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?
T.L Wainwright (Trace) Let’s just say I’m a mature woman. HeeHee!
Fiona: Where are you from?
Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
By day I’m and Export Manger for a Logistics company. Mother of one, two stepchildren and four step-grandchildren. I have been married for over 25 years to my Partner Tom.
Education: I barely scraped through. I didn’t even pass my GCSE in English. I was too busy being off with the fairies, in fantasy world.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I currently have two WIP. One, I’m flying solo and is a spin-off from my first too books and part of the Reed and Rice Series. The other project, is a joint write with the beautiful CA Bell. I can’t say much about this as it’s still very much under wraps.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started putting down words in April 2015. The story that was running around in my head was driving me mad. So out came the laptop and away I went.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Still don’t really. I’m just having fun and if someone reads my work and likes it, I’m a happy bunny.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I guess my love of reading. I wondered… can I do that?
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
With difficulty. It’s usually the last thing I decide on, that and the blurb.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I tend to have a lot of speech. I love banter in a book. A good argument with make-up sex. I just love it. I like to drop a bomb shell or add a twist too. I do write in English and with a bit of a Yorkshire twang.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Maybe, maybe not. That would be telling.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
I feed off my previous travel experiences. As yet I haven’t gone somewherespecifically for a book, but not ruling it out.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Mainly me. I have had others involved, but the initial idea, is usually mine.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Don’t judge a book by its cover. Everyone’s life is moulded by things in their past. It’s just how you let it map out your future.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Heather Shere – Honey Bee.
Who is your favorite writer, and what is it about their work that really strikes you?
I have many favourite’s. Debra Anastasia and her versatility with writing fiction. Helena Hunting and her ability to write amazing humour and angst. JA Huss and Ker Dukey for the dark and erotic suspense.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Jackie McLeish has been my rock from day one. She is the person who I sent my first piece of work to, knowing that I would get a true and honest opinion. Jackie was the one who encouraged me to carry on. She’s now my PA on signings and does my first edits, mainly so I don’t look like a total looser.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I wish. I’m nowhere near there yet, but at least I’ll have something to do when I retire.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Yes, but nothing major.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Putting in conversation in a different language is a nightmare.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Depends on which book. I’d definitely want to be sat on the casting couch.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Keep going and follow your dreams. Don’t let the negative outweigh the positives.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Fiction is fantasy, jump in and enjoy. If you enjoy, please write a review. Indie Authors need you.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Sweet Venom by Kirsty-Anne Still.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Probably some Jill and John book at school.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Slapstick comedy. Funny situations and happy moments. Usually my laughter includes tears.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet?
Debra Anastasia. She’s on my bucket list. Why? I just think she’s awesome. Many others that inspire me, I’ve been lucky to meet already.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Reading and Writing funny enough.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I don’t really watch TV anymore but I do like a bit of the Big Bang Theory.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Cheese, Purple and Paloma Faith.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Write, and probably help other indie authors with promos etc. Spend all my money on books. Oh! I do that already.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Dreams are real, imagination a necessity. She loved to read. She lived to write.
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