For the record, please state your name.
M.B. Feeney – but you can call me Mich
What inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve always written, ever since I was a young kid (maybe 6 yrs old). I just love words and putting them together.
How long have you been writing for?
As mentioned, I began writing at a very early age, but I stopped at around 15 years old. Then started back up about 6 years ago, after discovering Twilight fanfiction.
What’s your writing style like?
I’ve been told that it’s very easy to read. I’m very British with my writing and I have to be careful with some word choices so that everyone can understand. People have said that my writing style is fluid and lyrical – which blew me away.
What’s your favorite genre to write/read in and why?
I tend to write in the romance genre. I write ‘everyday’ characters and situations and try to make it a little different. I try to inject humour into my writing as much as I can as I love writing banter between characters.
I will read pretty much any genre. However, BDSM books are my ‘hard limit.
What’s your least favorite genre to write/read in and why?
I’m not a huge fan of writing erotica, but I will write more in that genre. I don’t dislike the genre, I just find it quite hard to be original.
Some writers have something playing in the background, do you and what?
I have a huge mix of music playing – or my children playing Minecraft. I tune most things out.
What’s the inspiration behind your books?
As mentioned before, I like writing about everyday characters – sometimes they are put into ordinary situations with a twist, or slightly extraordinary situations.
If you could do it all over again, would you change anything about your books?
I don’t think so. I love them all in different ways and for different reasons.
Is there anything you found particularly challenging about writing?
I struggle with dialogue. When I’m writing it, I worry that it’s too bland and wooden, but I’ve been told that my dialogue is one of the strengths to my books – go figure.
Who are your cover designers?
I only trust The Graphics Shed to design my covers. Her work is amazing.
What books/authors have influenced your writing?
Uhm… It’s hard to pin it down because I admire many authors for different things. I love David Eddings’ dialogue and humour yet I devour chick lit by authors such as Jill Mansell and Jane Green because it’s excellent escapism.
What is your take on fanfiction?
I’ve written it and still read some, but that aspect of my writing has changed. For me, fanfiction was an excellent stepping stone into publishing and it helped me hone my skills and boosted my confidence. No one should ever knock someone else for reading or writing fanfiction.
What advice would you give any newbie author or anyone that wants to pick up writing?
Practice makes perfect. Your first draft will be awful, but it’s easier to edit a draft that is finished than it is editing as you go. Take your time – readers will know if you’ve rushed to release a book.
Tell us a little about yourself. Perhaps something not many people know about? Can you share with us the best way to contact you and where to find your work? This is where you have the floor.
Uhm… I’m a Brit, I’m a mum of two kids (11 and 8), and I hate talking about myself ha. The best place to find me is over on Facebook (http://bit.ly/2hGmv9V ) – That’s where I tend to post most things.
If you’ve already read any of my books, I do have a group where I post exclusive teasers and pictures and generally chat about stuff. Drop me a message if you want to be added.
Thanks for having me 😀