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?
Hi Fiona, thanks for having me. My name is Jacquelyne Alberta and as my grandmother always said, I’m old enough to know better and wise enough not to tell.
Fiona: Where are you from?
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
My box-set of three novels, “Kink” is available for free from Instafreebie.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing a few years ago. I’d always dreamed of spending time writing about my adventures and one day I decided the time was now.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I have three published books. Currently, they’re available as a box set. My second book, “I Have My Husband’s Permission” became an Amazon bestseller in three different categories. When I saw that little “bestseller” emblem it made it real.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I had stories to tell, Fiona. Stories that I thought no one would believe. Since I’ve published my stories I’ve had many readers email me and tell me they have experienced similar um, adventures.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
“Undressing Elizabeth” was suggested by the man who actually did the undressing. “I Have My Husband’s Permission” screamed at me as I was writing it. “While We Slept” began as a poem. And, the box-set title, “Kink” just seemed appropriate.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
Making up character names to protect the actual participants is challenging. I have to catch myself sometimes from calling them by their real names.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
It all happened, Fiona. The book is published as fiction but all of the events did indeed happen.
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?
The author of “My Temporary Life”, Martin Crosbie has been very helpful to me. His team at BookDoggy have helped my book reach a much wider audience. He’s a gentleman and I know he helps many, many authors through BookDoggy.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
There are ways to reach readers. I don’t want to sound like an ad for BookDoggy but I encourage you to seek out those types of niche promotion sites to find new readers. It’s certainly worked for me.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Thank you. I don’t know if I’ll ever write another book but I appreciate that you have asked me to do so.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
“All The Light We Cannot See”. I don’t want it to end.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
“The Hotel New Hampshire” by John Irving. I fell in love with John Irving. The love affair continues today.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I can be extremely ticklish sometimes. That makes me laugh. Thinking of wasted time makes me sad. I’m not sure if it makes me cry, but it does make me sad.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
“She Stood Up And Told The Truth”. Or, “I Told You I Was Sick”.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Please make sure you pick up my free box set from Instafreebie: https://instafreebie.com/free/B7WSx
Thanks for having me Fiona, this was fun!