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?
Myron Edwards 66
Fiona: Where are you from?
Originally Essex moved to London back to Essex and now in Cyprus
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
Secondary Education – became a travel agent at 16 stayed in that business for about 30 years in various guises tour operating, conferences, run two African Airlines, diversified and became a copy writer for JWT, as well as a free-lance writer for the BBC, with contributions for The Two Ronnie’s – A Kick Up the 80’s – Not the Nine O clock News as well as Radio shows like Hudd Lines and Week Ending, Married twice first time with one child second with two kids all grown up. Still working in the finance industry.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I have two books published and waiting on the third to complete the trilogy.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Seriously in the 80’s when I was a comedy writer
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I got published
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
An epiphany moment, when I saw something I could not explain.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
Because of the location and the essence of the story
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
No I write in pictures as I did in my advertising days, if I can see the scene in my mind the words follow.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Totally realistic world events are centred on the first book, as well as personal experience.s
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
I did a limited amount of travelling as most of the events are based locally
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
My publisher Rock Hill Publishing USA
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Yes – if you believe in something enough it might just happen.
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 like the classics Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Stoker, Stephen King is Good and George MacDonald Fraser of the Flashman novels and Marcus Zusak who wrote The Book Thief.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
Lili Panagi she is my agent
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
If you are lucky enough.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No because my latest book will be the end of the trilogy and as such concludes the story so that there will be no more episodes. It is also a complete change for me as I usually write from a man’s perspective but for this one I have to write from a woman’s view so I am concerned that I may not have all the qualities of the female perspective correct. Only time will tell.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Yes, writing for a women is a different approach to that of a male, you need to show more emotion.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
It’s difficult to say at one time the book was almost signed up to be a movie we had Gillian Anderson as one of the female leads, the male role was not cast but I have had some thoughts and think Clive Owen would make a good lead as Richard.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Write – it is 99% sweat 1% inspiration.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
Read the books I love to read the comments and reviews, there is no greater feeling in writing when aa complete stranger writes or tells you, they loved your book, or your book is fantastic.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I am not too busy with other things.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Yes I won it as a first prize in school when I was seven. ‘A litte magic for the Brown’s.’
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Good writing and emotional scenes as well as my kids.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Davy Crocket for my 50th birthday I went to the Alamo my dream since childhood.
He was my boyhood hero and I had one of those ‘Coon Skin’ hats, but I would like to meet him because his courage in standing against overwhelming odds is one of the most heroic acts of history.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
I sometimes play pool, but no I am not into crafts or building things and I am useless at DIY.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I suppose the usual ones Game of Thrones, The hand maid’s tale, Spartacus, Orange is the new Black (currently) most action movies, and comedies as well as a good suspense or court room drama.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Greek, Chinese, Indian, Fish and Chips, Steak and burgers, Blue and White (colour of my favourite football team) Music, I was a drummer in a band so a lot of 70’s music, Queen, Beatles, Stones, Fleet Wood Mac, and solo artists like Harry Chapin, Neil Diamond, Rod Stewart, Elton John.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
That is difficult, probably sun bathe and drink beer.
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
If I was fit enough in bed.
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Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
“What about that, I didn’t make it. Exciting though wasn’t it!
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
Books can also be ordered through my publisher www.rochillpublishing.com
Amazon Authors Page USA https://www.amazon.com/Myron-Edwards/e/B077RLTY7T/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1