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.

Nina Rae

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?

Enjoying myself

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?

www.ninarae-author.com or www.facebook.com/ninaraeauthor

Amazon Authors page UK   https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nina-Rae/e/B015ZMRDGG/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1525105763&sr=1-1

USA  https://www.amazon.com/Nina-Rae/e/B015ZMRDGG/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1525105822&sr=1-1