Name              Samaire Provost

Age                 52

Where are you from            

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico

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

Raised much of my childhood in California, mostly San Diego. I attended UC San Diego. I now live with my husband and son on the central California coast.



Fiona: Tell us your latest news?                  

I hope to soon have news about my next novel, which is in final edits.


Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?                  

I’ve been a lifelong reader and began writing at the age of 12, writing mostly Star Trek fanfic.


Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?                 

When my first novel hit Amazon. It’s called Mad World: EPIDEMIC and it’s the first in a trilogy. All three are available from Amazon.


Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?                     

My imagination


Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?                      

I write stories with lots of action and excitement – you will never be bored reading one of my books


Fiona: How did you come up with the title?                      

My trilogy is a zombie apocalypse story, the trilogy is called “Mad World” because it’s a world gone mad. The three books are called” Epidemic, Sanctuary, & Desperation. They describe each part of the three-part story


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

Actually, the message could be “work together and take care of the people you love” and also “don’t ever go out unprepared”


Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?                    

My Mad World trilogy is entirely fantasy


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

Books that influenced me include “The Dark Is Rising” by Susan Cooper, “Into the Out Of” by Alan Dean Foster, “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle, and “The Graveyard Book” by Neil Gaiman



Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest and who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Two of my favorite authors are Neil Gaiman and Stephen King. Their boundless imagination and creativity strike me as invaluable.


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

My mentor Michael Knost has been a great help on my current book.


Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?                  

Yes, absolutely


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

No, I think it’s coming along nicely and I think readers will find it very enjoyable.


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

I’ve always been a huge reader from a very young age, I think I loved stories and books so much I wanted to create my own.




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

It’s a novel set in modern Seattle, involving vampires and a very ancient and historical family.


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

The hardest thing for me will always be finding the discipline to keep to a regular schedule and daily goals. But I believe if you aren’t very strict with yourself it will be very hard to accomplish what you want to. This is why I’m very strict with myself.


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

Not yet, but I see travel and research in my future.


Fiona: Who designed the covers?               

The covers to my trilogy were designed by my creative team. My newest book will likely be designed by a different creative team.


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

Actually, I don’t find writing difficult at all, it’s actually very enjoyable. Letting my imagination run wild, making things up and writing them down, it’s all a very exciting and enjoyable experience.


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

Writing my trilogy was very educational, I learned may things about the research and trials that went on in Europe with the English excavation and also about the research facilities at Stanford U in Palo Alto, CA



Fiona: If any of your books was made into a film who would you like to play the lead?          

I would love for Jennifer Lawrence to play Alyssa, the lead character in the first two books.


Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?            

Read a lot and write every day and never, ever, ever give up. Discouragement is rampant in writers, but the old adage is true: an author is a writer who never gave up.


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

Please enjoy my Mad World trilogy available on Amazon, and be on the lookout for my newest novel coming out soon!



Fiona: What book are you reading now?              

“The Fifth Season” by Jemisin




Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?           

One of the first chapter books I ever loved and reread multiple times was “The Black Stallion” by Walter Farley



Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?

Nearly everything makes me laugh. Death makes me cry.



Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?   

I’d like to meet Stephen King, it would be wonderful to spend an afternoon with him.



Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why?           

“Storyteller”  – because that’s what I fancy myself



Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?                 

Gardening, Academia, Reading, Traveling, Exploring



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

I love watching The Big Bang Theory, Grimm, Once Upon a Time, Game of Thrones, and Vikings.  I love any science fiction movie. I’m a Trekkie from way back.



Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music        

Japanese food, Orange and pink and yellow, blue and green and purple, Celtic music.



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

If I had not become a writer I would have become a Physicist.



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