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?

CA: My Name is Carey Azzara and I am in my 60’s

Fiona: Where are you from?

I live in Newton MA, but I am from a place far from away.

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

CA: I have two graduate degrees, I’m retired from my previous occupation and I am now a full time author, I have three wonderful children and I’m happily married. Also  I’m a dog lover

Fiona: Tell us your latest news.

CA: We just launch my fourth book Kaitlin’s Mooring.

Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?

CA: I’ve been writing for decades, but published my first works of fiction about 4 years ago.

Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

CA: Again the answer depends on the kind of writing we’re talking about.

Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?

CA: No one thing. My first book was a collection of stories. How I started is a long story.

Fiona: How did you come up with the title?

CA: I decided on the name of the main character and that along with the idea for book presented an opportunity to double entendre

Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?

CA: In a word No., but I do like good dialogue. Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging? It’s all challenging, writing, revising, editing. But I like it, so it’s not really work.

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

CA: There is a core of the story from life. But everything else is fiction.

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

CA: No which is one of the reasons I like my work.

Fiona: Who designed the covers?

CA:  Judith San Nicolas designed the cover – good job don’t you think?

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

CA: Yes, but I want them to discover it so I am not going to give any hints.

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?

CA: I’m a fan of Mark Twain and reason is his story flow it all makes sense and he teaches us something of true value, like the concept of a good lie.

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

CA: Jane Karker my first publisher

Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?

CA: No it’s a requirement. I write for joy and to share my humble wisdom.

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

CA: Sure, I have rewritten several passages in my head since it was published, but I am not worried and I have no plans to make changes.

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

CA: I always learn from writing. I learn things about life, places I’ve not been, people, and the lessons I’ve learned that seem to flow into the stories when I’m not looking.

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

CA: I am a writer not a filmmaker, I’ll leave those choices to the professionals.

Fiona: Any advice for other writers?

CA: Yes, write the whole book or story before you revise any of it, sure if you get a good idea for part of the manuscript you’ve written write it down and then get back to finishing what you started.

Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?

CA: Enjoy the book and think about what you might learn only after you’ve finished reading it.

Fiona: What book are you reading now?

CA: The Merry Misogynist by Colin Cotterill. It is not the typical thing I read which is why I am reading it.

Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?

CA: No idea, probably something about pirates or Zorro

Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?

CA: Losing someone close makes me cry, even if it is only one of my characters. I laugh at the comic strip every Sunday.

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

CA: There are many and if you asked me last month or even last week I would have said President Obama, but today I think my answer is Senator McCain. They both stood for something and new they were part of something bigger them themselves. I admire them both even though I did always agree with them.

Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?

CA: I garden and take care of my best four legged friend Mato

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

CA: I always liked M.A.S.H.. There was something authentic about the characters. Oh sure they were flat at times, but the stories were about the people, I liked that.

Fiona: Favorite foods, colors,  music?

CA: Scallops seared to perfection and raw oysters, the colour blue and jazz saxophone.

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

CA: Paint

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

CA: Not telling.

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

CA: He was a good man

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

CA: Follow me on myFacebook author page, connect with me on LinkedIn and check my Amazon profile.