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 C.L. Knopf and I am in my mid thirties.
Fiona: Where are you from?
Originally I come from Germany but now reside in Georgia USA
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I have been married for almost 6 years and we have a 3 year old rambunctious little toddler at home that keeps me occupied. For years I worked as a dental assistant until becoming a homemaker and writer.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I am currently working on finishing my third novel. I am very excited because this is the sequel to my second Book Bali.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing earlier this year. I’ve always had many creative ideas but never dreamed that I could write a book and have it published. It seemed unreachable. My cousins wife did just that and walked me though the process.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
The day I published my first book! That’s when it all became very real.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Norman Reedus….can I say that? He was the inspiration for my male lead, everything else just came together.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I actually had a list of about 10 different titles hanging on the fridge, crossing them off as I went by. One day I was listening to a song called “I want to love you” by Lenachka and a line of her song went as follows “run my fingers through your creases and unfold you”……As soon as I heard it I knew the title would be Unfold You. Now looking back, I couldn’t have chosen a better title.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I’m not sure if I have a specific style but my readers say that I really bring my characters to life and they can see themselves in the book. They also comment that is very easy to read and comprehend which is what I strive for since I’m not much of a reader myself. When I pick up a book and need a dictionary, you’ve lost me. What I found a little challenging was writing the love scenes, I wasn’t sure what others would think.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
In Unfold you the character Layla has a lot of my characteristics. I wouldn’t really say events but more so personality traits.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
I’ve never had to travel since I’ve already traveled to so many places in the past. That does inspire the locations I choose in my books.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Everpage Designs designed the cover for Unfold You. All of my others have been designed my me.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
When people read my books I hope that it brings them back to the time where they fell in love and the emotions they felt at the time.
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 a list for sure. K.M. Keeton is one, her book Sinful Angel was excellent. Angelica Charles has been a close friend and I’ve enjoyed all of her books so far. Mickey Bentley is an excellent writer as well and I’ve recently become acquainted to his work.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
A lot of other authors on Facebook. Everyone is so encouraging and helpful, it’s amazing.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I do. Even though it is tough to make money in the self-publish world. Everyone dreams of the bestseller.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I wouldn’t change a thing.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I am still currently writing it, have about two chapters left. What I’ve learned is to take my time and don’t force anything.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Unfold You – Norman Reedus
Bali – Charlie Hunnam
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Don’t give up. Don’t have unrealistic expectations and start writing as a hobby. Write for yourself.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
I just hope that they enjoy my books. I absolutely love hearing what everyone thinks and I am open to messages for sure.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I am reading a book called Sexual Awakening by Mickey Bentley.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
I don’t remember the first book I read but I remember the most memorable. Tarnished Gold by V.C. Andrews.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Funny jokes, stories. I don’t cry much but usually tragic events or a really good sappy movie.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
I think by now you know that Norman Reedus would be top of my list but if I can’t choose him I would choose Author K.M. Keeton for sure.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Yes, I love to pain, shop and jog.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I am a fan of The Walking Dead and Grey’s Anatomy. I also love Nicholas Sparks movies and all of the National Lampoon’s movies.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Favorite foods are sushi and pizza. Color is most definitely black. I love anything by Lana Del Rey.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Probably sleep more hahaha
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
I would rather be cremated.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
I have several different links.
Facebook Readers Group
Amazon Author Page:
Link to Unfold You
Link to Bali