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?

Blessed be!  My name is Christina Korbal and a real lady never states her real age.lol

Fiona: Where are you from?

Detroit, Michigan

Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

High school graduate, went to ATI for a year.

Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

I just published my first book “Shadowed Souls” it comes out May 5th.  I have written 2 anthologies.  1 comes out in November and 1 comes out next April.  I have 4 WIP’s at the moment.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

I began writing when I was 16 years old as a way to escape my life.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

Not until I published my first book and received them in the mail.

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

I almost died in November of pneumonia.  I was on life support in the ICU for a week and in the hospital for 3 weeks.  I started writing this poetry book fifteen years ago and never did anything with it.  After I almost died I wanted to have my voice heard and to have something of me to leave behind.

 Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

My boyfriend that died it was his yahoo pen name.

Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?

I just write from the heart.  So far every book I am writing is in a different genre.

Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

My poetry book is all true and about my life.

Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?

No.

Fiona: Who designed the covers?

An ex friend gave it to me.

Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Don’t stay in a abusive relationship.

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 met a lot of interesting new author’s.

Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.

My husband Bruce.

Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?

Yes.

Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

No.

Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?

Yes it has made me a better writer because most of the book was written fifteen years ago and then I recently added to it before I published it.

Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?

That is a hard question.

Fiona: Any advice for other writers?

Don’t give up.  Follow your dreams.

Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?

Thank you for reading my books and following me and showing me such love and support.

 Fiona: What book are you reading now?

An oldie but goodie “Palomino” by: Danielle Steel

 Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?

Yes I just bought it in fact.  “A light in the attic” It’s a child’s poetry book and was given to me as a child by my uncle and it made me fall in love with poetry.

 Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?

My dogs, a good song, a good movie.

 Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?

Jim Morrison because he was a great poet and singer.

 Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?

Yes I make and sell jewellery.

 Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

Sex and the city, Gilmore girls, Friends.

 Fiona: Favorite foods, colors,  music?

A lot of food is my favorite, black and blue music I love metal and rock.

Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?

Continue to make jewellery and crafts.

Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?

I went through that kind of back in November they asked my husband if he wanted them to take me off of life support.  It scared the shit out of both of us.  I would spend it with him.

Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?

Loving wife, daughter, mother, grandmother, author and friend.

Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?

I have a author page and a group.  https://www.facebook.com/author-chrissy-korbal-2045017699066076 and my group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/393746147727583

Buying link  https://www.amazon.com/Shadowed-Souls-Christina-Korbal/dp/1987760182/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1525081365&sr=1-1&keywords=Christina+Korbal&dpID=41sPfVf-I4L&preST=_SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_&dpSrc=srch