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?
I’m L.R. Black and I’m 35 but I act like a teen most days.
Fiona: Where are you from?
Greenville South Carolina
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I’m married to my very own lumberjack and we have two kids…a wonderful and stubborn teenager and a tween that is going to send me to the nut house one day. We own and operate a beef farm and all of our animals have become pets in one way or another. I have four furbabies…all Blue Heelers who have the run of everything and think they make the rules. I’m the middle child in my family and have a slew of nieces and nephews that are my world. I’m a SAHM and home school both of my kids in between writing and running our farm.
Now for the fun part….I’m dirty minded, always laughing and a bit on the shy side. I love to read, and my kids and husband will tell you that some days I would rather read than eat or sleep. Halloween is my favorite holiday and fall is my favorite season. I’m a Pinterest addict and love kid’s movies and fairy tale stories. Daddy Kink is one of my favorite genres and I am a paranormal and sci-fi junky. I’m obsessed with Bubble Witch and my sweet treat is ice cream and Twizzlers. I’m a country girl, raised on a farm and not afraid to get dirty, but on the other hand I love stuffed animals and cute dresses and shoes. I am pretty much an open book and love talking books with friends and readers.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
Next year I’ll be publishing a short story in an anthology with a group of amazing authors.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve written stories and poetry since I was a teen, I was encouraged by some very special friends in 2016 to finally publish my stories.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
That’s something I get asked a lot, and no matter how many books I write and publish it still hasn’t sunk in that I am a writer.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
My first book was a taboo office romance that I wrote because the characters would not stop banging around in my head until I put them to paper. It’s unpublished right now and is undergoing a new edit before it will finally be published in 2019.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I titled it after the Hero in the book because he was such an overwhelming pain in my ass alpha.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
My writing style is Heroines that are a bit innocent but are sassy and stubborn and are always in need of a spanking from the hero. I love possessive heroes and age gaps with the men being older and the women younger but of consenting age. All my books are Daddy Kink and spanking books. Each book I write has its own set of challenges, characters are finicky like that.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
My books are all fantasy and how I think a hero should be. There are some details in my books that are inspired by people I know.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No, my books are all written from local destinations.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I have always designed my covers, there are a couple of my books that haven’t been released yet that have been done by a cover artist.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes, never stop dreaming, don’t be ashamed of who you are and the types of books you love to read.
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?
That’s a tough one because I am always meeting new authors and finding new stories to love. She will probably be on my case for fangirling over her, but my close friend Brianna Hale is my favorite author. She was writing Dd/lg books before the genre became super popular.She has a way of telling a story that is poetic and sexy at the same time. She can write under any genre and make it a five-star read. I tell her all the time that I want to be like her when I grow up. lol
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Shannon, my best friend and unofficial PA. She always knows when to light a fire under my butt to get me moving.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I honestly don’t know at this point, I enjoy writing my stories and I do it more for my readers than to make a career out of it. My readers always come first.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I would have started writing it earlier than I have so I could be finished with it by now.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Yes. Don’t procrastinate, my readers will tell you I don’t do release dates because I am the worlds worst at keeping to a timeline.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
I have never thought about this, I think it would just depend on which of my books is made into a film, of course it would have to a be a stern, possessive daddy type of actor.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Yes. Never stop writing. You are going to have days where you are on top of the world and the next day you will want to throw your computer through the window and trash your writing. This author gig is hard and an emotional struggle, but if you really love telling your stories then never stop.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
I love you all, each and every one of my readers have brought me to where I am today. Thank you for putting up with all my crazy life distractions and sticking with me from book to book. Everything I do is for ya’ll.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I’m on a bit of a Rachel Van Dyken binge right now.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
The first book I ever read was Anne of Green Gables
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Sad movies make me cry and romcom romance books make me laugh.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Jane Austen. Her books are what started my love addiction to novels.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Boy do I ever. I love to do crafts and read of course, painting and coloring are top of my list.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I love anything about Greek and Norse mythology.
As far as tv goes,The 100 is my addiction, Bellark for the win!
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Italian food is my weakness, pink and purple and glitter are my favoritecolors…yes glitter should be considered a color. Lol
I will listen to any kind of music that catches my attention.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
I would go back to reading and reviewing for authors.
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
Having a big dinner with my family.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Not my circus, Not my monkeys.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
I have a website that I try to keep updated. www.lrblackauthor.wixsite.com/home