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?
I’m Lewis Mountford. I write under the name L.M. Mountford. And I’m 27.
Fiona: Where are you from?
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I’m an erotica author, but please don’t judge me by that alone. I’m also trying to break into dark romance, historical action and sci-fi/ fantasy. Honestly, though, I’m interested in anything plot that involves sex and violence. They make up some of the greatest stories in my opinion. A story is like any portrait, it needs to be made up of many colours, but make sure it has these two and you’re bound to be a susses.
When I was in school, I wanted to be an actor. I gave that up after a Final ‘E’ grade in GCSE Drama. That was a knock as everyone told me I was great. Before that and now, my dream is to be a successful author. I may be an author but I doubt it’ll ever be successful, so I largely write for the love and challenge of it.
I wrote my first story when I was 14/15. A fanfiction story that I posted online. I’m something of an anime aficionado you see, and like any little boy, my mind had a tendency to wander. After that, it wasn’t long before I moved into the erotica genre, after all, what is it a boy that age thinks about, and I have been in the genre ever since.
Although I’d never really thought about self-publishing, it occurred to me when I was 21 after running across the kindle section of Amazon and seeing how many short stories had been published and were selling. It was something of an eye-opener. Until then, I’d thought KDP was for novels. Shortly after, I wrote and published Sweet Temptations: The Babysitter. I’d thought that would be the hard part, but after publishing, I came to realise it was only the beginning. Not only that, but I was woefully unprepared.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I have a cover reveal scheduled for the 8th of December
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
When I was 14. Because I’ a Dyslexic and writing seemed like a good way of combating my disability.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
After Publishing my first book on Kindle at 24.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
It was just an idea I had and wanted to experiment on KDP.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I thought it sounded appealing.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
No, I sort of just write what sounds good and has the right flow.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The setting is true to life, I had family living in the very building. But the rest is a work of fiction.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
Nope, though a drive can stimulate the creative juices.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
The first was a deviantart artist whose style I liked. The next was the FB Artist Covers by Design.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
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?
George RR Martin and Bernard Cornwell are my top favourite authors. The sheer span of their Vision is extraordinary.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
My Girlfriend, Claire.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
To be honest, I might have turned down the project altogether, it took a awful long time and has taken a considerable amount of work.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Yes, over writing is as bad as underwriting.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Given the amount of sex in the book, I think a pornstar is all I could draft in.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Never give up.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Yep, you don’t have long to wait for the long awaited sequel to my debut.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Gallows Thief by Bernard Cornwall
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Yep, Phillip Pullman’s The Northern Lights
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I rarely ever cry but I laugh at any good one liner quip.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
David Attenborough , it couldn’t say why, he’s just someone I’ve admired since childhood.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Game Of Thrones
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
My Favourite Colour is black and I love Welsh Cake Cheesecake.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
I’d live, play games, read, but I can’t think of anything that would take writings place.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
‘We will never see his light again.’
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?