My name is Danielle Aimie, I am 33 years old or I have lived 12,114 on planet earth at the time of writing this. I have always written, and I intend on writing full time before my next birthday, which is currently only 303 days away! I was born in France as the only child to Helen and Patrice Aimie. My mother is English and my father French. Not long after I was born, my parents decided to move back to England so that I would be educated in English. I went to a comprehensive school in London, a far cry from the French roots my father had been used to during his life. He found it very difficult to fit into London in the 80’s. We were not wealthy, and his background had done little to prepare him for city life.
After only a couple of years my father left us and moved back to France. Leaving my mother as a single parent to raise me on her own.
We lived in a flat and as a child I was given a lot of freedom as my mother had several jobs. When my friends had to be back home for their dinner, I had no curfew, but often no dinner either. It made me quite a resourceful child! From an early age was mixing with lots of older children on the estate and possibly grew up quicker than I should have. It was here I learnt about the powers of being a girl, and what boys wanted. I saw many of my friends getting into drugs or getting pregnant. None of these appealed to me, I just wanted to go to school, write, learn as much as possible and travel. I was fascinated in my power as a girl and where this could get you, often when the men around me strutted round like they owned the place, I just smiled knowingly.
My mother died of a drug overdose when I was 16 just after I left school. It did not come as a total shock as I think I knew what she wasn’t around that much as a child, I just didn’t want to think about it too much. She at least had the grace to wait until I was 16 so I managed to avoid the care system. Given my upbringing I didn’t believe in knights in shining amour, the only knights I knew about were pimps or drug dealers. My life was my own and I intended to live it.
I got my GCSE’s without much effort and went on college whilst working on the local market café part time. Here I learned to write, and my creative freedom started to be explored.
I had an English lecture Mr Thornton, who was the first person to acknowledge that my writing was an alternative feminist perspective on sex. He gave me the confidence to apply to University where I gained a place to study English Language. My dream to become a writer started here. However, with no family support and working full time as a secretary and part time in a bar just to pay my rent, I seldom have the time to commit the what is required to write. This is where I am hoping that Kickstarter will be able to assist me. I have written the first 6 chapters of my first novel “Sophie Valentine” it is a modern-day feminist view on sex and erotic behaviours, but I need 5000 euros to buy me three months off work to complete the writing, get it edited and get published. Have a read of the first 6 chapters, see what you think, if you are interested in hearing what happens next, then pledge just three euros on kickstarter. If I attain my 5000 euro goal, I get to complete the book and you get a copy of the full version before anyone else. (RRP 5.99). You can get the first 5 chapters free now from my website www.danielleaimie.com
Hopefully some day soon you will be able to say that you were involved in getting that author started.
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by Danielle Aimie
This novel obliterates the stereotypical character of a sexually frustrated woman, waiting for a charismatic, handsome man to sweep into their lives and improve things. We follow Sophie Valentine as she takes control. Starting with improving her sex life, she experiments with desires, fantasies, and taboo’s. Sex becomes more fun and interesting than she could ever have imagined.
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