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Aimee DuPré


Aimee's Biography:  I am located in a small town nestled in the hills of southern Ohio along the Ohio river. 

I was born in that same small town in the fall of 1955.  I am married with one estranged daughter (that's a long story) and a husband who desires my absolute devotion and attention (one does not always get what one desires).  

I don't have time to devote to writing so I have assumed a secret identity.  Aimee DuPré is actually my grandmother's middle name and married name.

 I write when I can steal a few moments alone and be undisturbed. I have a propensity for verbosity, and I have more story ideas than I'll ever be able to write down. I have a tendency to procrastinate. 

I search the web and get easily sidetracked. I may start with research on a particular battle in the civil war and end up looking at medical technology in the late 1800's. 

I began writing fiction in high school and graduated in 1973.  I have an associate of science degree (a two-year program) from a local state university.  In the late '80's and early 90's I did extensive traveling back and forth from Kentucky to Florida.  I lived "on the road" in a travel trailer for thirteen years, hitting the flea markets in the southern states.  I have lived in Lexington, Kentucky, and in Florida briefly in Kissimmee and longer in Lakeland and Winter Haven, and Fort Myers and San Carlos Park.

I have worked as a secretary and/or bookkeeper for:

bullet a two-year college, 
bullet a nationally-known auto/life/health insurance company, 
bulleta children's hospital (as a technician in the lab), 
bulletan advertising specialties company, 
bullet a dating service, 
bullet the American Saddlebred Horse Association, 
bullet a local city government office, 
bullet a restaurant/bar/comedy club, 
bullet a residential home builder, and 
bulletthe district office of a major religious denomination.  

(Sounds like I can't hold a job!)

I completed my first novel, an historical romance entitled "The Flame and the Rose" in 1993 or so.  Actually, it still is not complete.  I must revise it before publishing it here on my website.

The web has been a God-send for someone like me. Otherwise, I would never have had the opportunity to have any of my work published. My dream is to get positive feedback on my "great American novel" and to become famous at least in my little neck of the woods. (Reach for the stars, as they say.) 

My Motto:  "I may be obsessive, but I'm not compulsive."  -- Aimee DuPré  


bulletTom Berenger
bulletfan fiction
bulletcivil war history
bulletwestern history (1860's through 1890's)
bulletromance writing and reading
bulletespecially historical romance
bulletplaying the piano, the Hammond organ, and the mandolin

Favorite Music

bullet1970's rock and pop
bulleteven the dreaded disco (that was my era!)
bulletLinda Eder, Broadway singer
bulletBarry Manilow, singer and song writer
bulletHarry Connick, Jr., singer and fantastic pianist
bulletMichael Bublé, singer
bulletMichael McDonald, singer, song writer (former Doobies Band member)
bulletDoyle Lawson and Quicksilver (bluegrass)
bulletIIIrd Tyme Out (bluegrass)
bulletand the oldies
bulletThe Doobie Brothers
bulletCreedance Clearwater Revival
bulletDan Fogelberg

Favorite Books

bulletCivil War history
bullethistorical romance (set in Western 1860's - 1890's)
bulletCharles Stanley's In Touch magazine


Recipe of the Month

Jose Cuervo Tequila Christmas Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup of water                          1 tsp. baking soda

1 cup of sugar                         1 tsp. salt

1 cup of brown sugar              lemon juice

4 large eggs                            1 cup nuts

2 cups of dried fruit                 1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila

      Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.

     Turn on the electric mixer...Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.

     Add one teaspoon of sugar...Beat again. At this point it's best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try another cup ...  just in case.

      Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit, Pick the frigging fruit off floor... Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a drewscriver. Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.

      Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Who giveshz a sheet. Check the Jose Cuervo. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts. Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink. Whatever you can find. Greash the oven.

      Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over. Don't forget to beat off the turner. Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Cose Juervo and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.


 (Aimee's note:  Sorry, but I had to include this.  It reminds me of the first time I ever fixed Thanksgiving dinner for my mother.  I was living away from home in Columbus, Ohio.  My first husband took care of the turkey.  He basted it in muscatel.  Rot gut muscatel.  He kept disappearing to the kitchen -- behind one of those swinging doors -- to "baste the turkey."   By the time the turkey was basted, my "turkey" was "wasted.")

Questions or comments are welcomed, but please, no flaming!  Constructive criticism is often more advantageous than passionate praises.   


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This page was updated Tuesday, April 11, 2006 03:34 PM




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