Name   Eva Bielby

Age     50ish (A lady never reveals her true age)

Where are you from   Helmsley, North Yorkshire

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc.

 I had a very normal and happy upbringing with loving parents and 3 older brothers.  I always loved school, due to my insatiable hunger for knowledge. Maths, English and Geography were my favourite subjects, my worst was History. I studied for, and qualified as an accountant after I left school, and have spent many years working as a company accountant, mostly in the construction industry. I am happily married (3rd time lucky) and I have a son and daughter to my first husband, and 3 young grandchildren

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?

I have a new webpage/blog for my book with the kind help and advice from a fellow author on Facebook.  It is still a work in progress but I am quite proud of it. I also have a twitter account, @AuthorEva69

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

I have always done a certain amount of writing, but mainly poetry, for the amusement of myself, my family, close friends and sometimes colleagues. I started working on my first project in February this year, which is still a work in progress that is on hold for now. I started my second novel “Going up and Going down” in June this year and I aim to have this finished by December and published by the end of January 2014.

Since senior school, I always intended that I would write a book one day.  There have always been excuses, like getting married, having babies, having teenagers, divorcing and re-marrying, having grandchildren, and not forgetting the full-time job that always gets in the way.  Last year, the youngest of my brothers died thirteen weeks after being diagnosed with advanced stomach cancer and I was devastated as we were so close. He was too young to die, he had plans, many plans, and these of course never came to fruition. After the shock of his death and a few months to recover, I realized that not one of us know how long we are here for.  If you have ambitions, get on with them! That gave me the kick up the butt that was required, no more excuses Eva – write that book, two books……..who knows?

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I suppose since I was seven years old, I have always enjoyed writing and had the ability to write. My essays at school were always praised by my English teachers and in English Language I always came top of the class in end of term exams. In my senior school years one of my English teachers suggested I seek a career in journalism, but at that time figures were my passion. I have always enjoyed writing poetry about any subject, or I used to love writing letters of any description.  I think I started considering myself a writer just this year, when I started my first book.  I know I’m a writer because all I want to do now is write, at every opportunity, and my job has become an inconvenience to me.

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

As an avid reader, my preferred reading material has always been crime/thriller, but to write in that particular genre I think it helps to have had some career connected to law and order/pathology.

I aim to try my hand at a children’s book in the future, but with my first book release being erotica, I think I would have to say that “Fifty Shades of Grey” made me realize that there is a market for erotica, although “Fifty Shades” is not particularly well-written!

Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?

My writing is what I would call ‘easy read’style.  I use a fair amount of dialogue, just the right, (and relevant) amount of background information on my characters, and I try to avoid long boring descriptions like…….the sky, with a smattering of fluffy white clouds, was an incredible azure shade of blue………or, I parked my car between a red Skoda 1600cc with a missing wheel trim and a black BMW series 5.  Readers want to read your story, and if it’s not relevant, I don’t write it!

Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

It’s erotica, the title is “Going up and Going down” – says it all I think!

Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

There are no hidden messages in my novel, other than perhaps I am showing how a string of traumatic events in just one person’s life and how it can easily affect their mental stability.  Don’t judge people, you are not aware of what has gone on in their lives to make them the way they are.

Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?

The book tells a good story about Helen, a call girl.  Quite a few of the chapters are dealing with her experiences with clients.  I have always assumed that guys who pay for sex want something that is not on offer at home, so I imagine what I have portrayed in these chapters really does happen.  I include certain events that have happened in the world and places that I have visited, which makes the novel seem more realistic to me.

Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

No the experiences are not based on anybody that I know or any events in my own life. I’m not that adventurous!

Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most?

I don’t really think any books have influenced my life! I just do my own thing!

Fiona: If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

I couldn’t choose, there are so many fantastic authors out there, Agatha Christie, Brett Battles, Dean Koontz and I haven’t even touched the surface!

Fiona: What book are you reading now?

I have just completed Brett Battles latest novel “Eden Rising” – very gripping read!

Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

As I am new to the writing community on Facebook, there are many new authors who have grasped my interest, but I will not single out any one author. There are many talented writers out there, in many different genres, and with many different styles of writing.  That is a hard question to answer.

Fiona: What are your current projects?

My current project “Going up and Going down” is a story about how a well-educated young lady from a privileged background throws away her career and is surprised to suddenly find herself, quite by accident, a sought after top class call girl whose clients include celebrities, politicians, film stars and businessmen. The sequel to this book is churning away in my head, and will be called “Comings and Goings”.

