Publications, and Aurora Rising by Aurora Wolf Publications. Her epic fantasy is published with Wyvern Publications, and several of her ebooks are published with Lyrical Press and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. When she’s not writing, she plays in orchestras and teaches flute at Plymouth State University and a community music school.

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  1. thank you Aubrie Dionne for giving us a chance to win your book.

    Terri M

  2. Thanks for the interview. The writing advice was really encouraging and helpful.

  3. Thanks for taking the time to do an interview :)

  4. Great interview! I love the combination of terms you use to describe your stories (and yes, piratical is a real word - I have a bit of a pirate fascination myself, which makes no sense because pirates really weren't very nice guys)

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