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?
Lily Lamb…Let’s just say I am a mature lady 😉
Fiona: Where are you from?
I am from Turkey and I live in Australia
Fiona: A little about yourself (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
In day time I work as a community nurse. I’m happily married to a wonderful man. We have 3 adult children and a furry son, Sir JJ Basil-Pee-a-Lot (A Maltese X)
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I just uploaded a very short horror story, Terror Before Christmas, on Amazon.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I used to review stories and beta read for a few wonderful authors. Writing seemed a natural progression to those activities.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I uploaded my first story in 2014
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Social issues…I wanted an alternative to sad events that I read on the News or heard from others. Wouldn’t it be great if we all had our happily ever after end?
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
It was easy because my protagonist was a socially awkward guy
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I think my style is a little formal. I am very comfortable in my style because that writing style comes easy to me.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I am inspired by news and social events so there is a significant element in the stories that readers can see where I come from…some parts are from personal experiences but mostly pure imagination.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No. I just travel to cafes to write. I love writing in cafes I get to enjoy beautiful coffee as I write.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Different people from paid professional cover artists to friends with incredible talents and lately my husband.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes. Good over evil.
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 are so many wonderful authors, it is really hard to choose one, but J.R Ward and Stephen King will always stand out for me.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Amazon Kindle Publishing.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Yes. It is my dream to be a full-time writer.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Maybe add more horror scenes? 😉
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Yes, I must never assume that I know a lot I must keep on learning and studying.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Cameron Boyce would be great playing Phil Spiers
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
I am a multi-genre author. I tend to write a little dark Fantasy Romance and supernatural horror. Each story touches social issues but the end is always happy, wishing that is how life wold be.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
A fiction about an Amish girl…it is a romance
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
It was Rapunzel.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I get easily tearful and giggly. Animal and child cruelty is unbearably distressing to me. I laugh at kids and animal’s silly acts
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
I wish I had the pleasure to meet with Abraham Maslow. He was a very forward thinking man. I think his heart was bigger than Australia. I love his work/books. I also would love to meet with Dalai Lama.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
I adore sewing, creating the type of clothes that I cannot find or can afford. I have a very quirky sense of dressing and sewing made my dreams come true.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Modern Family. The Good Doctor. The Sixth Sense. Annabelle. The Nun.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
I’ll eat anything vegetarian. I do love sprinkling chilli over anything savoury. I love all the primary colours (but lime green is my weakness..I’ll pick anything in lime green). I adore Vivaldi and Bach.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
I’d keep on sewing and looking for other meaningful activities.
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
I’d cuddle my husband and invite my kids. I’d be in my back garden watching my olive tree and the birds.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
“She did her best to live meaningfully and be kind.”…something like this
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?