About Aubrey Wynne:
Best-selling and ward-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest with her husband, dogs, horses, mule, and barn cats. She is an elementary teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding, and all things Christmas.
Her short stories, Merry Christmas, Henry and Pete’s Mighty Purty Privies received Best Short in the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice of 2013 and 2014. They both rank in the Top 100 Best Christmas and Laugh Out Loud lists on Goodreads.
Aubrey’s first love is historical romance and her latest release Dante’s Gift, intertwines a WWII love story with a present-day one. Her medieval fantasy series will begin with Rolf’s Quest in 2016. The contemporary romance, The Skittish Filly, is the first in her new Skirts and Spurs series and will release March of 2016.
What inspires you to write?
I always have a bit of real life in my stories. People I know or events in my life always find a way into the plot. So if you know me, beware. You might end up in a story.
Tell us about your writing process.
I brainstorm a plot before I begin to write. My sister and I go back and forth adding to a storyline over a bottle of wine or a cup of coffee. We then develop the characters until I know them. Then I begin to write. And it always changes several times before I’m done.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I think of music my characters would like and play that when I am writing in their head.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write what makes you happy.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
A small publishing company gave me a start by publishing a short holiday story. Then a UK site published two more of my short stories. From there, I joined anthologies and boxsets with other more prominent authors.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think self-publishing will become a prominent as traditional publishing. I also feel it will get much more stringent and readers will get pickier. Just slapping some words on a page won’t suffice. They will demand quality.
What do you use?: Professional Editor, Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Contemporary and historical romance.
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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