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 pen name is B C Morgan but most people know me as Bee
Fiona: Where are you from?
I live in a fairly small town over in Cambridgeshire, England
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I’m starting university, doing English literature and creative writing. I’m a qualified mechanic and although my family is small, we are close. I have an amazing partner, who has supported me every step of the way and three year old twins, one girl and one boy.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
My debut book will be released on the 10th of July, Eternal book one in my Ebony Child series.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing when I was about 12 and mainly because I had so many ideas that I wanted to get them out somehow. It always helped me to escape from reality when I felt the need.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’ve always seen myself as a writer, but an author was when my book came back from my editor.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
My kids. I hadn’t written in so long, but as I watched them grow and learn impossible things I thought why couldn’t I write a story about a girl who only faced misery, but always found a way to get through it somehow.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Originally it was supposed to be Eternal Love, but as I wrote it I realised that it wasn’t supposed to be a love story, but Eternal fit it so well, I decided to keep just that one word
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I prefer first person POV, with multiple POVs too. Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish the characters completely, but it just makes it all that more fun to write.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The book is far from realistic and that’s the way I like it to be. Nearly every character is inspired by someone and Imya has me mixed in there too. She won’t let anyone change her, no matter how much they try and that comes from things that I have experienced in the past.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
All my travelling is done in my mind, but I do need music.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I did with help from a fellow author Jess
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Family isn’t just blood, but the people who love and support you and you do the same for them.
Also no matter how much someone tries to tear you down, you should never stop trying to build yourself up and prove your own worth. But the only person you really need to prove that to, is yourself.
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?
Bo Reid, her debut nove blew my mind. I love J.D Robb and Rachel Caine amongst so many other fantastic authors that are out there.
I love the way they draw you in until you feel you are in that moment right alongside the MC. I also love how they make you relate to the characters, no matter what is happening in that moment.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Chanderella Daily, I wouldn’t have gotten this far without her. She’s not just an editor, she’s family.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Yes, but I also see it as something that is vital to my very being, I have to write. Even if they never get read, I know I did something to be proud of, and that means a lot to me.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, but it does make me think back to the story I had tried to write, before Eternal came to life. Although I wouldn’t change Etetnal, I do wish I had stuck with the one before I moved on.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
It doesn’t hurt to break out of your comfort zone, it helps you to learn more and more and to grow as a writer.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
That is a really tough question, maybe Emma Watson if she died her hair black. I’d want a strong female character and the actress would need to live up to that.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Never stop writing, but don’t force yourself to write because you’ll end up resenting it. The one thing you really need to remember though, is to write for yourself, create a book that you love and he rest will come.
Also, even if you never publish your work and you are the only one to see it, remember that you accomplished something huge and you are a writer.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Thank you for giving my book a chance and I hope you enjoy it. Just because I wrote it for myself doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. I hope you can lose yourself in my world and keep an open mind around the way I twisted the mythology sourroundig the Greek Gods.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I’ve just finished a book written by an up and coming author and I am waiting for the next book by bo to come out. But right now I am reading demon magic and a martini.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Thorn birds and then the complete works of Sherlock Holmes.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
My kids can always make me laugh, they brighten up my days. As for crying, books, films and kinda soppy, I even cry at toy story 3.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Arthur Conan Doyle or Elvis, they are both talented and would be amazing to meet either one.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
I wrote my books, poems and song lyrics. I also do diamond art, crochet, adult colouring and singing with my kids. I also loving baking, cakes, fudge and cookies.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Brooklyn nine-nine, Game of Thrones, Grimm. The avenger films, princess bride and all of the toy stories.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Anything coffee flavoured chocolate and ice cream. Steak, bacon, spag Bol the list goes on. My favourite colour is green, no matter the shade and I love all different types of music but I’ve been listening to too foghters, black spring cherry and cage the elephant lately.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Be a mechanic or professional baker.
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
With my family, nothing else would matter.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
She loved greatly, but only few. She loved, she loved and drove everyone mad, but her craziness will always be remembered.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Not at the moment but I do have a Facebook page.
An author page
And a group
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Armen Pogharian said:
Congratulations on your first novel. I like your definitions of writer and author. Twisting gods/myths is a great way to harness the familiar to your vision. Best of luck to you.