Good morning from an unusually sunny England. 🙂
I’d like to introduce you to a special guest, a fab author, Robin Leigh Morgan.
Please introduce yourself.
I’m Robin Leigh Morgan, I’m a New York City employee who’s been retired for over 7 ½ years. I’ve been married for almost 24 years to my dear other half, but unfortunately, we have no children. To occupy my time so I wouldn’t become bored out of my head since retiring I decided to fulfill a desire I’ve had since I was a child, becoming an author. With all the genres available, I eventually gravitated towards writing romance since it had been the first storyline which came to my mind.
Can you tell us about your latest published novel?
My latest released endeavor is actually re-edited version for my debut novel, a MG/YA Paranormal romance, entitled “I Kissed a Ghost.”
What was the inspiration/description for your latest novel?
The inspiration had been a combination of several things, a young girl having to move away from her friends because her father had gotten a promotion on his job, the important first kiss for a girl, trying to make friends at her new school and the teasing she got, and for good measure the “Casper, the Ghost” cartoons I watched as a child.
How did you decide on the title for the book?
To arrive at the book’s title, I simply kept on reducing the description for the book until I had been left with just enough to become the title.
Do you have any current writing endeavors? What are they?
Under Robin Leigh Morgan [which is my pen name] I’ve got an adult Contemporary romance novel with a paranormal element running through the storyline entitled “His Darkest Secret.” I also have an MG/YA Urban Fantasy novella with a romance backstory entitled “The Secret of the Well”; this endeavor is also a stand-alone sequel to “I Kissed a Ghost.”
Do you consider yourself to be a plotter or a pantser?
I’m part both, a plotter and a pantser. Like a sculptor who uses a framework around which he creates his work of art; I, as an author, create the skeleton for a storyline with a beginning, a middle, and an end to which I add the key points I want to hit during the telling of my story; after which I begin to flesh out the story.
What made you decide to become an author?
As I’ve said I didn’t want to be bored silly with nothing to do. In addition to my writing, I’m also a blogger with two sites, as well as Book Reviewer.
Since you’re a romance author, of all the sub-genres of romance which exist, what made you choose the genre you write in.
My first published endeavor is a MG/YA because I never could get satisfied enough with my desire to write an adult Contemporary that I would have wanted to self-publish first. Gaining confidence with my writing I decided to go back to the romance genre I originally wanted to write in and to the original manuscript I’d been writing. This manuscript is now about 92% complete, and I’m in no real rush to have it complete due to my other writing endeavors and interests.
The thing is, I feel I’ve gained enough confidence by now, that I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and am midst of writing two GLBT/BDSM erotic novellas under a second pen name.
Do you have a schedule for your time to write, answer emails, and market/promote your book[s]?
Essentially, emails are done first thing each morning, followed by blog activities. While I might work on my endeavors intermittently during the course of the day my best writing is done late at night, sometimes as late as 1 AM/ 2 AM, while my dear OH is sound asleep.
Do you read books outside the genre you write in? What are they?
As a Book Reviewer, while I might read/review a wide variety of books, I always find my way back to my own genre of romance. I’m quite good at reviewing books, so much so, Amazon has made me an Enthusiast for True Crime Novels.
What are the items you must have around you when you write; food, drink, music, etc?
Basically, it’s just a bottle of cold Black Cherry flavored seltzer, and the occasional large cup of chocolate ice cream.
When you were an aspiring author you needed advice, what advice would you give to an aspiring author in those shoes today?
Not to take any criticism from a fellow author as criticism, take it as a form of guidance and support from one author to another.
If there’s anything else you’d like to briefly tell us about your book[s], your writing, or yourself.
My second published book is “Micro Fiction – An Anthology” which contains 100 Flash Fiction, the vast majority of which only contains 5 sentences.
Where can we find you and your books online?
ALL of my buy links, social links and other information can be found by going to:
If anyone-else is interested in interviewing Robin,
please send a direct message to her Twitter
account = http://www.twitter.com/mypennameonly
Thank you for joining us to welcome Robin to the blog.
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