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?
My author name is D.S. Wrights and I am 38.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I’m from Germany
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I’ve done a truckload of things in my life, worked at a publishing house, was a freelancer, now I’m working in software support and have my own company doing signing events in Germany.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I am currently working on my latest book: Ocean’s Captive.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing the moment I began to write. It always stuck with me. I started publishing in 2015 since a few fanfic fans of mine asked for a book.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I honestly can’t recall.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
As already mentioned, it was an alternative universe fanfic, I rewrote to avoid copyright issues and there I was: a published author.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
The Beast and Me was the title of the fanfic, and I kept it.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I always try to give the reader the experience of being the main character. I like to describe things that you can imagine seeing it in a movie.
I guess the biggest challenge for me is writing in a foreign language.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
How people act and react due to their experiences is what I draw from my life, but nothing I write about has truly happened. How the character senses and feels comes from how I would sense or feel things.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No, I don’t.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Most covers were designed by me.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
You can be your own hero.
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?
Since I don’t have time to write I haven’t discovered new authors, unfortunately.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Right now, no. I don’t have the time to write as much as I should to really make it a career.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, I never think about that, it stops you from progressing.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
No, nothing new. I just was reminded of how much my beta readers inspire me and that I am grateful I have them.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
I would, but I’d need a personal trainer to get that level of fitness. *lol*
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
If something feels wrong, delete it. No matter how much it hurts. And start again.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
I’m not quite sure, but I believe it was the Neverending Story.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Oh, a lot of them. Kurt Cobain for instance, although I fear I might be depressed after that.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Pen & Paper Roleplay.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Tons, actually. I love DC and Marvel movies and TV shows, My all-time favorite is The Punisher.Game of Thrones, I enjoyed Suits for a very long time… basically everything Fantasy/Sci-Fi.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
dark red, dark blue, gold
soundtracks, indie rock, pop, hard rock, classic music
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
That’s not going to happen.
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
I would spend all the money I saved on my friends and family, giving them presents, and invite them to a fancy restaurant to stay with them until it’s over.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
That’s a tricky one. I honestly don’t know. Maybe “no regrets”.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?