About me

Hey there! Nice to see you hop over to my “About Me” page! It’s always fun to share with people, and I really hope you feel happy to connect with me through social media so we can chit chat! This is me:

This is me on a good day!

My name’s Fiona McLaren, and I’m agented by the wonderful Maura Kye-Casella of Don Congdon Associates (she’s a dream!). I adore all things spooky and creepy (but no gore!). And anything with magic and fantasy intrigues me, so that’s what you’ll find me writing and reading. My favorite books include The Accident Season by Moira-Fowley Doyle, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater, I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, and The Private Memoirs and Confessions of  a Justified Sinner by James Hogg (from 1824!). There are a lot of other books in there, though not everything is speculative!

I’m a full time scriptwriter, with an animated production due out (we’re a touch behind schedule, but we’re catching up!) Release date to be confirmed. I’m also an editor with Cornerstones Literary Consultancy U.S., and I freelance edit. In the past, I’ve interned at two literary agencies, and sold articles and stories to different places. If it has words…I’ve tried it! Lol

I was born in 1981 (don’t count how many years that is, ‘k?), and I’m a Taurus. Some of you might or might not believe in this kind of stuff, but boy if anyone could fulfill the requirements of being a Taurus, it’s me: persistent, fair, enjoys food and life’s indulgences a little too much, loves making solid friends and family connections, and is as stubborn as a…well, Taurus! Woah, am I stubborn! Guess that’s a good quality for an author though, huh?

I live on the sunny island of Cyprus, where I indulge in too many Greek delicacies, wander the countryside, chill on the beach, horse ride, and aim to try everything life can offer! I live with my fiancé and we actually get on really well (go figure!), and the light of my life is my darling horse Roger, who I’ve had since he was just but little! My angel with four legs. Like the saying goes: some of our friends have to walk on four legs, as their hearts are just too big to be carried on two.

All right, let’s play a game. Two out of these ten things aren’t true. Can you guess what they are? Good luck!