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 am Sibteali, age 15.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I am from Pakistan.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I was born in Karachi, but later my family moved to Islamabad. I am currently having my second year in Olevels. My father is the veteran of Kargil war and is currently having his last year in Pakistan Air Force.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
My latest news is that I have started working on my second book “The perfect Leader” which will be out there soon.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing when I was 11. At that time I used to write about the dreams which I saw last night so I may not forget them.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I saw my first book live on Amazon Kindle.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
The Sherlock Holmes Series as (my book is based on the grandchildren of Sherlock Holmes) I completed it I started wondering what could have happened after the retirement of Sherlock. When I read all of the fanfiction but I came to no answer than I started writing my own’s. Because when there is no solution create your own.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
My Books tittle “The next generation of Bakers Street” I came up with it while I was watching the Sherlock Holmes BBC’s series and in the last scene Mary said “My bakers street heroes”. From there I selected the tittle.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
Well, writing murder scene is a bit difficult otherwise it is relatively easy to write mystery/thriller.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
My book is tottaly fictious except that i have borrowed some elements from the everyday life like the legend of bloody Mary, the suicide challenge Blue Whale and the Haunted House of bahamas.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No not much but yeah i have to swim though the internet.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I started my journey on wattpad so there was a user there BookandCoffeex who created the cover.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yeah I want to tell that sometimes you have to surrender gainst the evil to bring him on knees. Not every time the wars and battles are won with fighting sometimes you have to lose if you want to win.
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?
Yeah Momina Hammas my countrymate she is not yet published but her book “Shinning Darkly” its available to read on wattpad. It’s a must read everyone should try it. The way she describes the things is really hurt touching and her poetry is above the mark. My favorite author is Paulho Caulho, his work is really life changing and he has a very captivating style of story telling.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Hamza Waqas, my friend or rather I say my brother he always supported me in my journey whenever I falled on the ground he picked me up and supported me in becoming a published author.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
No I just write for fun and secondly I don’t want my imagination to die in my mind so I am not seeing it as a career. Atleast, not for now.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Yeah I learnt many new things which I didn’t knew before like Sherlock Holmes siblings other than Mycroft, the legend of Bloody Mary, crow as the omen of death and many other things.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
I would like Nikita Laletein to play the lead role ,a newbie from Russia
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Yeah, I want you to advice that donot write daily make a schedule of writing once or twice a week. Because if you write daily, writng makes you exhausted and you feel tired of your on work.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I am currently reading Captive by Graham Wilson.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Yeah, the first book i read aside from my school ones was the Robinson Crusoe written by Daniel Defoe, it’s a extraordinary work of a great creative mind.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Whenever I ponder over the situation of our people, my country, my society I cry if not through my tears with my heart that the rich are continously exploiting the poor. The rich are becoming richer and the poor are becoming poorer. Someone needs to fix it now. because if not now then we will keep on the track of a declining society. I genrally laugh seein young kids playing because it reminds me of my childhood (hey, 15 is not a kid anymore).
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Yeah, I would like to meet Ricky McCormick and would like to know what did the notes which were found from his pocket meant.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Yeah, they say the empty brain is the house of devil, so whenever I find some free time, I usually pick up the pen and start writing (actually I use the keyboard)
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I mostly like those TV shows which have a strong plot or have some lesson for our society.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
I love to eat Biryani, Hyderabadi Biryani is my favorite (you should also give it a try). My fovrite color is yellow, it promotes clear thinking and quick decision making in our personality. I love instrumental music because it is soothing, relaxing, mediating.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
I want this phrase to be written on my headstone “Sorry if I hurt you”.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Yes those who want to visit my website:
My facebook page:
My twitter page:
And the amazon’s one: