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?
Southwestern Idaho. Now we live in the St Louis area.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I’m an Idaho girl who grew up making up stories about what her life could look like. Now, I get paid for talking about the imaginary friends. And I love it.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
A Deadly Brew is releasing September 4th, Santa Puppy, November 6, and Slay in Character, November 27th. A new full length TT will release in 2019
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Started writing as a kid, but really focused on studying writing after college. When I was diagnosed with cancer, I decided writing was the one thing I wanted to do before I left this world.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
During my cancer treatment, I sold three essays. When I had my first paycheck in hand, I felt like an author.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I didn’t have anything to read.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Either they come to me or I don’t have any clue. Slay in Character came from my editor. Rockets’ Dead Glare came to me immediately.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
No, not a writing style, that I know. But I think our genre – cozy- is being saturated. Standing out is harder and harder.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No. But I used my travels in my stories.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
My cozy covers are done by the publisher. I have input in the covers, but they have final decision.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Mostly just to know that there are good people in the world.
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?
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Laura Bradford. We started meeting and talking about writing. She got me to finish a book.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. It’s the story that needed to be told at the time.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I’m always learning something new, either about the writing or my process. Mostly it’s learning about life and those around us that share the world we live in. A world that’s getting smaller and smaller as I learn more.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
I’ve always wanted Sandra Bullock to play one of my characters. She’d make a great Jill.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Finish your book. Write another one. Finish that one, write another. Figure out your story.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Read, review, support your favorite authors. If the book business is to survive, we need everyone in the pool.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Book on the Hook.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Winkle in Time. Loved the story. It gave me hope.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
I’d love to meet Jackie Kennedy. To live through those times while still staying a good mother.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Cooking, baking, crafts, quilting, crochet.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
NCIS, The Magicians. The Librarians.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Blue. I love all foods except beans. Music, 90’s country.Soft rock.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Travel. Write journals. Tell stories.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Not sure. I try not to think about it.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Amazon author page – https://www.amazon.com/Lynn-Cahoon/e/B0082PWOAO/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
Armen Pogharian said:
Self-publishing is great at giving more people a chance to be read, but I agree it’s made every genre more crowded. Marketing is truly the bane of authors these days. Best of luck to you.
It’s great to see that despite your situation you went after something you really wanted to do. Some folks when they find out they have cancer could easily bundle up and mope about. I like your attitude 🙂