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 Ramie Wolf, and I’m 43 years old.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I was born in South Dakota, was raised and spent my formative years in Nevada, and have lived in Minnesota all my adult life.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
Not much to tell. My family is all gone, as is my husband’s. I’ve been with him for going on 25 years, and married almost 21.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
While I have been dealing with a severe case of writer’s block this past year, I have finally found myself becoming obsessed with a project. One that will combine a serious love of mine with my writing.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve been daydreaming as long as I can remember and writing since I was thirteen. It started as a love of history and historical romances and blossomed from there.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I’ve always seen myself as a writer. To quote a movie, Sister Act 2 (yes, I’m a nerd), “If you go to bed thinking about writing, and wake up the same, then you’re a writer.” So, I guess I’ve always believed I am a writer.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Honestly, the story itself. Short stories don’t work; not enough room to develop. I grew up on novels that were 500+ pages – I can’t write anything extremely short. If my readers truly enjoy my characters, they won’t want the story to end anyway. At least, I hope.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Once I came up with the final title for my debut novel, Nights of Sin, the other two, Wages of Sin and Eternity of Sin, pretty much played out organically.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I never use outlines, and very rarely write in order. Often, I’ll write the last quarter of the book before I ever get to the first. It helps knowing what WILL happen, in trying to figure out what IS happening.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
For the most part, it’s pure, wild imagination. I can say in all honestly, each of the central four characters display facets of myself.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
No. While traveling is nice, I read A LOT, and can envision for myself.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Someone I once considered a very close friend, a sister. Unfortunately we no longer speak, so any future covers will be done by me alone.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
That while dark and sarcastic, and extremely graphic, beneath all that lies the story of a love more powerful than anything determined to destroy it.
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?
I’ve been reading a lot of nonfiction lately, as well as Jean M. Auel. As for favorite author, that would be J.R. Ward and her Black Dagger Brotherhood.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
From the start? An old high school friend, Summer.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
At this point? No, I’m sad to say. But I won’t give it up.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Not in the third book. In the first? So much.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I learned the true depths of despair. It was intensely difficult to write.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
I’m not really the one to be asking for advice. All I can say is, never give in. Eventually all stories meant to be told, will be told.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
I’m very sorry I haven’t written anything new in a while, but that will soon change.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Clan of the Cave Bear
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
I do. I was 4 years old and read the entire Little House on the Prairie series.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
My husband makes me laugh hardest. Animal abuse and testing make me cry and furious
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Abraham Lincoln. Because he somehow managed to keep together a nation determined to stupidly rip itself apart.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
Reading, music, and of writing, of course
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I watch natural disaster and medieval history documentaries.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Chinese food, especially shrimp. Gray and pink. Anything hard rock, especially Shinedown and Godsmack
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
I imagine I’ll figure that out when the time comes
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
With my husband and fur babies.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
Here lies a woman who loved with all her soul
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?