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?
I am Patricia Moore and I am 63 years old. I grew up in Chicago, Illinois.
A liitle about yourself.
I have a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Illinois. I am married to my husband Allen. We have 4 grown children and 2 grandsons, Duke and Antonio. Duke is 3 years old and Antonio is 9. Our cats, Midnight and Brooklyn rule our home.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
My newest picture book is LaToya’s Downtown Day. The manuscript was a winner in the Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. I was thrilled to win.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I have been writing for over 20 years! I attended a meeting with a children’s book writer. After hearing his talk, I felt confident I could be a writer.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
In a college class, the assignment was to write a picture book. The inspiration came out of the necessity to pass the class.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find challenging?
I tend to write in first person since that comes more naturally to me. The marketing of the finished book is challenging.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
My picture books have a portion that is based on my life experiences. But my picture book, The Angel With One Wing, takes place mostly in heaven. that required my imagination to write!
Fiona: Who designed the cover?
Doriano Strologo, an artist who lives in Numana, Italy.
Fiona: Is there a message in your picture books that you want readers to grasp?
That life often has beauty and meaning.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Having a family makes writing a little challenging at times!
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, I am satisfied with how LaToya’s Downtown Day came out.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
I would like Diana Ross, to play La Toya’s mom. But I don’t think she’s available!
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I started reading Tell Your Children.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Sometimes my grandson Duke gets me laughing. He’s quite the comic!
I watched a Dog’s Way Home. Tears were flowing!
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would like to meet? Why?
Pope Francis, he seems to be a very interesting individual.
Fiona: What T.V. shows do you enjoy watching?
I enjoy Shark Tank, The Voice, and sometimes Book T.V.
Fiona: Favorite foods and music?
I like Italian food and Mexican food. I like listening to Seal and Ringo Star’s song, It Don’t Come Easy.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Hopefully I would still be able to go to church. I might watch more movies at home.
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live, how would you spend that time?
Probably praying and saying good bye to my family and friends.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events, and special offers?
My website is https://patriciaamoore.wixsite.com/home
Thank you Fiona for the interview!
LaToya’s Downtown Day, https://www.amazon.com/dp/1731022921
The Angel With One Wing, https://www.amazon.com/Angel-One-Wing-patricia-Moore/dp/1505716454