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Q&A With…Aimee Brown

Posted 21st November 2017 by Emma Poulloura in Q&A / 0 Comments

Today I have a #TueadayTreat for you. I am joined by Aimee Brown for a little Q&A Session

Tell us a little about you

I’m Aimee Brown, author of Little Gray Dress (and an upcoming title I can’t quite share yet). I’ve been married 20+ years, have three older teenagers, a house full of pets, and live in cold Montana. I write romantic comedy novels and love shopping for vintage anything for my home.

Can you summarise your new book?

Little Gray Dress is filled with weddings, engagements, break-ups, secrets, romance, and laugh out loud moments.

What was the hardest part of writing this book?

Getting started! For me the hardest part of writing is the first five chapters. I feel like if you can’t grab the reader in at least five chapters, you’ll definitely lose them. So, knocking out the best ones I can is a lot of pressure at times.

Where do you get your character inspiration from?

Their names. I love browsing through names sites and Pinterest. When I find a name I feel like a piece of the character comes to life and from there I can create my character outline and know exactly who this person is and where they will fit in a story.

What is your favourite place to read?

I’d like to say on a palm tree-lined beach somewhere but, I live in Montana. So, I guess my favorite chair in the corner of my living room would be my next fav. I can pretty much tune out any background noise and ignore my family if need be.

Chocolate or sweets?

I’m a chocoholic for sure, but every once in a while, something salty or non-chocolate will call my name. I’m not too picky when it comes to sugar. LOL (which is probably a bad thing)

You have a free flight and accommodation to anywhere in the world where would you go?

So many places come to mind! Hawaii, Greece, Italy, England, Ireland, Bora Bora, I could list dozens of places I’d love to visit.

What is your favourite season?

Summer!! I love the sun, warm breezes, long days, and warm afternoons. I only get about 6 weeks of summer in Montana so I treasure every second!

What do you love about writing?

Creating my own world, friends, and laughing at my own jokes. LOL, I truly love living in the world I’ve created and sometimes have a hard time leaving behind the characters I’ve grown to adore.

Is there anything you hate about writing?

Yes, getting started. I have the hardest time committing to a story and have thrown out dozens and dozens of beginning chapters that I felt just weren’t right straight out of the gate. I wish creating my starting point was easier!

Do you have a favourite childhood/teen story/novel?

I do. I’ve read Just as Long as We’re Together, by Judy Blume at least a dozen times throughout my teen years. I absolutely adored it. I should read it again as an adult.

You have a day off – no children/work/responsibilities…what do you do?

This is a sad answer but I probably clean the house and then make myself a cup of coffee and sit down to watch one of my favorite shows on Hulu or Netflix (The Good Place, Will & Grace, Raising Hope, Friends). Relaxation doesn’t come often when you have three kids, a husband of 20 years, three dogs, three cats, and a tank full of fish.

Q&A With…Aimee BrownLittle Gray Dress by Aimee Brown
on 2nd August 2017
Pages: 218
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Emi Harrison has avoided her ex-fiance, Jack Cabot, for nearly two years. Her twin brother Evan’s wedding is about to end that streak.

From bad bridesmaid’s dresses, a hyperactive sister-in-law, a mean girl with even meaner secrets, and too much to drink, nothing seems to go right for Emi, except when she’s wearing her little gray dress.

When she speed-walks into Liam Jaxon’s bar, things get more complicated. He’s gorgeous, southern, and has no past with Emi. He may be exactly what she needs to prove for the last time that she doesn’t need or want Jack!

Her favorite little gray dress has made an appearance at nearly every major event in Emi’s adult life. Will it make another grand appearance when she least expects it?

About Aimee Brown

Aimee Brown is a writer and avid reader, often blogging her thoughts on chick lit books. Little Gray Dress is her first novel published. She’s currently studying for her Bachelor’s degree in English Writing. She spends much of her time writing her next book, doing homework, raising three teenagers, binge watching shows on Netflix and obsessively cleaning and redecorating her house. She’s fluent in sarcasm and has been known to use far too many swear words.

Aimee grew up in Oregon but is now a transplant living in cold Montana with her husband of twenty years, three teenage children, and many, many pets.

She would love to hear your thoughts on Little Gray Dress! If you want to chat with her she’s very active on social media.

