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.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I live in Norfolk
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I grew up in London. Went to a comprehensive school. I was the eldest of 3, a brother and sister. I started work in London as a Girl Friday and progressed over the years to a PA for an Emergency Consultant in A&E. I have a son who lives in London and a lovely granddaughter.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
Book 4 is almost ready to go to print.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I have written short stories for many years, but never did anything with them. My start into writing was when I started writing a short story for a magazine competition, which the maximum words were to be 2k. On the first edit I’d written 10k words.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When my first book got published
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
A past life experience
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
The fictitious town was based on the town being built on 4 fields with a natural spring in the middle.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
Keeping up the fantasy and expanding on what is the fantasy
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Quite a bit of the story is based, although glorified, on my experiences in life
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No, as everything is in a fictitious area
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I found the pictures and chose the colour and a designer put it together
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
There are morals to all stories that I’ve written and I hope that people can understand them
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 got a few favourite authors, CJ Archer, Ben Galley and Sarah J Maas to name but a few.
CJ Archer I like the historical side of her novels.
Ben Galley I love the way his fantasy come together and he really stretches your imagination. The same is with Sarah J Maas, as I am a fan of elementals these books really are amazing reading
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Elizabeth Sutherland who is also an author herself. She encouraged me to continue with my writing and gave me a lot of advice.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I would love to have a career in writing, but there are so many good self published authors out there, getting noticed is very rare.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No I don’t think so.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Yes, I realised how my writing had gone from strength to strength
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Now that is a tough one. I think my first choice would be Emma Watson
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Keep going, you never know where it will lead you.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Please leave reviews, they mean so much.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I’m waiting for the new CJ Archer book to be released The Wisdom of Madness
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Penguin book of poetry
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I can find laughter in most things. What makes me cry is injustice
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Would love to meet CJ Archer and talk to her about her books.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Reading and writing
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Most sci-fi, Watching Teen Wolf, Once, Taken
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
I love Italian and Chinese. Red. Most music
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Love is the only way
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Amazon Authors page UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nina-Rae/e/B015ZMRDGG/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1525105763&sr=1-1