Aurora Clairmont

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Aurora Clairmont grew up in Texas, always dreaming of living on a ranch, but fully aware she was a city girl to the core. Her childhood was spent on the stage; musical theater, ballet, Shakespeare, and of course horseback riding lessons as well.

By college her interest in theater waned, switching over to an interest in crafting stories from her own mind, not just playing out the roles others set out for her. Her last stint in acting was a delightful experience as an extra on a Western film set just before she entered college. Now she has graduated, this experience has become the inspiration for her writing.

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Q: Who is your absolute favorite author?

A: I am especially fond of Jane Austin. I don't mind not seeing wild romps in the bedroom because her characters are so precious to me. Otherwise, I stick to reading romance.

Q: What does a typical day of writing look like?

A: First thing I do is sleep in late. My writing days are my days off, so I make it a rule to sleep without an alarm clock and then just stay up all night writing. My creativity is a child of the night. Literally.

Q: When are you most inspired?

A: I am most inspired when I have no way to write down any of my ideas. At least that is how it seems. In the car a lot of ideas come. Then I am left, scrambling to hold on to the ideas until I can write them down. Not to worry though, the good ones come back to me later.

Q: Where do you get inspiration for your characters?

A: I feel like a casting director at times. My mind is populated with many brain children. I have an idea and someone who is perfect for it just saunters up to fill that role. I learn all about them while writing out their story. Sometimes what I find out can be quite surprising.

Q: Why Romance?

A: It is the question everyone has. What they really want to see, whether they admit to it or not. What happens once the camera is off? When we can no longer see. That lurching moment when there is a cut scene, just when it is getting good. We are being robbed of some of the most intimate and soul bearing moments of the characters we became emotionally invested in. I don't want cut scenes. I want it all. That is what I want to show. Everything in its delicious detail.

Q: How do you decide which stories to tell?

A: There are so many to pick from. Inspired from my life, my mind and the world around me. It can be overwhelming, and I hope it stays that way. I have a lot of ideas that I want to develop and share with the world. I select not only from what is in the forefront in my mind, but what I think will be relevant to readers. The story I need to tell. Not just want to tell. Also, those brain children I mentioned earlier just won't leave me alone until I finish their story.

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