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?
Hello I am Amelia Oliver, and I am 32 years old.
Fiona: Where are you from?
Amelia: I am from the Yorkshire coast, in the UK.
Fiona: A little about yourself (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
Amelia: I have a husband and a 4 year old son, called Oliver. I studied art and design at college, I did badly at school. My favourite subject was english, but I was not very good at it. We have two dogs, Princess and Baby, and a cat named Everest. It took me almost nine years to conceive our son, hes very precious to us.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
Amelia: My latest news is that my first novel, Never Ever will be released on the 8th of july!
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Amelia: I began writing at a young age, always writing little stories to entertain my parents and friends. Only at the beginning of 2019 did I take it a little more seriously. Why?, thats simple… a friend of mine called Jules Hunter, encouraged me. Pestered me, and prodded me, so I started writing Never Ever and from then, I was hooked.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Amelia: When I received the very first printed copy of my book. It only arrived a few days ago, I still cant stop looking at it.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Amelia: To be honest, nothing really. I am one of those writers that just write what comes into their heads and don’t stop the flow until it’s finished. I live by the sea so it made sense for me to write about the beautiful ocean.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Amelia: While writing the book, I found the story was taking a certain direction. The female character was never just Everly, she became so much more than she thought she was. And so… Never Ever was born.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
Amelia: I think my style is just to write and not stop until it is finished. I love to add humour and of course, I love the sexy times. I found group sex scenes a challenge, trying to picutre who was were was the easy part, but describing it?, that was hard.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Amelia: Most of the book is absolute fiction, there are some of my own life experiences thrown in there. It is easier to use parts of your own life, to help with authenticity.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
Amelia: All I need to do is go to the beach, which is only a ten minute drive away. Which is very handy. I wrote the whole thing on google docs on my phone. So I had the advantage of being able to write wherever the mood struck me.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Amelia: My amazing cover artist was Sirenic creations group aka Leanne Brown.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Amelia: Believe in yourself. Everly struggles with her self image, shes soft around the edges and believes she is good looking enough, turns out… she was so wrong.
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?
Amelia: I love Rozie Marshall’s work, Melody Calder and Jule Hunter are amongst my favorite Authors right now.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Amelia: Jules Hunter, which technically is two entities, because they are a wife and husband team. They both supported me throughout this process, and I can’t thank them enough.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Amelia: Absolutely. I have caught the writing bug. Expect more from me!
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Amelia: There were a few things that slipped through, but in all honesty my alphas, betas and my editor were absolutely amazing. But I would change the things I missed.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Amelia: Oh so much!, it has been a steep learning curve. I’ve learnt that the author community are very supportive and lovely.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Oh wow, hum, Ashley Graham.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Amelia: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Honestly the online community of authors are so lovely!.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Amelia: Thank you so much. I’m just a normal woman who wanted to share this wonderful girl with you. She lives in my head, and will be back… soon. I love you all xoxo
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Amelia: Day zero, Kresley cole.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Amelia: oh goodness, no. But I’d recommend that you read The Envy Chronicles, by Colleen Gleason.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Amelia: My son, both. He makes me laugh until my belly hurts. And he makes me cry with how sweet and lovely he is.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Amelia: Hmm hard one. Colleen Gleason!. I love her books, her style makes me drool for more.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Amelia: Spending time with my son, that may not seem like a hobby to most, but to me there is nothing more fun than being with my little boy.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Ameila: I love horror movies, sci-fi also. I really enjoy Izombie and Z nation.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Amelia: Fave food has got to be cheesy garlic bread, yum. My fave colour is emerald green, and my fave music is any and all…. excpet country oh and dance music.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Amelia: Clean my house, do laundry actually leave my house, you know… that sort of thing.
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live, how would you spend that time?
Amelia: With my family, on a boat at sea.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Amelia: She lived, she loved, she was crazy.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
I do! https://lisawinstanley86.wixsite.com/ameliaoliverauthor-1