Monday, April 15, 2013

Interview with Aubrie Dionne

1. Tell us a little bit about your main characters, Melody and Wolf.

Melody is the principal flutist in the orchestra, and Wolf is the conductor. Melody is disillusioned with daiting musicians and has vowed never to date another musician in all her life. Until Wolf shows up. She's attracted to him despite her vow and the fact he's her boss! Now she's in quite a predicament, wouldn't you say?

2.  What was your favorite scene to write?

Oh, the swanky fund raising ball toward the end for sure. Wolf's ex comes in, and she's a supermodel with a thick German accent, reminding Melody of a "bad guy in Indiana Jones." Boy, the sparks fly. 

3.  How would you describe your writing style?

I used to write what they call "purple prose." It was all flowery with big descriptive words like a poem. Then, I realized people don't want to read that most of the time- and I left that for my epic fantasy stories. Now my writing is much cleaner and to the point.

4.  What do you see as influences on your writing?

Definitely all the movies I watched over and over as a kid: Star Wars, Star Trek, Indiana Jones, The Last Unicorn, The Goonies. The 80's and 90's were a big influence on me because that's when I grew up. 

5.  If you could be any character from Playing the Maestro, who would you be and why?

Um, I have my own musical career so I really don't need to be any of them. In fact, I'd rather not be them because I enjoy the balance of music/writing/family that I have in my life. 

6.  What is on your iPod while you write?

I listen to Radio Gaia- free internet radio. I love the soothing tones and inspirational songs. There are no lyrics, which is important, because I don't want any words to interfere with the words I'm writing. 

7.  What do you do to unwind and relax?

I love watching movies, shopping, spending time with my family, walking my dog. Right now I'm watching every episode of Star Trek TNG to get ready for the Star Trek convention I'm going to in June.

8.  What book are you reading now?

I'm reading Flawed by Kate Avelynn. It's a hard read because it deals with abuse, but definitely a book worth writing. 

Thanks for the interview!

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Playing the Maestro
Maestro Series Book One
Aubrie Dionne

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Entangled Bliss

ISBN: 1622668723

Number of pages: 190
Word Count: 48k

Cover Artist: Jessica Cantor

Book Description:

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?

About the Author:

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.


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