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, I’m Jaden Sinclair… and a lady never tells her age.
Fiona: Where are you from?
I live in a small town in Kansas.
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
Let’s see, like I said before I’m in a small town in Kansas. Been married now for 24 years. Have two boys, one is 18 and other 22. By, time flew by with those two for sure.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
Hum, well I’m taking one of my series and putting it audio, so that is big for me.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I’m been writing now for over 15 years. When I was younger I sort thought I just had this wild imagination with the things that I would come up with. When I read my first paranormal story it just clicked. There is a market for my crazy ideas.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I was approached by a publisher who wanted me to submit something to them I think.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I read a werewolf story that was very hot and held my attention from start to end. After I read it at least twice I thought I can write this, this is what I want to write. So I sat down and those ideas had held onto for so long just poured right out.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
I really don’t remember….. I know that is a lame answer but it has been so long that I don’t remember how I can up with that title.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I just sit down, open a file and start writing.
I struggle with writing contemporary stories.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
That might be half and half. I do tend to use a line that I’ve heard from a family member, or if someone has upset me then they are a bad guy in a book.
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel? Before or during the process?
I don’t tend to travel for a story, but I might put a place I’ve been to in a story.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
For the most part, my publisher has a cover artist. I let her know what I’m seeing and we try to get it as close as we can. If I do anything on the side, like a self title I do have an artist that helps on that.
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 don’t really get much time to read like I would love to do.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
I kept it to myself for years that I wanted to be an author. Wasn’t sure how others would take it with what I wanted to write, so it was many years before I let any know that I was on the road to writing.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
I would try to make them all larger.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I learn things each time I write a new book, if it is with editing style or technic, I learn something for someone every time.
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Hum, that is a hard one and not sure one I can answer.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Don’t be afraid of taking critic from others and also learn from others. One would be very surprised what you can learn just by talking to others that have been out there longer
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
I’m slowing down some, but not quitting.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Nothing at the moment.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Yes I do. It inspired me to write my very first shifter book.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Well, I love smart remarks like come backs.
If I’m reading something, no pun intended, but a good death scene can make my cry.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
Billy Wirth and Jason Momoa.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
I like knitting, especially afghans. I’m made several baby afghans for my cousins and many regular afghans for others but never really kept one myself.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
At the moment I got hooked on the series Arrow on Netflix.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
I’m a sucker for pasta
Purple is my color
And I’m more into pop music
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Well if those voices in my head stop talking then I’d just relax
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
My website is going to be down due to revamping, but the address is: www.jadensinclair.com
This is where I’m putting updates for now: https://www.facebook.com/jaden.sinclair