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?
-My name is Trish F Leger and I’m 39 years old.
Fiona: Where are you from?
-I’m from Southern Louisiana
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
-I do have a full time job at a bank as a CSR and write in my free time. I enjoy watching movies, reading, writing, dancing, eating (LOL) and hanging out with friends and family.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
-I’m editing my latest DRUID novel (Her Druid Seduction) and writing a few other contemporaries.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
-I started writing b/c I realized that there weren’t enough of the stories I liked out there (late nineties). So I began to write what I liked, and I mostly evolved from there.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
-In high school I figured I had a knack for it. But I didn’t write a full novel until I was around 27.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
-I had all these characters and plots floating in my head! Had to get them down on paper! 😀
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
-Actually my first book didn’t have a title, but the next series I wrote (3 books set in Texas) did. Those titles pertained to the characters in the books, so they were basically easier to come up with.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
-I tend to write sensually charged, sexy romance with little drama. It’s almost a pure romance story with paranormal aspects (my paranormals). My contemporary romances are straight romances with a high level of heat and character driven plots.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
-I do tend to base characters on real life people, but I never tell anyone who. Sometimes the events that happen are the same like in real life as well.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
-I have never traveled to write. So that must not be a requirement for me. I kinda wish it was though!
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
-I’ve had Kim Killion design a few of my covers and my MIL also has.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
-I would love readers to just escape into my novels and enjoy.
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?
-I have WAY too many favorite writers to name. But I do enjoy Eden Butler, J. Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout), Amy Harmon, Rhenna Morgan, Lorraine Heath, Lisa Kleypas, Lori Leger and many more. I believe the reason I like their writing styles is b/c they work from real life scenarios and impart real honesty.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
-My friend, Kellie Nestor has always been my champion, since I began writing. She’s always cheered me on.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
-Yes, although I don’t make much from it, probably b/c I cannot put as much into it as many do.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
-Since I’m editing now, I’m also doing deep re-writing of it. So, most of it is being changed.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
-Don’t be too quick to put a book out. Always take your time to put your best work forward.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
-I could easily see Gerard Butler playing one of my DRUIDS b/c they are Scottish, and mostly dark haired.:D
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
-Write and read!!! Read outside your genre to get the feel of all styles of writing.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
-That I hope they give my books a chance, from PNR to Contemp.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
-From Sand to Ash –Amy Harmon, and a book by Darryl Banner.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
-The first romance I read was Whitney My Love by Judith McKnaught.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
-They have to be highly emotional reads to get to me, I’ve got a hard exterior. But Lorraine Heath has made me cry, so has Kathryn Smith.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
-I would love to meet the Queen, just to have conversation with her. She seems very elegant and intelligent. Also, I would have loved to have met Diana. And also William Wallace.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
-I LOVE to dance, read and watch movies. I also love to draw.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
-House Hunters, Fixer Upper, Lip Sync Battle, and anything romantic and full of action.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
-I love pretty much every food, except oysters and mushrooms. I love the color yellow, red and black and LOVE music, be it Cajun, Zydeco or hip hop and pop.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
-I’d have to read a lot to get my fix.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
-Great question! I would like to see: She goes in grace and light, her mind wondering and creating and family surrounding her within its embrace. 😀
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
-I have no blog, but I work mostly on FB under Trish F. Leger – Author, and Instagram. I also am on twitter. Here are the links.
FB author page- https://m.facebook.com/cajunauthor/