Good Morning! This morning I have the prolific and fun Aurora Rose Lynn visiting the blog. Aurora is one of those talented authors who write across the genres. Within her vast body of writing, you're sure to find something you love and put on your keeper shelf!
Aurora, author’s lives intrigue readers and other writers. Tell me about your typical daily schedule.
Get up in the morning, race around, and go to bed. Just kidding. I like to get up with a cup of coffee (sugar and 2% milk added), and I usually cross stitch for half an hour, or sew for a favorite charity. Then, depending on the day, I spend time with my awesome husband. After that, I write and in the evening, after dinner, I either answer emails from my terrific readers or stitch some more. I’m terrible at sitting still to watch TV or movies, so it’s unusual to see me doing that at any time of day.
Do you have a pre-writing routine to prepare yourself to get down to business?
I usually read over what I’ve written the day before, and that usually gets me writing the next chapter. If it doesn’t, I start work on something new and allow ideas to percolate.
What’s your writing style? Slow and steady? Quick and prolific? All over the place?
I’d say quick and prolific.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a number of stories. I’m normally playing with a comedic fantasy novel (for a general readership), one young adult novel, and usually writing at least four different erotica stories at various stages of completion.
What’s your favorite genre to write?
My favorite genre? Oh boy . . . I write where my muse takes me. I don’t have a particular genre I favor more than the other. I love them all.
I find a lot of authors like to read outside their chosen genre. What do you like to read?
I read pretty much everything. I like to try new authors, and read pretty much anything I can get my hands on.
Tell me your writing story…when did you decide this was what you want to do? How long did it take you to get “the call”? When were you first published? Etc.
I’ve been writing, on and off, since I was fourteen. When my son died at a very early age, I began writing children’s stories, then graduated to writing short stories. My first story, under my real name, was published in 1997, in a prominent short story magazine. I went on to write for ezines and other short story magazines. After a four year break (during which I was divorced, and then remarried) , I returned to writing, but this time I thought I’d try erotic romance. I wrote my first novel in two months and Extasy Books picked it up in spring 2003.
How many books have you had published and for whom?
I’ve had many books by several different publishers since 2003. [Aurora's current and upcoming books can be found here]
What’s your latest release? Can you tell us about the book and how you got the idea?
Sexy Lexy came out from Resplendence Publishing on February 16. I wanted to write a story where the cop gets the lady, something romantic but emotional. [check out yesterday's post for more info on Sexy Lexy]
What’s your writing space like?
Cramped! I’m always slapping a paper or story down on my desk and next thing I know, I can’t find it! I bought a Dana Alphasmart a few years ago, and I take it with me wherever I go, which makes me highly portable. I love being near trees or water and I believe this helps the flow of ideas.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
I cross stitch, sew and crochet for charity, and hang out with the Universe.
Is there anything else you’d like to share with readers?
I’m thankful to my readers, publishers and editors every day for the wonderful work they do, and for the opportunities they offer. Each one of them is a blessing.
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Bronte or Austen? Bronte
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Trek
McDonalds or Burger King? Burger King
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Thank you for being here today Aurora!!