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?
Fiona: Where are you from?
Auckland New Zealand
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I’m a mother to four children. I live in New Zealand, I’m half Greek and half New Zealander. I love life and love being able to give a reader something they haven’t read before. I love to challenge myself and am always striving to be better. I’m a summer girl and a hater of winter. I love movies of all genre’s and of course I love to read. My family is everything to me. I’m also a huge The Walking Dead Fan! 🙂
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
My latest news is that I have two new book releases which I have just recently launched.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing a few years ago professional, prior that I started writing stories in my younger years but didn’t pursue my dream of writing, until later in life. Why did I start writing, because I love to tell stories.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I guess when I was first published back in 2016
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
My inspiration came from a need to have what was in my head out onto paper. My story had to be told. Or it felt like my brain would fry.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I had trouble with a title of my first book, and half way after it was published I re titled it. The idea of the title was to relate to the book without it being too specific. So that was how I came up with the title.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
Yes I have a very specific writing style, I’m a descriptive writer. Not many people favour that kind of style, but it is what I do and what I love to do. I find that holding back on the descriptions is impossible for me as it is my style to be very graphic. And for me as a horror writer I employ that style greatly.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Very little, I might add a few little things in the books I write that are real and or based off something that has happened in my life, but overall 90% of what I write is pure fiction.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No, I don’t need to travel for my writing.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I designed my own covers as that is what I actually do for a living, I am a cover designer 🙂
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?
I have so many favorite writers, and far too many to list them all.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Yes a really close friend of mine, Cameron Rowe
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Yes and no.
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?
Just how to scare people more 🙂
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Peter Cosgrove the actor 🙂
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Stay strong, keep writing, and remember find a very good editor. I’m happy to recommend to you the best editor I know.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I am currently reading ‘Shadow Of The Drill by RhaniD’Chae’ it is so far amazing.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Yes the first book I remember reading was a The Famous Five by Edid Blyton
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
A lot of things make me laugh, my kids, movies, t.v. shows, people in general and a lot of the same things make me cry too.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Interesting question. It has made me think and given my passion and love of so many people I’m just going to with the entire cast of The Walking Dead. Why? Because they are all awesome and awe-inspiring. But since you’ve asked for one person dead or alive. I’d like to have met Martin Luther King Jr. Why, because of what he did for the entire world. Promoting equality between all people and things.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Yes, I love to draw and be creative, fishing, swimming and walking are all of my fondest hobbies.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Horror, comedy, action, adventure, mystery, mythical, sci-fi, drama and sometimes documentaries.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Favorite color, purple.
Favorite food, Sticky Ribs and or BBQ Chicken
Favorite music, everything, my music taste is so vast it literally covers everything. I love fast music with undertones of spookiness to it. And I love dance music which again covers a wide range. I’m also into current stuff and my daughter has introduced me to Kpop which I find really awesome.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
If I had a future with no writing it would mean I was already dead lol but as this is a question of imagination I’ll go with it and say I would see myself living on a cruise ship for the rest of my life.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
https://plus.google.com/101411492847090012799 Google Plus