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A Little Something About Me…

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The Short Version:

When my parents realized I had an aptitude for storytelling—okay, even at an early age I was a consummate liar—they encouraged me to find constructive ways to put all that “creativity” to use. I wrote my first novel when I was in junior high school. It was a typical teenage girl’s fantasy about being kidnapped by a sexy rock star, finding out he was really a misunderstood millionaire’s son, and living happily ever after with the reformed rebel. Check out A Taste of Twilight if you’re curious to see what became of the story.

Now I spend my days, and many of my nights, trying to keep up with the characters springing to life within my mind. I find creative ways of avoiding errands and housework because I can’t drag myself away from the dramas unfolding in my latest story. And every day I thank God I was able to quit my day job and actively pursue my dream! (I also write paranormal romance as Cyndi Friberg. They are still smoking hot, just less adventurous than Aubrey’s books.)

The Long Version:

When my parents realized I had an aptitude for storytelling—okay, even at an early age I was a consummate liar—they encouraged me to find constructive ways to put all that “creativity” to use. I wrote my first novel when I was in junior high school. It was a typical teenage girl’s fantasy about being kidnapped by a rock star, finding out he was really misunderstood, a millionaire’s son, and living happily ever after with the reformed rebel…

I married my high school sweetheart—right out of high school—and everyone told us it wouldn’t last. Then the boys came along. Chris and Randy. Both of whom refuse to respond to the names I chose for them, Christopher and Randall. Typical. But even in the chaos of raising a family, the writing bug never left me, nor did my tendency to embellish…

For my birthday one year, Scott, my amazing husband of many years—remember the high school sweetheart everyone said wouldn’t stick around—got me a membership in Romance Writers of America. I read, I studied, and suddenly I wondered if I was as entertaining as my friends seemed to think. So, I entered contests…

I’m now a bonafide contest junkie. For several years I used contests as my critique partner. I learned from the judges’ comments, after I’d finished crying and calling them terrible names, of course, and I entered more contests. Then something amazing happened. I began to see my name among the finalists. In the year 2000, I even started winning

In the year 2000, I also joined Colorado Romance Writers and discovered the joy of interacting with others who share my passion for the creative process. I learned about email loops and “networking”. Michele Chambers and I became critique partners…

On June 18th, 2004, I received “the call” every aspiring writer longs to hear. The innovative, rapidly-growing e-publisher Changeling Press offered to publish my books. Contracts with Loose Id and Ellora’s Cave soon followed, and I was on my way…

Now I spend my days, and many of my nights, trying to keep up with the characters springing to life within my mind. I find creative ways of avoiding errands and housework because I can’t drag myself away from the dramas unfolding in my latest story. And everyday I thank God I was able to quit my day job and actively pursue my dream!

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Recent Awards (Writing as Aubrey Ross) (2011) Mystic Keepers: Krystle, Lorran and Felise . . . (2011) Enemy Embrace 5: Madam (series finale) . . . . . (2011) Reader’s Crown Winner Codename Courtesan: Winter . . . (2011) Codename Courtesan: Autumn and Codename Courtesan: Winter . . (2010) Enslaved Hearts 3: Secrets . . …

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