Hi everyone and welcome to my interview series Saturday Night Author Fever, where I interview authors with a bit of a 70s music and diversity theme. I personally love 70s music, especially disco music, and sometimes on Friday nights when no one is looking you can find me dancing to classic 70s songs such as September, Bennie and the Jets and We Are Family. However, books are my true passion and because of this, I thought it would be a great idea to mix my two loves and start this interview series. The questions will be similar every week, but with a new author every time, and I hope you’ll enjoy the answers as much as I have. Now let’s get this party started!
This Saturday Night we welcome Aubrie Nixon. Thank you so much for sitting down with me today in my galaxy of books.
Aubrie, can you tell us a bit about yourself and your books? What do you think about 70s music?
My name is Aubrie Nixon, and I am the author of the Age of Endings series. The first book in the series, Secret of Souls is due out this Fall and I am so excited! Its a dark fantasy about an assassin and her journey to bring balance back to her broken world. However she is the type who would rather burn it down. So, it’s definitely an interesting journey she goes on. To answer your question about 70s music, I love it! I often go on road trips with my grandma and we always have it on the 60s and 70s station.
When did you feel like this is it, I’m an author whose words are going to be read by, and have an impact on, others?
I still haven’t felt that. I am pretty sure I am still dreaming. Someone pinch me!
What do you want your readers to take with them after having read your books?
That just because someone is different, doesn’t mean the are “wrong” or “bad”, that they just are. Does that make sense?
What does the future look like for you, Aubrie? Future projects, releases etc.?
At the moment I am only under contract for The Age of Endings Series. HOWEVER, I do have a few other projects that I work on when I can.
If one (or several) of your characters got invited to a 70s-themed party, what would they wear and what song and/or person would bring them to the dance floor?
Well, I think Oriana would be the one who would jump on the opportunity to go to a 70s party, or any party for that matter. She is very girly and I could see her wearing short denim shorts with a long, puffy sleeved crop top. She would be all about the long hair and flower head bands too! I think she would love to shave her groove thang to “Hot Stuff” by Donna Summer.
You can easily look back at the 70s and see how the times have changed. If you look at the book community and publishing world today, what changes would you like to see for the future?
I would like to see more diverse books. I would also like to see the NA category expand and flourish.
Aubrie, can you recommend two already published diverse books you’ve read and loved and one you can’t wait to read?
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas I read, and LOVED! And I am excited to read Dirty Wings by Sarah McCarry. Which is loosely based on Hades and Persephone!
Lastly, to end this interview, do you have a favorite 70s song to recommend your readers?
Easy. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.
Thank you so much, Aubrie, for answering my questions. I hope you readers enjoyed this interview, I know I did! Eager to find out more about Aubrie Nixon? All information about her and her books can be found on her website. You can also find her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Goodreads.
About The Author
Aubrie plays mom to a cutest demon topside. When she isn’t writing she is daydreaming about hot brooding anti-heroes and sassy heroines. She loves Dragon Age, Game of Thrones and reading all things fantasy. She runs a local YA/NA bookclub with 3 chapters, and over 200 members. If she could have dinner with anyone living or dead it would be Alan Rickman because his voice is the sexiest sound on earth. He could read the dictionary and she would be enthralled. Her current mission in life is to collect creepy taxidermy animals because she finds them cute and hilarious. She resides just outside of Washington DC.
Since I promised a very 70s music-themed interview series, I have one last surprise, a favorite 70s song of mine (and there will be a new one every week yay). Now let’s get those dance moves on, here’s Love Train by The O’Jays.
Do you want to listen to all of the songs from my Saturday Night Author Fever interview series?
To make things easier I have created a Spotify playlist that features all of the songs mentioned in my Saturday Night Author Fever posts. You can check out the playlist below or go here. Every time a new interview is published new songs will be added to it.