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 ChaShiree M. and I am 36
Fiona: Where are you from?
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I have a masters degree in Psychology. I am an avid reader and now I am a writer
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I will be signing in Authors in Steel City in September
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I wanted to write things I wanted to read
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I was 14 and was published in my first Anthology for poetry
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I met an author I loved who told me to go for it
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I let the book talk to me
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I try to write what the characters what to say. I am an honest writer. I write from the heart, no matter who may or may not like it
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Almost always there is some element of real life in my books. Either my experiences of those of the people I love around me
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Various people. Tracie Douglas of Dark Water Premades and designs, KL Fast, Pop Kitty and Nicole
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Happinees means something different to everyone. Find yours. Be true to yourself no matter what other people think.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Yes. Pixie Chica. She writes lesbian romance, but in a real way.
Who is your favourite writer, and what is it about their work that really strikes you?
I have a few. Kwebster because she writes the stuff nobody wants to admit they like. Jessa Kane because naughty is her forte
Alexa Riley for all the cute sweet sexy stuff
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
My ex and my ex-best friend
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Absolutely not. If I had to do this to live, I would not love it so much
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Yes. I learned just how deep I could dig.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Depends on which book
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Be true to you. Sure we write for the readers. But if it is not authentic and from the heart, the readers will know and they will tell you
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Thank you so much for supporting me, no matter what I write. I love hearing from you and interacting with you everyday. Love you all.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Not reading. Too busy writing.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Something funny or stressful
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet?
Stephen King and VC Andrews.
They are the greats.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Too much to say
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
With the ones I love saying goodbye
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
She lived the way she loved. Hard.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Nope. I have a fb page; https://www.facebook.com/ChasShiree/?ref=bookmarks
And a reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChasShireeslifers/?ref=bookmarks
Amazon Authors page USA https://www.amazon.com/ChaShiree-M./e/B074V97DBG/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1