Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.
Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?
Joseph Ignatius Michael Rosselli I am 62
Fiona: Where are you from?
I live in Kenner, Louisiana
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I am married. My Wife is Victoria. I graduated from Ecole Classique in New Orleans in 1973
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I am in Jacksonville doing legal work for Citizens of Florida
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing in 2014. I created the Uncle Champion story in 1980 while training for Sunday races.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I finished my fifth book after having sat there writing 556,000 words in less than a year.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I wanted to write movies, but Victoria told me to write books in hopes of them being chosen for movies
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
When I was a runner and triathlete, I used Champion clothing. I used to joke with my niece and nephew and called myself uncle champion to make them laugh about my racing skills. The original title of Uncle Champion was “For The Love of Sara.” Sara Harmony is Christopher Uncle’s girlfriend. Christopher tells Sara the theme of his racing career was for the love of Sara, while they were in Hawaii at the world championship triathlon.
Girl With a Purpose was created after the thought process. The original title was My Twelve Girls. As remnents, it is the name of the race horse in chapter four.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I use a lot of script and talking by the characters.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
A lot of the racing, training, and details were actual experiences.
In Girl With a Purpose, I am Joey in the story and everything about him is true to the T. (except for the billions)
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No travel is necessary. The two stories take place in New Orleans, Metairie and Hammond
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
My nephew designed the cover for Girl With a Purpose and Xlibris designed the cover for Uncle Champion
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
What my father taught me a long time ago…..”The goodness of the world comes from those who help others.”
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Who is your favorite writer, and what is it about their work that really strikes you?
Robert E. Crais is a writer is a cousin
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
No, so far I made enough money to buy a box of Corn Flakes
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, In Girl With a Purpose, I am in the creation stage of the sequel, “Anastasia’s Eternity”
Uncle Champion is set as four books
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Yes, It takes a lot of time and effort to get it right.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
That is a tough question that would take to long to answer. However, Girl With a Purpose, the lead, Anastasia would be played by an American Idol contestant, Hunter Larson. In Uncle Champion, Sara Harmony would be played by Bridget Mendler and Christopher Uncle would be played by Steve Lund
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Yes, write it as soon as you can before you forget all the details.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
You have to read all five of my books to understand them.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Yes, The Outsiders
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
The five books I wrote will make you laugh and cry on the same page.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
I hold a botanical world record associated with the hybridazation of Hawaiian Plumeria.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Burn Notice, Ancient aliens
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Bar-B-Que Blue Rock and Roll
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Facebook page Uncle Champion I, II, III and IV https://www.facebook.com/UncleChampion/