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?
Nicole Banks, 31
Fiona: Where are you from?
The greatest city in the world. NYC
Fiona: A little about yourself (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
New York born and raised. Love music and long walks on the beach lol. Cake makes me happy and I love books. I graduated John Jay College in 2005 with a B.A. in forensic Psychology. I don’t do anything I went to school for. I am a Yoga instructor.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I have an anthology coming in Feb called Black Hearts. It’s an AZ anthology.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing. It was just something I liked doing.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
My first book started out as a college assignment. When 50 shades came out and I saw that it was based on fanfic, I thought I’d give it a go.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Tesoro? I had it in mind from the time the plot popped in my head. Tesoro is Italian for treasure.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I write how I talk and anyone that knows me personally could probably pick out my writing from a crowded room. lol.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
All of my writing has a little bit of truth in it. Most of Tesoro is fiction.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
I write mainly about where I live, so no actual traveling happens.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
SK Designs did Tesoro
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
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?
There’s a few I’ve come across this year, Dee Gracia, Hazel Grace and new to me Ashley Jade (she’s been out for a while but I just discovered her). They’re all different in their own way, but they’re all raw in their writing and I love it.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Does my boyfriend and friends count? lol. I mean they’re family all the same.
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. This last book was enjoyment from start to finish.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
How deep my imagination can go.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
These questions are always tough! I don’t watch much TV so I never know who I would pick. I think I would want all new actors.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
I am not sorry for my cliffhangers. lol I love them =)
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Consumed by Jr Ward.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
I remember reading cat and the hat books, but I think the Goosebumps and the Babysitters club were my first novel type books.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I’m a goof. It doesn’t take me much to laugh.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Aaliyah. Loved her style and her music. I would have loved to just sit down with her and pick her brain.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Reading and yoga.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Not big on TV but I do watch 9-1-1 and will and grace
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Foods: tacos, pizza, pasta, gummy bears. Colors: blue and black and sometimes red
Music: I can listen to everything. My library is extensive
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?
Eating and partying with my people
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
I have a facebook reader group: https://m.facebook.com/groups/175649469763957
Link to my Amazon author page: https://amzn.to/2OuiQ4w