Romance By Catherine: Aubrie Dionne, Interview

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Aubrie Dionne, Interview

Let's welcome Aubrie Dionne to the blog today!

Tell us a little about your self and the genre you write.
 I’m a professional flutist turned fiction writer. I teach flute at a university and a community music school, and I play in orchestras- which gave me a lot of the ideas in my new release, Playing the Maestro. I write science fiction, fantasy, young adult, and this is my first contemporary romance.

What do you love about being a writer?
I love creating something from nothing and seeing the blank page accumulate words.

What do you hate about being a writer?
The snarky reviews! People can be so mean. I don’t think they understand a real person poured their heart and soul into their work and they should respect that even if they didn’t like it. There’s enough negativity in the world- why create more?

If there was one thing about the industry you could change, what would it be? 
I’d say try to give new authors just as much of a chance as well known authors and celebrities. It’s so hard to break through.

What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook? Why?
 I love twitter! I’m not sure why.

Tell us where we can find it.
I'm all about twitter and facebook, so can you be sure and add your handles and links here....


Rapid Fire Questions
Milk or Dark Chocolate? Both! Together!
Wine or Beer? Wine- red and sweet
Beach or Mountains? The Beach- preferably warm water!
RV or Hotel? Hotel
Driving or Flying? Both
Toilet Paper...Over or Under? I don’t have a preference for this one!

Thanks for the interview!

Playing the Maestro
Maestro Series Book One
Aubrie Dionne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
ISBN: 1622668723
Number of pages: 190

Melody Mires has sworn off dating musicians, but when the sexy European conductor Wolf Braun takes over her struggling symphony, her hesitation almost flies out the window with the notes of her flute—until he opens his mouth. Wolf is arrogant, haughty, and seems to have a personal vendetta against Melody. Oh, and he’s her boss. If she wants to keep her job as principal flutist, she’ll have to impress Wolf while simultaneously keeping her undeniable attraction to herself.

Wolf came to America to get as far away from his past as possible, and to recover some of the swagger he had as one of the world’s best maestros. He never imagined being forced to reassess the entire orchestra’s talent—and potentially fire anyone who doesn’t make his cut. Dating the attractive flutist is out of the question, but as their feelings reach a fever pitch, can they risk both their careers for a chance at love?

Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation--favorite character was Data by far--and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "a concert flutist" when she grew up. She majored in flute performance at the University of New Hampshire on a full scholarship, then secured two teaching jobs at a University and a local community music school. While playing in orchestras and teaching, stories popped into her head, and she used them to make the music come alive for her flute students. Her students said they were so good, she had to write them down! Maybe they were right, who knows? Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

She is represented by Dawn Dowdle and writes sweet and adventurous fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary romance.

Aubrie is giving away this beautiful music note pen! See the rafflecopter below for a chance to win! Good luck!

1 comment:

Aubrie said...

Thank you for hosting me!