Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.
Hi Fiona, such an honor and absolute pleasure.
Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we?
Hi I am Ivy Logan
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
Metamorphosis, BOOK II in my series The Breach Chronicles is currently in advance reviews and its’ getting some very exciting feedback. Check out https://bit.ly/2FkGJ7f Looking forward to publishing it.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Around 2 years ago.I had a life time of stories in my head. I’ve always loved reading and watching movies. I saw stories in everything and in everyone. I think I was already a story teller before I actually sat down and decided to become one.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I think writing is a process when one often faces immense self doubt. There were times when I thought Metamorphosis would not get written, I almost considered scraping it . But I persisted and voila the feedback from the advance review copies is extremely positive and very exciting.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I look for a title that has a context to the story. Obviously it must grab your attention but the instant connect with the tale I want to tell and also with the reader is a must. I prefer to keep the title limited to a word or two and use a tag line to expand on too.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
Even though I write fiction I like to avoid getting into too much of a descriptive style for each scene because when that happens you tend to loose your link with the story and get lost in the beauty of your own words.
Writing is to me about narrating a story, pulling the reader in and ensuring that the story has elements of surprise that will either create shock, happiness or anger, irritation towards your characters in the mind of the reader. If your style doesn’t create that engagement then it’s a losing battle.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Entirely fantasy but based on an element of truth. Let me explain. Metamorphosis is set against the background of blood diamonds and a country ruled by a militia lead dictator. Broken is based on the relationship of a mother with her children and the instinctive nature of a mother to protect, who she believes is the weaker one. We all say that a mother loves both children equally but mothers are often more protective of the weaker child. Broken explores the idea, without painting the mother as a villain.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
My books are and will always be about human nature. How, we are far from perfect, and I believe, and my books will tell you , you have to be broken for the light to come in. So the MCs in my books are strong women, girls who go through a journey of self exploration to find themselves, their inner strength and their will power. I love to write clean romance with flawed characters.
Fiona: Who is your favorite writer, and what is it about their work that really strikes you?
I admire Cornelia Funke a lot . I think she has a beautiful body of work and an amazing imagination. She inspired me to write Broken. I also like Cassandra Clare and Suzanne Collins. There are many other authors I admire but from a YA and fantasy point of view I like the style of these three women.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Emma Watson would play Amelia from Metamorphosis and Jennifer Lawrence for Talia from Broken, would be perfect.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Persist and believe in yourself. This is a difficult journey.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I read about one YA / thriller a day on my kindle .
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Enid Blyton’s The Mystery of Banshee Towers. Read others too but this was the one that caught my attention and turned me into a Book Ninja/nerd/lover- you name it.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Emotional scenes /Children.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Thrillers/Fantasy/ murder mysteries.Too many to mention. I binge watch until I finish all seasons. Currently eagerly waiting for GOT ( Game Of Thrones ) and Stranger Things.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow me on Instagram for all my book updates, poetry and quoteswordsbyivylogan
I’m pretty active on Twitter too @ivyloganauthor
I do have a website and a blog and FB account as well.
Authors Amazon Page UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ivy-Logan/e/B077BB9W1Q/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1