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?

Chicago

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?

NO.

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?

Nope

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.

Why?

They are the greats.

Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?

Writing

Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?

Everything

Fiona: Favorite foods, colors,  music?

Too much to say

Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?

Perish

 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

UK  https://www.amazon.co.uk/ChaShiree-M/e/B074V97DBG?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1563477056&sr=1-1