1. Tell us a little about yourself, in 40 words or less.
I’m Aubree, retail worker and college student by day, aspiring novelist by night! I have a weakness for all things chocolate, Harry Potter, and Disneyland. I’m majoring in English and have high hopes of being a professor someday.
2. What genre and age group do you write for?
I write mostly Young Adult. I love Young Adult because it’s (usually) safe for teens of all ages, and if the story is intriguing and it’s well written adults can enjoy it too, as opposed to adult literature, which usually has elements too mature for a younger audience. Most of my stories, especially my WIP, are YA geared for high school/ older teens.
3. Tell us a little about your current WIP.
I’m not the best at summarizing (bad news for when I start querying!) but here goes. My WIP is told from the point of view of a seventeen year old girl, Seraphina, who works in a castle as the personal attendant/ best friend of the princess. The kingdom is plagued by a type of creature similar to humans, the difference being that these ones prey on humans. Her father was killed by one of these creatures and her mother is trying to force her into a betrothal with her late father’s apprentice, whom she has no interest in. Mistaken for the princess, Seraphina is kidnapped by one of these creatures and held as ransom in a war that’s on the brink of exploding. Now that she’s fighting for her life against creatures that would devour her in a heartbeat, nothing is as it seems. Not her friendship with the princess, not the feelings evolving into more than friendship for her captor, and certainly not the jarring secrets she learns about herself along the way.
4. How long have you been writing & what inspired you to be a writer?
I guess you could say I’ve been writing since I was nine. There were various short stories -- about fellow nine years olds on a basketball team who solved the occasional crime and kids who found mysterious diaries. Neither of which ever happened to me! The summer before my last year of high school I got serious about writing and finished my first book. I’ve finished another since then and am about 2/3 of the way through my WIP.
I think like most writers, I was inspired by my love of reading. Once I get an idea in my head I can’t just let it sit there.
5. How long have you been blogging & why did you decide to start?
I had another blog or two but those have died off. My writing blog is only a few weeks old but I’ve been around the blogosphere for about two years. I started The Writing Hour to meet other authors and share experiences with fellow bloggers.
Now for some chocolate chip questions. These are my favorite little morsels to add in!
6. If you could take a trip in a time machine, would you travel to the future or the past, and why?
Hmm…I’m torn! I’d love to see where the world and technology are heading. But I’d also like to be in the Regency 1820’s era of England. Endless parties and balls operas and all sorts of fun things I’ve read about. So I think I need a Delorean that goes both ways! :)
7. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Why?
I’d be green! It’s my favorite.
8. If you were a super hero, what super power would you have?
Being able to see the future would be great! But I’d have to not abuse it and use it too much, that might take the excitement out of life.
9. Share one of your favorite thoughts or quotes with us.
“When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grown strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure” – Peter Marshall. I love this quote, it reminds me that it’s the journey that makes you who you are, not the destination you’re heading for.
See! I told you guys she was awesome! So fun to get to know new writers. And Aubree, your WIP sounds really cool! So much to be curious about! I love it! Thanks again for being with us today! We're glad to get to know you better!
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