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.
My name is Kiyoshi Terrell Fish.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I am from Youngstown, Ohio. I have been living in Phoenix, Arizona for approximately 15 years.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I am one of 14 children. My family consists of 8 girls and 6 boys. My parents have been married for 50 years. I am married with two children, and one on the way. I have been married for 5 years. I have an associate’s from Kent State University, a Bachelor’s from Youngstown State University,and a Master’s from the University of Phoenix.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I am also heavily involved in recruiting student-athletes and helping them in the recruiting process. I own a company called, Sports Unlimited Services.
My wife is expecting another baby! We already have two loves Love bugs!
I’m also working on my first fiction book, called, let’s chance it! This will be very exciting
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing very young. I expressed myself through writing, and I feel that writing is powerful.
For me, writing is powerful because it can serve several purposes! Writing can persuade, influence, inform, encourage, and also educate society in a variety of ways! Writing can serve as an outlet, and as a man, it’s very hard to express my feelings verbally at times! That is why writing is so powerful to me, it gets the message across to the audience at hand.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I first considered myself a writer when I was in the 7th grade. I always enjoyed reading self-help books and began to write motivational articles for my English class. I felt as though I was able to be myself and write about topics I felt passionate about.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Approximately 12 years ago, I witnessed a young lady lose her life walking across the street. The event was traumatic because I actually witnessed this young lady get killed by a drunk driver. While she was set to walk across the street, I heard a truck trying to slow down before he struck the young lady. The young lady’s body flipped up in the air a few times, and the next thing I learned was that she died upon impact. It was then that I realized how valuable life was and how important it is to enjoy your life and try to be the best possible person you can be because your life can be taken away at any moment or any given time .
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I came up with the titile because I feel that life can be comparable to driving a car. Signs are on the highways for a reason, and by paying close attention to those road signs is a good indicator of whether or not you get to your destination on time, or even safe. Life takes each individual on a different course. We will have ups and down, successes, and failures, but our goal and destination is all the same. We all are born, and we all eventually will die. The road that we take is how we go about learning about ourselves and learning from our situations.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging? I enjoy writing self-help books. I am working on another book and it will be under the “fiction” genre. I feel writing a “fiction” book will be challenging, but rewarding in the end
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Most of the book is from experiences I experienced, or learned from other people I was fortunate to be around a lot of diverse people in my life. I am very fortunate to use those people I meet as new opportunities to learn more about myself.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I have a good graphic artist make the design covers.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
This book will help readers to be the best they can be. I hope readers can develop self-motivation and overcome their life obstacles and harness the power of thinking positive.
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 love reading books from Joyce Meyer, Iyanla and TD Jakes. I like the fact that they write things I can read and apply to my life.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
I feel that while I was working on my college education, I used to love writing essays and various teachers or professors used to tell me that I wrote very inspiration sayings.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I one day can see myself writing full-time. Right now, I write as a hobby, but when the time is right, I would not mind being able to publish books on a regular basis.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Write and publishing is all new to me. I feel that I should of finished this book years ago, I put it off. I feel that over the years, as I was learning more about myself, that it was time to finish my first book as a author.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I learned that writing is a lot of time and hard work. You need to be focused, and listen to you heart. I feel that I am a very passionate person when it comes to writing, and that I want to convey a message that others can relate to.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
I’m a huge fan of Denzel Washington. Maybe after I finish my next book called, “Lets chance it”, I think that it does have a shot to be actually played out.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Follow your heart and your dreams. Study hard. Place passion in your writing. Find a time and place where you can sit and listen to your mind and heart. When you combine the two, writing is beautiful.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Just wanted to let them know that I hope they are inspired and know that whatever they are going thru in their lives, always be appreciative and follow their dreams no matter what.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Im working on a book called, “Let’s chance it”.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I love to laugh about anything that takes me off of the normal stresses of they day.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Dr. Martin Luther King. He was courageous and very intelligent.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
My hobbies includes fitness, hiking, reading, writing, and of course “sports”. I’m a huge Ohio State Buckeye fan.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Sportscenter, but my favorite show is “Undisputed”, in which Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe host the show.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
My favorite color is blue, and my favorite food is chicken. I listen to all types of music.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
I would continue being a college scout.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Kiyoshi Terrell Fish, Hardworking and compassionate person.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?