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?
Terri A Wilson
Fiona: Where are you from?
Right now, I’m in North Carolina.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
In my former life I taught English to middle and high school kids, then moved into teaching teachers and the college level. I’ve been a stay/work at home mom for the las thirteen years. I met my husband on a blind date and we’ve been together since. We’ll celebrate twenty-five years this June. I always wanted to write books, but just didn’t want to do the work involved. Last year I forced myself to sit down and do it instead of dreaming about “some day”.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
On March 22 I will release the first book on a new series, League of Wolf Protectors. Her Damaged Guardian introduced the reader to five wolf shifters with criminal pasts who are working with the US Marshals.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I first thought of writing when I was in the second grade. It only took me close to forty years to make that happen. I found an excuse to never sit down and do the work. Last August I published my first book and I haven’t stopped working since. It was the best decision I made.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I still don’t.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I wanted to see if I could do it. It’s always been something I wanted to do, and I didn’t want to keep putting it off.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Music inspires a lot of my titles. As silly as this may sounds sometimes the characters tell me what they want the title to be.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I think sex scenes are hard. I play around with different heat levels, but I never want it to be pornographic or just sex for sex. As far as my style, my characters are always searching for answers to the big life questions because that’s what I do. I use snark and puns a lot. There’s a lot of dialog because that’s what I enjoy most in any book.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
All my female characters have a little of me in them and all my male characters have a little of my husband in them. I always draw on life experiences to develop my stories. When I came to a situation I didn’t understand, I asked someone and got permission to use their story or allow it to influence to the story.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No, but man I wish.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I’ve used several people. B Creative Design, Alyne Hart Romance, Destiny Productions, and Cover Me Darling, Funk Book Design
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
When you come to the edge of the cliff, jump. You’ll either grow wings or a bridge will form.
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?
I don’t have A favorite. There are too many that I enjoy. A few that I don’t think people know about and should are A.W. Exley, Sherry Rentschler, Terry Maggert, Alyne Hart, and Robbie Cox
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
I have a group of girlfriends that I’ve been friends with since our children were babies. We met on an Internet forum for mothers due in March 2006.
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?
I think one of my writing weaknesses is that I worry too much about the word count instead of letting the story develop. So sometimes I think I rush through a scene and then others I drag it out. So maybe I’d develop a few scenes more.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I learned about the Witness Protection Program.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Christian Cane for the male lead and Emilie de Ravin as the female
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Don’t give up, treat it like a business, surround yourself with writer friends who want you to succeed, and have fun.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Leave a review, please.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Sin & Chocolate, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and 27 Fiction Writing Blunders and How Not To Make Them.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
The first book I remember reading cover to cover by myself was Tales of The Fourth Grade Nothing.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Just about everything. I tend to be a bit emotional
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Queen Elizabeth I. She was a smart and cunning lady.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Yoga and painting
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Right now I’m watching The Good Place, American Gods, Supernatural, and Schitt’s Creek.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
I love any shades of pink. I have varied tastes in music. And my favorite foods are the ones I don’t have to cook.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Paint or teach yoga
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
Having sex with my husband
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
She jumped and flew.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Amazon Authors Page USA https://www.amazon.com/Terri-A.-Wilson/e/B07GDV959K/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1