1. When and why did you start blogging?
I’ve been blogging for years on various other topics. Although I’ve lurked around (sounds so diabolical doesn’t it?) in the bookish community for some time, I only decided to start blogging about my minor obsession in August. I suppose I never really thought anyone would be interested in anything I had to say and I still wonder about that. But, I’ve had a great time socializing with those that share my love of books so I just do my thing and enjoy.
2. Tell us a little about your blog?
FictionVixen.com is still in it’s infancy and I’ve changed my mind many times as to the direction I want to take it. I do know that I want to focus on book reviews and commentary on my favorite genres. I’ve just held my first giveaway and I look forward see where things go in the future.
FV’s Tech! Hey, that’s me!
3. Are there any features on your blog you would like to highlight?
Since my blog is still so new, I haven’t come up with anything totally unique to FictionVixen.com. Hopefully in the future as time permits I’ll come up with something but for now, I’m focusing on book reviews.
4. What’s been the high point of blogging so far?
I have to say I’ve been overwhelmed with the overall warmth of this online community. I love it that my fellow bloggers take the time to visit regularly and leave meaningful positive comments on my posts. I’ve learned a great deal in a short amount of time from bloggers like yourself and I’m excited to be a part of this community. I’ve recently started receiving requests from publishers and authors for reviews and I have to say, it’s great honor.
5. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am wife to my British husband (I’m American), and mom to three active girls. Until recently I worked from home creating digital scrapbook designs and graphics for blog design. I’m always in need of a creative outlet so I’m looking forward to whatever is next.
6. What’s your favourite book of all time?
That is a very hard question for me since I’ve been known to be quite fickle when it comes to books. I tend to fall in love with a series as opposed to a specific book. I suppose if I had to pick one it would be Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I absolutely could not put it down. I feel like Claire and Jamie are old friends. If I were going to pick a series it would be the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning.
7. Who are your favourite authors?
Karen Marie Moning, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kresley Cole, J.R. Ward… really, I think there are too many that I love to name them all here.
8. How many books are on your tbr list right now?
That really depends on what you consider a TBR list to be. If you mean books I actually own but have not read, then at last count about 40ish and growing. If you mean books that I have on my list that I intend to read sometime before I die… well, that’s a much different story. Check my GoodReads.com shelf for a sampling of that list.
FV’s Favourite Reads
9. Where do you see your blog in a year from now?
To be honest I haven’t really thought that far in the future. I’ve been hard at work trying to create a blog that is esthetically pleasing to the eye, easy to navigate and entertaining. I hope to beef up the content as I go and the main focus is and always will be simply to create a base for sharing my love of reading with my peers.