Good Morning! I’m pleased to introduce Thriller Romance author, Fiona Morgan! She is Scottish, loves writing, and has recently published her third book: Dynamic Entry! If you would love to learn more about Fiona Morgan or her books, then check her out at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pegasus Publishers, and Amazon for her books. Below are Fiona Morgan’s titles.
Are you an indie author or a traditionally published author?
I guess you would say I am an Indie author, though my dream is to traditionally published.
Tell me a little about your writing journey, thus far.
Every stage of writing my books and getting them published is like a roller coaster. There are highs and lows. T
Do you write under a pseudonym? If so explain why.
I thought long and hard about writing under a pseudonym, but in the end, I decided against it. I worked hard and wrote these books; I want everyone to know it.
What genre do you write and why?
I write thriller romance. I enjoy reading thriller books myself, and we all need some romance and a happy ending in our lives, so in writing my thriller, I like to have a romance plot entwined. As part of my writing, I always have strong female characters. Women who beat their demons, learn to love, and more importantly, learn to love themselves.
What are you currently working on?
I have just finished the first draft of my third book, cleverly titled ‘book three.’ As I write every word longhand, now I am typing it onto my laptop and using that as my first set of edits.
What inspired you to write your books?
I started to write to stop the black cloud of depression from taking me over again. I felt myself falling again, so looked hard at what I wanted to do that was a hobby for me, only me, would push me to grow and challenge me, and writing was it. I first wrote the story only for me and took it from there. Through writing, I found my passion for something I had always wanted to do but was too frightened to do, and I am so grateful that I can say that I have done it!
What are your top 5 favorite books?
Oh this is too hard! Picking 5 books… okay, I will have a bash.
1984 – George Orwell
Rebecca – Daphnie du Maurier
The Client – John Grisham
The Holy City – Meg Henderson
Needful Things – Stephen King
(Phew, that was hard)
What does literary success look like to you?
I have the dream to be traditionally published and for writing to be my full-time job, but right now, the fact that I have two books published and a third on the way, plus ideas for many more, I feel successful.
How many hours a day do you write? What is your writing routine?
I write if and when I can. I still work in two-day jobs, so it is evening, weekends and any spare second I get. Due to this, I don’t have a routine other than writing longhand and jotting down messy notes.
If you could have been the original author of any book, what would it be and why?
I think it would be Interview With a Vampire by Anne Rice. My reason behind this is so I could be the person to bring vampires to life. Their story would’ve been mine to tell, all the myths and legends mine to make and build and love. It would’ve been a great way to let my imagination go wild.
What advice would you like to give to aspiring authors?
Go for it! First drafts are meant to be messy and probably not very good (that’s what edits are for), but if you don’t write it, it will never be written.