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 name is Amanda, but I go by Mandy Kim. I’m 26 years old.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I’m originally from a small town in Kansas (Mulvane &Dodge City. I’m now living in Colorado with my parents and daughter.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I’m a single mother to an almost 5 year old. I’ve been reading since I can remember. I did graduate high school in 2012.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
The latest news I would have is I’m working on Book 3 for The Undercover Series.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing fanfiction in 2010 and I never stopped. I seen how many people were loving a certain fanfiction so I turned that into Undercover Love. I began writing to help me escape all the stress and drama my life was bringing.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I considered myself a writer the first time I got the edits back from the publisher.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I was inspired by two other authors I was following. Virginia and Kyle helped me realize that I could make my dreams come true.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Once I started writing and realized my main character was an FBI Agent so what better title than Undercover Love.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I write in first person all the time. I do find writing in first person is difficult as it seems everyone is writing in third person.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
A lot of my stories are based on me or someone close.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
I don’t travel I stay at home and research my butt off. I wish I could afford to travel, but with a kiddo sometimes it’s hard.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
The covers for Undercover Love and Undercover Life were my publisher Crazy Ink. The cover for Magic, Medics, &Medicine: Magic in the ER was designed by LeleneDesignes.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I want them to realize that sometimes love has a second chance at finding you.
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?
A new author? I have way too many new authors to me at least that have grasped my interest. My favourite author would have to be Stephanie Meyers. I loved how she seemed to turn the book into a whole other world for readers.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Virginia Johnson who helped me get started when I came to her for help!
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Yes I do see writing as a career and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Nope. Just got to let it happen as it comes.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I’m learning that my characters don’t want the series coming to an end.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
For my female I would love to have Nina Dobrev(Elena from TVD) and for the male Jensen Ackles(Dean from Supernatural).
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Never give up! Keep pushing!
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Don’t lose hope and keep doing what you can to make it through.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I’m currently reading a book by Jason Kidman.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
I do and is it sad to say Cat in the Hat. First chapter book would be the Magic Tree house books.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Tv shows and movies that are based off books.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
I would love to meet Jensen Ackles because he’s been a big hell with everything he posts.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
I don’t have hobbies other than reading and writing fanfiction.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I love The Vampire Diaries, FBI, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Shadow Hunters, Pretty Little Liars, Criminal Minds, NCIS, CSI: Miami, House, Grey’s Anatomy, Nash, The Orginals, and Riverdale. Now for movies I love the Hunger Games movies, Divergent movies Harry Potter movies, any fast and furious movies with Paul Walker the Avenger Movies.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
I like any type of food but fish. My favoritecolors are purple and black. I listen to anything but country is my go to for music.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
I would probably would be a teacher since that was a dream of mine when I was little.
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
I would spend that time with my daughter.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Awesome Author and Amazing Mother.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
I’m getting my website up and running so not at the moment.
Magic, Medics, Medicine Magic in the Er Anthology:
Authors Amazon page https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mandy-Kim/e/B06XD7PPP3/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1