Friday 4 May 2012

My Friday Fantastic today: Author Aubrie Dionne

It's Friday! Other than it being the most awesome day of the week, I'm really excited to have Aubrie Dionne, hanging out with me here. She's also Inkspeller and a talented author. So, here we go!

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise 21, which will release in October 2012. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She's a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity. Her dogs are appropriately named Jedi and Princess Leia. 

CeCe: Welcome, Aubrie. Please tell us your name.

Aubrie Dionne.

CeCe: What project are you currently working on? 

Aubrie: I just finished edits on Haven 6, the final conclusion to the New Dawn Trilogy! It’s so exciting. This book follows the descendants of Aries and Striker on Refuge, and answers a lot of ongoing questions about the mysterious benevolent aliens, the golden orb, and much more!

CeCe: What Inspired you to write the first book?

Aubrie: Definitely Star Wars, and Star Trek the Next Generation. Like the first three Star Wars movies, my books take place on a desert planet, then an ice world, then a jungle.

Cece: What genres do you write? 

Aubrie: I started writing fantasy, then branched off into science fiction. All of my science fiction novels sell better than my fantasy ones! But, I definitely want to go back to fantasy at some point. I also dabble in horror (not to graphic, though), and urban fantasy. (I have a set of short stories about carnival performers called The Series of Illusions series).

Cece: How do you create your characters) How do you mould them to fit what you require for the story?

Aubrie: My characters have a life of their own. I give them free reign, and they develop as the story goes on. Each character has a piece of me in them, and it’s funny, and also scary at times to see myself in them.

Cece: What is your writing style like? (more description, dialogue…)

Aubrie: I used to be overly descriptive and very floral, almost to the point of what they call purple prose. Now, I’ve cut back on that and am more character driven with internal thoughts. 

Cece: Oh, I do enjoy character's internal thoughts. One gets to know really what they are thinking:)  Have you ever hated a character/ a story you wrote?

Aubrie: Not yet! Thank goodness! 

Cece: How did you do the research for the book you are currently writing?
Aubrie: I’m working on a young adult tie in series to the New Dawn series. The first book has the benevolent aliens, but the second book has scary arachnid aliens. For this, I looked up a lot of information on spiders (which gave me the creeps!).

Cece: What can readers and fans find you (online that is)

Twitter: @authoraurbie




CeCe: What project are you promoting?

Aubrie: All of them! LOL

LOL... And each as fascinating as the next. I'll need to read the previous book on the series to catch up. Thanks, Aubrie!

Here is Aubrie's book, A hero Rising. I will be hosting her on her book blog tour on 16th May, and hope you drop by. I'll be putting up the review on 16th. I'm a sci-fi fan (when done right) and she has done it right. :)

After watching his love leave on a colony ship, James Wilfred must save those left behind from a planetary apocalypse. Their salvation lies in an unfinished ship tucked away in a secret government base, and only James can break in and pilot him and his people to freedom on a nearby space station.

Skye O’Connor’s boyfriend never returns after his gang attempts an assassination of the Governor, and the State Building is destroyed. Worse, crazed moonshiners addicted to the chemical Morpheus have stormed the city, and she must find a safe place for her and her boyfriend’s daughter. When a heroic man saves her, Skye asks to accompany him on his quest to find the last colony ship left on Earth.

As the city falls around them, James and Skye must work together to build a new future, all the while rediscovering their ability to love, before the apocalypse claims them both.