Name: Amy Davies
Where are you from: South Wales, UK.
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc:
I am married to my best friend and we have 3 children together. He is my rockstar and I couldn’t do anything without him.We have a dog called Jasper, he is a Bishon Frise and we have a cat called Flick. I am a qualified ‘nanny/childcare assistant.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
I am about to publish my 4th book in early April and it will be dedicated to my mother, who passed away last November. I am attending my 1st author signing event in York next month.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I have always loved writing, it started when I was in school, English was my favourite subject. I started writing some stories in school but after ready Fifty Shades series I decided to have a go at writing a novel.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I started my first novel ‘Let Me Love You’ It took me a while for it to sink in, it’s a confidence thing.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
To be honest, Fifty Shades of Grey and Jessie Pavelka, he was my Christian but also he was the muse for my first novel.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
Not really. Some may say I do but I don’t think so.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
My first novel was linked to a song that was out at the time I was writing it. My Phoenix Boys series was easier because I named each book after a brother. My other two books I have coming out later this year was named because it was linked to the base line I had written.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Always remember, never forgot. It is spoken about through out my Phoenix Boys series. Always remember where you came from and never forget what you have been taught.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
I try to stay true to real life. I try not to over do certain events.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
No, all of my books are pure fiction.
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
I didn’t start reading full time until about 3-4 years ago. But I think that it was Fifty Shades and Molly McAdams that helped me escape and brought me into the book world.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
No Way Out by Lila Rose (huge biker book fan)
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Quite a few actually. T. J. West, Bink Cummings, Shelly Jones.
Fiona: What are your current projects?
I have 3 WIP’s going at the moment. All stand alone’s. The first 2 come to mind after seeing a photo of a cover model which will now be the covers and my 3rd, a song sparked the book.
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
I have a small group of friends that I have met on line and some in person who have helped and supported me throughout my career.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I can only hope so.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I would maybe add more music scenes.
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
I loved the Point Horror series in school and my English teacher encouraged me to write my own.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I am currently working on a book about a single mother who tries to find love and does but life gets in the way and hearts are crushed but sacrifices are made.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I am Welsh/British so sometimes writing about American characters can be a tad challenging, but my editor is American so that helps.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
I have a few but I love biker books so I would have to say Jamie Begley or Crystal Spears. They both manage to fill the book with loyalty, sweetness and sexy among the violence and pain. It is an emotional journey.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
I will be traveling to York this year but next year I will be traveling to Texas, Essex and Dublin for author events.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Let Me Love You was designed be a friend of mine. Toski Covey.
The Phoenix Boys was designed by a childhood friend Steven B.
My next three books with be designed by Cover to Cover
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Oh the breakup scenes, always the heartbreaks.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learned that family is everything. And that true love is hard to find but it is worth looking for.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Keep writing. I am not well know but I will always write.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Thank you for all the support and I hope that you keep enjoying meeting my boys.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
The Point Horror was the 1st set of books I remember reading on my own.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Laugh: My kids, they are crazy. Cry: My family hurting.
Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?
Jamie Dornan 😉 You all know why…
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
Oh God that is a tough one. Beloved Mam and wife. Always remember, never forget.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
I love photography and music.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Supernatural, SOA, Hemlock Grove, Lost Girl, Grey’s Anatomy
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
I am addicted to peanut M&M’s but I love chicken. My favourite colour is Blue. Music is mixed from Linkin Park to Gavin DeGraw to Asking Alexandria to Rita Ora. So many to list.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
Gone into photography. My camera goes everywhere with me.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
I am an admin on Eye Candy Bookstore Facebook page plus we have a blog and website.
My own Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/AmyDaviesBooks?_rdr