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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My Interview with Aurora Lightbourne

Kiki: What is your favorite genre to read in, and what is it about that genre that attracts you to it? If you like a specific mix of genres, please state that particular combination.

Aurora: Fantasy, Sci-Fi/Fantasy and comedy romance. And if you can mix them all together, even better! I like seeing the new worlds, creatures and people that the authors think up. I don't like dry stories though, so I need humor thrown in.

Kiki: What is your favorite author to read in that genre, and why? Also, please tell me a little about the best book by that author you have read.

Aurora: In Sci-Fi comedy with a little romance I would say Douglas Adams. I liked his Dirk Gently book, but I loved his Hitchhikers series the best. He is just plain funny, and about simple everyday things. His books are good for some pure, entertaining diversion.

Kiki: Do you have a Favorite Book of All Time? Of course, please tell us what about that book makes it your favorite.

Aurora: I would have to say Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Austen had a good sense on humor and a real dry wit that makes her books so appealing. The lessons the main character has to learn, the funny comments and scenes with the protagonist/hero, it is just a great book.

Kiki: What is the best book you read last month, and would you recommend it to a friend?

Aurora: Didn't really read anything last month. I am trying to get out 3 books this year so most of my time is taken up with writing lately.

Kiki: What are your reading habits like? For example, how many books do you read on average in a week, what format do you prefer to read in, what time of day do you read, and what setting is ideal for you to get lost in that book?

Aurora: I don't read as much as I used to. As a teen I read all the time. I could finish a 300 page book in a day. But now I am so busy writing and tending to real life I don't get as much time to read. I like 'real' books, I am a tactile person, I like the feel of the paper in my hand. A nice rainy day, a comfy sofa, a cup of hot tea/cocoa/coffee and a good book. Ah, perfection!

Kiki: If pressed, could you chose a favorite from the books you have written? Why is it your favorite?

Aurora: That is a hard one. Of the ones I have published I would probably say Space Trippers Book 3: A Frosty Farewell. There are a lot of things brought out in Book 3 that are interesting, and we get to see a more serious side to Tim, which is refreshing. LOL

Kiki: How do you become inspired to write?

Aurora: Ideas will play around in my mind, sparked by a sight, sound, conversation overheard etc. Then I get the itch to write it down, a story will form and when it really starts to flow I make an outline of the whole book as I see it. Then I go into more detail as I start to write on the 'bones'.

Kiki: What part of the story do you think is your strength to write?

Aurora: I think my readers would have to answer that. But I think, conversation. Especially conversation between Valesque and Tim, they could go on for hours.

Kiki: Please share with ABA readers something I did not think to ask you about.

Aurora: I am playing a game with my followers/friends on Twitter, Facebook & MySpace during my Online Book Tour. Just follow me on one of those networks, leave me a comment with the 'Secret Phrase' you can learn here, http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=114666428547534 , to get the clues for the crossword and be entered in a drawing for a $25 Visa Gift Cad at the end of my tour!

Aurora Lightbourne
Author of the Space Trippers Series, Sci-Fi doesn't have to be so serious.

Space Trippers is a space adventure series for YA-Adult readers. Most of my readers are adults but it is 'safe' for younger ones as well. The books are episodic, each book adding on to the last to create the whole story. The story has a serious plot but also contains a lot of humor, especially when Tim tries all of his pick-up lines on Valesque and gets shot down cold every time.
The adventure begins in Space Trippers Book 1: Trippin'. When Valesque's unfinished ship is commandeered by the enemy, with her on board! To make matters worse she is getting blamed when her long lost device is found on the ship and strands them in uncharted space. She is joined in her adventure by a very flirty pilot, a shy science officer and an air-headed android.
You can read the whole first half of Book 1: Trippin' FREE from the link on my website!http://alightbourne.netau.net/

Space Trippers Books 1 & 2 are available in paperback as one volume from any bookstore in your town or online such as Amazon or Barnes Noble: http://productsearch.barnesandnoble.com/search/results.aspx?WRD=space+trippers+a+lightbourne
Books 1-3 are also available separately as ebooks for ipad, kindle, sony and more from any ebook retailer.
All three books will be available as separate paperbacks later this year.


  1. Thanks for having me Kiki.
    Remember everyone, leave me comments to be in the drawing!
    I will be watching for your comments and questions, messages will be auto sent to my email so that I can reply. A.L.

  2. Thanks Brandi! It is was a fun interview. ;o}
    A. Lightbourne

  3. LOL Is and was a fun interview! Typo. ;o}

  4. Hey A. Let's play. ;)

  5. Hello Kristie!
    This is stop 7 so clue 7 is coming your way. Thanks for playing!
    A. Lightbourne


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