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?
My name’s Jennifer Macaire, and I always lie about my age!
Fiona: Where are you from?
I was born in NY, and lived in the Pacific and the Caribbean, then moved to Europe when I left school. My dad was in the marines, both parents were teachers, we moved around a lot! I always wanted to visit Europe, so when I left school and started to work as a model, I asked to be sent there to work.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I just had my book, ‘The Road to Alexander’, come out in audible – I love it!
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Ever since I could talk, I told stories. Writing just came natually.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I published my first article – I worked as a journalist for a while, writing freelance articles.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I was in Argentina with my husband – and we were in the pampa – hours away from any towns. I wrote a book to keep myself occupied. My first book never got published, but it gave me the confidence to start another book, and this time, it was accepted!
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I’m dyslexic, so spelling is a challenge. I tend to write long, then cut after. I love writing short stories too!
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
‘The Road to Alexander’ is based on the life of Alexander the Great – but I added a lot of my husband’s character to him – it helped me fall in love with the character! I added some polo in it, since my husband is a polo player!
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
The publisher (Accent Press) did the covers.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Just read it and enjoy!
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 read a lot – at least three boooks a week – and I’m always finding new and favorite authors! My old favorites are Alice Hoffman, Ray Bradbury, Neil Gaiman, and Diana Norman.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
My best friend, Debbie – who’s also a writer!
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
No, I can’t make enough money with my writing, but I love it. It’s more of a passion than a job.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Always finish what you start!
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Stargazy Pie: Greenwing & Dart Book One
by Victoria Goddard
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Yes, Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Loads of things, I can’t hide my feelings at all!
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Neil Gaiman – I admire his writing so much!
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Drawing and painting, and golf!
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
The Handmaid’s Tale has me hooked right now
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Chocolate – green – Muse!
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
I’d read! I love to read!
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
At the beach or at a lake, if I could, with my family, if possible.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
She was kind, and loved to help people
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
The Road to Alexander: USA https://www.amazon.com/Road-Alexander-Fantastic-time-travel-ancient-ebook/dp/B01N9OCMEO
Thank you so much for your time, and for your interest in my books!