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?
Tempie W. Wade and old enough to know better than to answer the age question. 🙂
Fiona: Where are you from?
Fiona: A little about your self (ie, your education, family life, etc.).
I was born and raised in rural Virginia. I am the mom the two wonderful kids, an aging Pekingese, and one pretty insane black cat rescue by the name of Darcy aka ‘the demon cat’. Her antics frequently appear on my Instagram account. I love history and taking extended road trips.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news.
I will be releasing Book Three in the Timely Revolution Book Series before the end of the year. It will be called ‘The Complicated Life of Maggie MacGregor’.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I am fairly new to the writing scene. I began last July(2018) when a very strange health issue affected me and my ability to do my regular hobbies. I sat down and began writing, having 93,000 words and my first book in one month. I am currently working on Book Seven.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I am not sure I do even now?
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I needed something to occupy my mind and living near Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown Virginia, with my love of history and an overactive imagination, was a great inspiration.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
‘A Timely Revolution’ is a play on the time travel and the Revolutionary War aspect of the story.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style? Is there anything about your style or genre that you find particularly challenging?
I just write what comes into my head. I never have a layout or a plan, but if something doesn’t flow, I just backtrack and start over until it feels right.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
The historical aspects of the book are completely accurate. I have dug in and found obscure details that most people don’t know about. Many of the characters in my book were real life people in Williamsburg and Philadelphia at that time. I have a list of facts used in the book on my website at http://www.TempieWade.com
Fiona: To craft your works, do you have to travel?
Before or during the process? I travel whenever I can and if something I learn catches my attention, I tuck it back in my mind for later.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
I actually found a person on Etsy to do my covers. You really can find anything on there.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Truth is indeed stranger than fiction and history is full of fascinating tidbits if you take the time to look. It is always good to remeber where you came from so you can move forward.
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?
Honestly, the only thing I have read lately have been research items. Seven books in less than a year doesn’t leave much time for other things, but I do love true ghost stories. Every place I travel to, I try to pick up books on them and they are also a great source of history.
Fiona: Outside of family members, name one entity that supported your commitment to become a published author.
My fellow writers have been so welcoming and supportive with advice and their time. I cannot express how grateful I am to them.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I do now. 🙂
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No, I don’t think so. I have felt really good about what I have put out.
Fiona: Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
Just that I really want and need to go to Scotland. 🙂
Fiona: If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
That’s a tough one. For my main character, Maggie, I have no clue, but for the men, I have a few ideas. I think Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) would make a fantastic Gabe and I think Tom Hiddleston would make an excellent John Andre.
Fiona: Any advice for other writers?
Don’t get discouraged (it is very easy to do) and keep writing. If it’s in you and you feel it needs to come out, put it on paper.
Fiona: Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
I just hope they see my book series as a welcome respite from an insane world. Everyone needs a break from reality and I hope this is a good one for you.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
The Templars, The History and The Myths by Michael Haag
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Not really, but The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew were some of my favorites. Reading was a big part of my childhood. The bookmobile was my lifeline living in the middle of nowhere.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
The unpredictable world of book sales make me both laugh and cry.
Fiona: Is there one person, past or present, you would love to meet? Why?
I think Major John Andre from the Revolutionary War. Even though he was hanged as a British spy at a young age, he was so loved by people of both sides of the war, especially women. To have people speak so highly of you, still to this day, must have meant he was a very interesting fellow. He has also become one of my favorite characters in the series.
Fiona: Do you have any hobbies?
I have a little side business make vampire hunting kits for cos players and even one used on a tv show.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Game of Thrones, Ghost Adventures, Haunted Towns, Supernatural, and Outlander. Turn was also a favorite when it was on.
Fiona: Favorite foods, colors, music?
Mexican food, blue, country.
Fiona: Imagine a future where you no longer write. What would you do?
Sleep? I currently write from about midnight until 3am, before having to get up at 6am.
Fiona: You only have 24 hours to live how would you spend that time?
With my family by the ocean.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone?
She did it all and regretted nothing.
Fiona: Do you have a blog or website readers can visit for updates, events and special offers?
https://www.tempiewade.com/ has links to my GoodReads blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and everything else.
Authors Amazon Page USA https://www.amazon.com/Tempie-W.-Wade/e/B07L8M2HG6?ref=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000