I have two ideas for short stories, and I have already been making notes.

My ‘on hold’ project is called “Trying to Understand”. This has already reached 50,000+ words, but I have no plans to complete this until my other projects have been completed.

Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

I feel that all the new author friends I have made on Facebook these last few weeks have been a constant support not just to me, but to all other newbie authors.  Their help and advice and encouragement is exceptional.  It truly is a writing community in every sense of the word.

Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?

Yes.  I would like to think that I can make a reasonable job of my novels and would like to reach a stage where I could give up my job and write full-time, this is all I want to do now.

Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I wouldn’t change anything about it!

Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

I have always been interested in writing since I was 7 years old when I first joined my local library. I have always been an avid reader.  I love books and have quite a sizeable personal collection or first editions by favourite authors. Reading, writing, the two go together.

Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?

“Get your fucking clothes on and get out of my flat, out of my fucking life for God’s sake, you prize bitch!  I loved you and trusted you, and you abused all that when you come to my flat and screw my guy, and whilst I have been nursing my sick father!  I never want to see you again! GET OUT!”

Within two minutes, she was dressed and gone without anything to say.  Gavin started to enter the room after he heard the door slamming shut after Bobbie.  He had put on a dressing gown, and from the look on his face, he thought we were going to sit and have some cosy little chat, which would involve him trying to talk his way out of this one.

“Babe…..I…” he started

“Save your fucking breath you bastard! Just get your clothes on, get all your things and fuck off!  Never come near me again!

“But where will I go, they’ve got somebody for my old room – I have nowhere to go!” he tried pleading.

“Your fucking problem!  Did you think I would want you in here, in my flat, when you’ve just been found, up to your fucking nuts, into her?”  I screamed.

Why does a man always look so stung and hurt when you kick the twat out for sticking his dick up another female?  Like it’s you, that’s the bad cruel bitch?  Are they for real?

Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

There is nothing particularly challenging about writing, I love it! The biggest challenge for me has been getting my head around setting up a twitter account, setting up a webpage/blog and learning various things about Facebook, copy and paste, forwarding links, etc.  I’m a techno phobe!

Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

My favourite author is Brett Battles. The thing that really strikes me about his work is his special knack of making me fall in love with every one of his characters. I have had many favourite authors over the years, but none have drawn me to their characters the way that Brett does.

Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

I do not have to travel at all concerning my book, but the travelling I have done in the past has certainly helped provide me with experiences and knowledge that can be used in my writing.

Fiona: Who designed the covers?

As my book is only 70% completed I have not yet sorted out the design for my cover, but this is something that I will be deciding over the next 2 to 3 weeks.

Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Having to work for a living! It is hard not being able to write, when the words are coming together in my head. I am not always in a position where I can start jotting things down!

Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?

Yes I have learnt something from writing my book.  I have learnt that my passion for writing is even greater than I originally thought it would be.

Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?

I’m very much a newbie, so I can’t give advice to people who have already completed a novel, had it published and sold it. But my advice would be to anyone out there who has ever fancied their chances as a writer, if you want to write, just do it. I am loving the experience and sincerely wish I had started writing many years ago.

Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Having no readers at this point (other than my reviewers) all I can say to future readers is, I hope you get as much enjoyment from my novel as I did during the time I was writing it, and if you do truly enjoy it, tell everybody you know, put the word around.

Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies

Reading, cryptic crosswords, Sudoku, playing chess, playing badminton, and let’s not forget the travel/holidays!

Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching

I love TV Dramas including my favourite, Downton Abbey!  I have many favourite films, chick flicks including Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing etc., Transporter series, the Bourne films, The Green Mile, Star Wars, and the Harry Potter Films.  I am also a massive fan of ‘24’ and ‘Lost’.

Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music

I love potatos in any form, mushrooms, cheese, desserts, chocolate. My favourite main course is sweet and sour chicken and my favourite dessert is tiramisu.

My favourite colours are royal blue and purple.

I love all kinds of music across the board, jazz, 60’s, heavy metal, classical, Motown, but my favourites are Mike Oldfield, Jean Michel Jarre, Bon Jovi, Madonna, Adele, The Beatles, Oasis, Bryan Adams

Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done ?

Well I’ve started writing late in life, so if the question was, if I hadn’t been an accountant what else would I have liked to do my answer would be – a midwife.

Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? if so what is it?

My website/blog: http://evabielby.com

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