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 Maggie Perez writing under pen name Margy Millet. I’m 58 years old.
Fiona: Where are you from?
Originally from Puerto Rico, now in Worcester, Mass. Since 1973.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in 1958, the second twin child of Antonio and Blanca. My family moved to Worcester Mass. in 1973. In 1980 I married David Perez. Together we have raised three children, Leticia, Sofia and David. I’m the proud grandmother of five grandsons Ricardo, Evan, Alejandro, Fernando and Emmitt.
I studied Business Management at Quinsigamond Community College where I earned an Associate Degree in Business Management. I began my career at Paul Revere Company in 1981as a Premium Collection Specialist. Since then I have held several positions in the company. My last position was as an Underwriting Specialist in IDI Business Operations that ended in July 2013.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I have published my 2nd book on my Wolves Sisters Series – Fool’s Mate
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing seriously on a part time basis in 2008 then as of July 2013I began writing fulltime.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I published my first book in September2014
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I’m a day dreamer, so I always have a story in my head. In 2008 I mentioned to my coworkers, during lunch break, about a story in my head. They encouraged me to start writing and I did.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
For my 1st book the title just popped into my head. For the other books, I used the story to come up with the title.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
No, I don’t really have a style. I read a lot and I know what I like, so there is nothing challenging about it.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
None, my books are completely fiction. Sometimes I dream about a specific scene, other times it just something that comes up in my head.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
Not at all. I do research before I start writing for locations and character names.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
The first three books were done by Jackie Walsh, the recent two books were done by the publishing company.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I try to communicate relationship, commitment, love and determination.
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?
Not yet, but I am open to reading anything that gets my attention. I have several favorite authors: Alexandra Ivy, Christine Feehan, Kate Douglas, J.R. Ward and others. I like their characters, the story development, the action and especially their love scenes.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
I have a great group of friends that are very supportive of my work.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Yes, I’m hoping.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I’m sure if I look back, I may find things I would change but I try not to look in the past.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Yes, to build more on my character’s lives.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
My last published book’s main character is a badass Spanish girl, so probably Michelle Rodriguez or Zoe Saldana.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Never give up on your writing.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
I hope that they enjoy reading my books and I have more books coming.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I’m reading “Revenge” by Lexi Blake.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
No, I did mostly historical romance, now I read more contemporary and paranormal.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Being with my family and friends make me laugh. I’m a very happy person, so I don’t cry that often.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Author J. R. Ward. I love her books.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Yes, my passions include writing, dancing, reading and sports. I’m an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I enjoy watching sci-fi, action and police shows. I like action, adventure and fantasy movies such as Lord of the rings, the hobbit, harry potter, etc. I have a very large movie collection.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
My favorite foods are mango and coconut ice cream. Favorite color is orange. I love Latin music.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Probably work in an insurance office, I did that for 32 years and I loved it.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Probably something like “Here Lies a good person.”
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Yes – http://margymillet.com/
Amazon Author’s page – https://www.amazon.com/Margy-Millet/e/B00OPQJFRE/
Maggie Perez writing penname Margy Millet
Again, thank you for this opportunity, I really appreciated.