Name Morganna Williams
Where are you from Dallas, TX
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I’ve never been married and have no children. I have a degree in Social Work
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
My new book tentatively titled Glory in the Morning has been submitted to my publisher and I’m waiting to hear from my editor.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve always written, submitting something for publication is a different story. I joined a website that catered to writing spanking fiction in 1998 after lurking for a few months and started posting stories. I grew as a writer through the nurturing environment I found there both from the website owner and the other writers. I published a couple of stories there but they never really went anywhere, so I just kind of kept writing but seldom posted anything or submitted for publication. Finally, in July I plucked up my courage and submitted The Commander’s Mate to Stormy Night Publications. I was beyond excited when it was accepted.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Probably the first time I went through the editing process with my editor. That first one was hard but I know each and every time the process stretches me and helps me grow as a writer.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
The story just popped into my head. I drive a lot and I often entertain myself with stories. This one just evolved into a book.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
Generally the beginning middle and end are in my head. I basically know the story when I start typing it though the characters always add a little more to each scene than I expected when I started.
Fiona: How did you come up with the title?
It’s different with every book. Sometimes it changes. For my new one Glory in the Morning, my main character’s name is Morning Glory.
Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I mostly just want to people who enjoy spanking/bdsm erotica to have an enjoyable escape. When I read I’m looking to sink into a different place away from my reality; that’s what I hope I’m able to give my readers.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic?
In my first three not much since the characters involve aliens and werewolves; just the stuff of fantasy. In Glory in the Morning, some of the conversations are straight out of real life. If you have a funny conversation with me, be warned it may end up in one of my stories.
Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
In a lot of my short stories they definitely are based on my real life. If it sounds ridiculous it might be something that happened to me. I tend to attract ridiculous situations. People that have known me for years just shake their heads when I tell them something happened and say, “Only you.”
Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?
The first book I ever read multiple times was Charlotte’s Webb. I think I got a love of words from Charlotte. I was only around six the first time I read it and my mom looked the words up with me I didn’t understand. I love learning new words and looking them up; I then look for a way to use them in conversation. I don’t however generally use little known words in a book because I don’t want someone to have to grab a dictionary; I want them to get lost in the story.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
I just finished Lolly and the Professor by Celeste Jones, Sweet Surrender by Maddie Taylor, Taken by the Tycoon by Normandie Alleman, Protective Custody by Natasha Knight, Sylvia’s Surrender by Dinah McLeod, The Medic of Brighton Creek by Adaline Raine and I’m reading Under his Watch by Emily Tilton. I read really fast so I tend to read several book a week.
Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Aubrey Cara, Katherine Deane and Helen Karol (new to me not a new author).
Fiona: What are your current projects?
Glory in the Morning, Situational Shannon and Clarity (not the title but what I’m calling my WIP) and a short story called The Glasscock County Fair (There is really a Glasscock county in Texas how could I not write about it?)
Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
My publisher, editor and cover artist from Stormy Night Publications; they are all fantastic. My friends.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
I see writing as a secondary career. I will always write but I need to also be in a helping profession. It’s very important to me to impact people in my community in a positive way in my day job. I need to feel I am helping others and making a difference for the people I work with; even if it’s only a small difference.
Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
No, I’ve just always had stories in my head.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
Here is a small excerpt from Glory in the Morning, be kind it’s not finished with the editing process. J
Glory fidgeted nervously on the couch in Master Gabriel’s office, trying to make her short skirt cover more of her rounded thighs.
She felt her eyes widen in alarm when he sat down next to her a little closer than she was comfortable with. Good night Irene but the man was hot! Sex on a stick as Jessica would say.
She swallowed as all the spit in her mouth seemed to completely dry up and her pulse began to pound in her ears. Master Gabriel was like every fantasy man she’d ever dreamed up in one muscular package of alphaness.
Glory blinked in alarm when he suddenly snapped his fingers in front of her nose, “Ms. Walters? I’ve been talking to you. Where did you go off too?”
She felt hot color fill her cheeks as she looked over at him, “I’m sorry Master Gabriel I was wool gathering.” Glory looked down embarrassed she was messing up this interview so badly.
Firm fingers caught her beneath the chin and brought her head up so she had no choice but to meet his steely gaze, “No more wool gathering young lady. Now, I asked you why you were here.”
“I umm needed to do some research for my new novel…and…I…well…umm…”
“I think it’s safe to say since you filled out a membership questionnaire that you have a more personal interest in bdsm than research. Correct?” he asked, staring straight into her eyes and pinning her with his knowing eyes.
“Yes,” she said softly.
“Yes Sir,” he corrected her.
“What?” Glory blinked freeing herself from his eyes for a moment.
“You will call me Sir while we’re in this room. Understood?” he asked with a brow raised questioningly.
“Yes sir,” Glory answered.
“Good girl. Now are you ready to explore you’re submissive nature this evening?” once again his blue eyes captured hers allowing her no escape.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I tend to have a rather succinct writing style; I struggle to use more words to tell my story.
Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Currently my favorite author is Cherise Sinclair, she writes bdsm romance. She tells a great story that draws me in from the first page. I love all the characters she writes about. Awesome reads that really transport you into the story.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
I have traveled some and would love to do more traveling but I haven’t really done any for my writing.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
Korey Mae Johnson, the cover artist extraordinaire at Stormy Night Publications. Korey is a genius.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Hitting submit to get it to the publisher.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I think I grow with every book and learn more about myself as I write, but if we aren’t constantly growing and evolving aren’t we kind of stagnant?
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
Never give up on yourself or your dreams.
Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Just that I hope they enjoy what I write as much as I enjoyed telling the story.
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
The Pokey Little Puppy if we’re talking all the way back to golden books if you mean a real book, Charlotte’s Webb
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
Life; I can find something funny in most situations (not always when it’s happening but usually shortly thereafter). I cry when I’m happy, sad, when something is so beautiful it takes my breath or something super sweet.
Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?
I like meeting veterans of any war and thanking them for their service. There aren’t enough thanks for their sacrifice.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
When my mother died, she had a whole list of things she was going to do that she never got the chance to do. I guess I want my list of things I wanted to do to be complete. So my headstone should say: She was a good daughter, a good sister, (hopefully a good wife someday) and she completed her bucket list.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
Reading, cooking, travel and anything in the water, I love to swim, snorkel and scuba dive.
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds, The Mentalist, Monk (he’s a hoot) and Flashpoint
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music?
Mexican, Chinese and Japanese/Orange, green and purple/very eclectic; everything but rap and real heavy metal
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I’m doing it; social work
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it? Check out my blog, come see me on facebook or check out my author page on Amazon; links below.
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