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?
Kelsey Elise Sparrow is my name and I’ve just reached a pivotal age. I’m forty.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I’m originally from up north. Being a southerner now makes my heart happy.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I am a self-published author, mother, sister to too many to count, an a love of all things beautiful. I love art and movies. I’m also a fanatic of Chris Hemsworth and Benjamin Cumberbatch.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
My third book was recently published. I’m excited about an upcoming novella that will take place in Harper Sloan’s kindle world.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing several years ago because I had stories inside of my that needed to be told.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’ve been a writer for years. It’s within the last year that I finally decided to publish my work for myself.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I saw a scene in a dream and knew that I had to put those characters on a page for others to know.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
My recent title came from the creator of the cover. J.M. Walker is amazing!
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I tend to write with my heart while incorporating whatever sarcastic remark or comedic joke comes
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Most of the story is fictional. There are some scenes that were based on situations I personally dealt with or observed.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No, it’s not something that I have to do, but I’ve picked up things during my travels that I utilize in my stories.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
My first book cover was designed by me. The following two were put together by Just Write.Creations. My next one will be done by Under Cover Design
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Being true to yourself and follow your heart.
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’ve been reading a story from Tara Wylde.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
One of my closest co-workers.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I do see this as a career. I would love to get to the point where my writing supports me.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, I’m actually simply thrilled with the outcome of Max and Deck’s story. I had so much fun writing their story.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I’ve learned that I am one that needs to allow my characters to lead me when I’m writing. I refuse to force the story.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
I would love to have Jason Mamoa and Jennifer Lawrence would be my choice of leads.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Be your own person. Know that you won’t be able to please everyone, no matter what you do.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Know that I have so many stories running through my head, the best is yet to come.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Wedding Crashers by Tara Wylde
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
No, I actually don’t. I remember one of my first favorites was Rose Petal Place – Love Helps You Grow.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Movies that touch my heart and watching grown men cry in movies. Anything with sarcastic or subtle humor.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
I would love to meet Oprah Winfrey or Maya Angelou. Both are and were great influencers.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
I am heavily into crafts, watching movies, and going to events that promote the arts.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Gilmore Girls, Grey’s Anatomy, Once Upon A Time
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Lasagna also baked fish. Purple and soft blue. Dubsteb, R&B, christian, classical, and jazz.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Imagination takes flight
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Reader/Fan group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/kelseyssparrows/