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?
Suzanne Coulter, 50 years of age
Fiona: Where are you from?
Fiona: A little about yourself (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I’ve been married for 30 years to my wonderful husband Jeff, I have 2 adult children (1 son and 1 daughter and son-in-law), I have an associate’s degree in liberal arts which I obtained later in life
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
Jeff and I are starting speaking engagements to talk about our faith in God and our life experiences
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Always wanted to write a book but impetus was husband’s near-fatal car accident in April 2014
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Wrote a lot in high school and college but have just now considered myself a writer since our first book was published
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Husband’s near-fatal car accident in April 2014
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I was inspired after writing the book and “it just came to me”
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I’m very detail-oriented so I write factually, sometimes seems too stiff and structured so I try to alter my writing to make it more appealing
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
All of the book is realistic because it’s our auto-biography
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
We travel to book signings at the library and for speaking engagementsto witness to others and to tell about our book
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Jeff and I did together
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
There is always hope in Jesus and faith in God, despite our flaws and despite our circumstances
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?
Karen Kingsbury, her ability to tell a story that is relevant to real life and Christian faith
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?
Yes, it’s an ongoing process
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, we’ve revised it 11 times already!
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Yes, it’s difficult to mesh 2 different writers to make a book flow and for it to be interesting
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Keep at it, your writing will get better and better the more you do it
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
It’s never too late to trust in Jesus, faith in God is so important in this life and in our eternal life
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
No but I read a lot of Dr. Seuss as a child
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Jeff acting silly makes me laugh, sorrow over the loss of loved ones and tragedy in life make me cry, sometimes reading our story because of recalling different events that happened makes me cry
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Jesus, to thank Him for His sacrifice
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Reading, fishing, volunteering at church
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Murder/mystery stories, “Murder, She Wrote” “Columbo” “Diagnosis Murder”, baseball and football
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Chicken and dumplings, PURPLE, Christian music, KLOVE
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Read and listen to Christian music and worship the Lord
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Beloved wife, mother, daughter, follower of Christ
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?