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, my name is Aprill Savells. I am 35 years old.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I am from Arlington, Texas.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I am a happily married wife and mother of 6 children. I am always busy and I like to keep it that way. I studied history and literature in college.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I just released my very first book and am working on the next in the series. The series will feature stand-a-lones that have intersecting characters.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve been writing stories my whole life. I’ve won some awards for my poems when I was in high school. I started writing again as an adult as a way to find joy again.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I think sometimes I still struggle with that because I wasn’t published beyond my poetry. However, I can say now I am a writer!
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Other authors for one, and for two, wanting to tell a story and share it with the world.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
As a geeky-gamer girl myself I wanted something that immediately said GAMER. So thus Plus 2 to Heartbreak was born.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I like writing text stories. I love the modern age. The hardest part for me is that my characters don’t always agree with where I was going. I write by the seat of my pants and enjoy letting the story flow as it should.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
My book isn’t super realistic but the gaming, flirting and meeting from online are things that I have experienced in real life. Some of my best friends are gamers I met online.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
I have not travelled for my books yet. Maybe one day!
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I’m so blessed with a husband who is a creative genius. So my husband designed my cover.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
The message I want people to grasp is that love can be instant or take time but the most important thing is to listen to you heart.
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?
My favorite writers are L.J. Shen, Ashley Jade and Tasha Lewis. They are all very different types of authors but what I love is that their characters are so real. I feel for them. When they’re anxious, I’m anxious. They’re truly talented ladies and I’m so blessed to have read them.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Tasha Lewis and my best friend Melissa Idnani. I’m sorry I can’t pick just one. Tasha motivated me and Melissa hyped me. I’m so blessed to have both of them supporting me.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
My first love and career is being a mother, but yes I see writing as my secondary career.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I wouldn’t be so hard on myself and not be so afraid to rewrite. This is the longest thing I’ve written and it’s already taught me so much. My next book is already different because I’ve learned so much already. I’m sure I’ll only gain more knowledge as I go.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I learned a lot about myself, what I’m capable of (10k in a day challenges), and what I’m passionate about.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
For my main character, I’d pick someone like Felecia Day. For the two guys, I’d pick Andy Beirsack as Derek and Craig Horner for Adam.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
The same that was given to me: You can’t edit what you don’t write.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Thank you for supporting me and my dream of being an author. I adore you!
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I am currently reading the Love Required series by Cari Quinn. So good!
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
I read from a young age, but the first chapter books I fell in love with were the babysitter club books!
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
I love bad puns and I don’t cry easily but a good book will make me sob!
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
I’d love to meet Anne Boleyn. She changed the face of England’s history.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Besides reading, I crochet, cook, bake, and game. I also love watching Anime and going to different conventions.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
My favorite movie is the Boondock Saints and I enjoy watching funny movies the best.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
My favorite food is sushi or Mexican…let’s not lie, I love all food. My favorite colors are black and pink (if you couldn’t tell by the pink hair). I love all music. I listen to everything from ACDC to Black Veil Brides to Avril Lavigne to BebeRexha to Mozart.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
I’d probably crochet more. Still be a mom though.
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
With my family of course. Baking, coloring and just loving on them.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
She loved with fiery passion and gave it her all.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Check out my author social media: A. A. Savells!