What would you be doing right now if you were not an author? Well, possibly a couple different things: I use to be a real estate agent and managed our rental properties with my husband, and at another time I was the floral coordinator for a Hobby Lobby store and did some of that as well as interior painting on the side. So I imagine something along those lines.
5 years ago: What were you doing? Let’s see, my daughter was 1 and I was blessed to be a stay at home mama at that time. I was also working on my first novel Silent Orchids.
Do you have a certain writing ritual? Hmm, well I try but it usually ends up happening in a few different ways. I do have a home office that I try to work in, but if everyone is home (which is often) then I usually write at a coffee shop. I have a certain couple tables/seats that I work best at (I’m a creature of habit, I guess 😉 I usually like to have Twizzler Pull ‘n Peels at my beckon call, but alas I’m trying to cut my sugar, lol. And music is a must have! I love my fingerless writing gloves as well—they keep my fingers warm and limber 😉
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author? I think all criticism is tough. I try to take it all in stride and then be open to what can help me grow as an author.
Ever fangirled over another author? Who was it? I got to meet Cassandra Clare once and get her autograph, that was pretty cool, but I think all authors are amazing!
Is there an author you’d like to meet? Oh I LOVE meeting all authors! But of course, I would love and probably fangirl a bit if I could meet JK Rowling. There are tons of authors I would love to meet: Kelley Armstrong, Julie Kagawa, Patricia Briggs and so many more!
Biggest writing pet peeve? Hmm… when I write or spell things wrong I know how to spell or punctuation I KNOW how to use properly, but then make stupid mistakes.
Do you read other’s reviews of your books? Yes, I actually do—not all, I’m sure I’ve missed some, but I do try to read them when I can. I can’t promise I always will, but for now I do.
her first novel, Silent Orchids, one
year after moving across the country with her family on a journey of new
discovery. After an amazing three years in Nashville, TN and the release of two
more books, Morgan and her family found their way back to the Northwest where
they now reside. Still working everyday with great optimism, Morgan continues
to embrace all things: “Mama”, wife, teacher, and mediator to the many voices
and muses constantly chattering in her head… where it gets pretty loud!
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