Emma Poulloura

Blog Tour: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Lovestyle

Posted 18th November 2017
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Blog Tour: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Lovestyle

Happy Saturday!!! Today I am excited to be joined by Kiltie for a Q&A session as part of her blog tour for A Rock ‘n’ Roll Lovestyle So Kiltie, first off can you tell us about the characters in this book? My novel, A Rock ‘n’ Roll Lovestyle, has three characters who are central to the plot. Sukie McClaren, Pete Wallace and Eduardo di Santo. Sukie and Pete are the good guys. Sukie is an Accounts Supervisor in an office, Pete is the world’s number one rock star. Sukie holds no […]

Blog Tour: Christmas at the Candied Apple Café

Posted 14th November 2017
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Blog Tour: Christmas at the Candied Apple Café

Happy Tuesday everyone. For today’s #TuesdayTreat I am joined by Katherine Garbera! So Katherine, can you tell us a little about you? Let’s see, I’m a Florida-Girl living in the midlands of the UK with my family and a very spoiled miniature dachshund named Godiva.  I started writing when I was in my twenties and have been lucky enough to have made it my career. I’m a bookworm, lover of coffee, tea and wine, and love to travel.  I feel very blessed to be living such a wonderful life. So […]

Blog Tour: The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop

Posted 2nd November 2017
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Blog Tour: The Cosy Christmas Chocolate Shop

Happy Thursday!!! Today I am very excited to be joined by Caroline Roberts! Hello Emma, and thanks so much for having me on Star Crossed Reviews! So Caroline, can you tell us a little about you? I live in a small village in beautiful rural Northumberland with my husband, our spaniel Meg and a very chilled-out cat. The countryside around me and the stunning beaches nearby inspire the settings for my novels. I’ve been writing for many years, and after a rollercoaster journey of submissions and rejections, was thrilled to […]

Friday In Focus with Charlene

Posted 30th December 2016
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Friday In Focus with Charlene

Welcome to the last Friday in Focus of the year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. Today I am joined by Charlene to learn a little bit more about her. Tell us a little about you Hi I’m Charlene 33 Aries and mum to 2 kids. Survivor and fighter if mental illness and advocate and carer of autism.huge geek marvel DC doctor who.love of learning and psychology. Sleep and eat too much!! Why did you start blogging? started blogging to get my brain going again and engage with […]

Friday In Focus with Kayla Paine

Posted 16th December 2016
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Friday In Focus with Kayla Paine

Tell us a little about you My name is Kayla and I run the lifestyle blog polished & bubbly. I’m obsessed with all thing girly, but I’m a HUGE sports fan. You can always find me watching hockey, football, or baseball. I’m obsessed with my dog and I could read every free minute and be perfectly content. Why did you start blogging? I started blogging 4 years ago while going through a breakup. I also had recently retired from coaching cheerleading after 8 years and needed a new hobby…enter blogging! […]

Friday In Focus with Rae Rivers

Posted 28th October 2016
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Friday In Focus with Rae Rivers

TGIF! Wow what a busy weekI have had. This morning I am joined by Rae Rivers for a little probing…. Can you summarise your new/most recent book? Ethan is the final book in my Keepers trilogy.  Even though each book can be read as a standalone book, there’s an overall storyline that runs throughout all the books, coming to an exciting, epic conclusion in book 3.  The FREE prequel to the series, The Keepers: Sienna, more details can be found below. Tell us about the characters in this book. The […]

Friday In Focus with Nicky Peacock

Posted 14th October 2016
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Friday In Focus with Nicky Peacock

  Tell us a little about you I’m an English author based in the UK and have two YA book series out through the publishers, Evernight Teen. I started my writing career in the short story market and gained over 30 publishing credits before I sold my first novel. I write horrors, urban fantasy and paranormal romance, but do enjoy a good genre mash-up so tend to be open about what I write. As long as it has a sharp, dark edge to it, I’m a happy author! Tell us […]

Q&A with Lindsay J. Pryor

Posted 21st September 2016
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Q&A with Lindsay J. Pryor

Good Morning lovely people. Today I am excited to be joined by Lindsay J Prior to get to know her a little better… Tell us a little about you… I’ve been writing for over thirty years and have been published for the last four. I currently write dark, multi-layered Gothic paranormal romance set in the gritty and dystopian urban world of BLACKTHORN. An Amazon bestselling series, it has achieved numerous Gothic and PNR Amazon number ones both in the UK and the US. I was discovered through an international romance […]

Mortiswood Tales Weekend Blitz

Posted 18th September 2016
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Mortiswood Tales Weekend Blitz

Tell us a little about you… I’m Gina Dickerson, author of the Mortiswood Tales series and dark fairy tales ‘The Pennington Christmas Curse’ and ‘Always Golden’. I live in Thanet, in Kent, with my family and Siberian husky. I collect shoes…I don’t know how many pairs I have hoarded now as I’ve lost count! I also collect books and would love to be able have a room in my house as a library, maybe one day! Tell us about your new book… I’m busy working on the third Mortiswood Tales […]