Name – M. W. Rowe (Marcus)

Age- 26

Where are you from- North East England

Fiona: Tell us your latest news?- I have just rereleased my first novel- Fallen From Grace and the 2nd part is available to pre-order now on Amazon, My Favourite Colour is Aubrey.

These books are part of a Decalogy (Ten Book Series)

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

 I began writing at the age of 13 although not much can be said for the quality of my work at that age. I still have a copy of the novel that I wrote, one day I will re-write it but for now it is mine. I didn’t do much for a long time after that and then in 2011 I had the idea for Fallen From Grace and it blossomed from there.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

 The day I got my first paperback copy of Fallen From Grace delivered through the post.

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

Grace did. I came up with Grace about 6 months before I even began considering that I would start writing again. She was in my head a lot and eventually she just blossomed into a story.

Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?

Not so much a style but definitely a genre. Fantasy.

Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

Grace again, she is an angel that has fallen from heaven so I used the popular saying to fit in with this. I am not even sure where My Favourite Colour is Aubrey came from, all I can say on this is that Grace had some input again.

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

No, I don’t do hidden messages. I write solely for my enjoyment and the readers.

Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?

Zero. I make a point of not basing any of my characters on real people. My imagination is far too vivid, I like to create people or angels from scratch.

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

No, definitely not. I hate drawing from real life. I much prefer to delve into my imagination and come up with everything from there.

Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?

 I know that this is almost a cliché now but Stephen King- On Writing. If you are a writer and reading this, buy it. You will not regret it.

Fiona: What book are you reading now?

 I have just finished Ken Follett’s Century Trilogy. Absolutely fantastic from start to finish.

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

 Not really a new author but the indie that inspired me was Joanna Penn.

Fiona: What are your current projects?-

I am busy marketing Aubrey for release on the 10th April and then I will be starting the 2nd draft of DART Book 3, which will be available in late 2015.

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

Grace, although she is made up, in my mind she is entirely real. I spent so long with her that she is practically my best friend.

Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?- At the moment my writing is a hobby but who knows what will happen.

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

 Luckily for me I have a partner who likes to read my books and tell me everything that is wrong with it. For which I am truly grateful even if I don’t sound it when she is telling me it is rubbish. I don’t have the luxury of making too many mistakes as she wouldn’t let me. If I had to do it all again, I would write more 1st draft material before getting bogged down with editing and changing.

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

 I honestly don’t. I can only assume that it was piqued by an English Teacher as it came about at the age of 13.

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

Unfortunately most of my current work is still in editing stage as it is book 3 in my Decalogy.

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

 I can procrastinate like there is no tomorrow.

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

 It would be a toss up between Stephen King and Ken Follett. All of their work is character driven and there are a lot of strong females in both author’s work.

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

I wish.

Fiona: Who designed the covers?

I was getting them designed professionally until I discovered that I have a friend who basically made me stop because he loves doing stuff like that. He designed my covers for all ten books in the series.

Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?

 Stick at it. No matter how far away the end seems, keep plugging away. Even if 500 words a day is all that you can fit in, by the time you go to bed you are 500 words closer than you were when you woke up

Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?

I used to be very much into Dressage but I have given that up now and writing is my main hobby.

Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

I am binge TV watcher and love US dramas. I have just began watching House of Cards again as there is a new season out and I desperately need to catch up on The Walking Dead.

Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music

 I’m a fussy eater. Favourite colour is Green, the same colour as the cover for DART book 4.

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

Nothing, I love my writing and wouldn’t change it for the world.


Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?- Yes.

I am also on Facebook at M. W. Rowe

Amazon Page