Name: Robin Leigh Morgan [pen name]
Where are you from N Y Metropolitan Area
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc
I’m a retired NY City employee who’s been married for over 22 years, no children.
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
After about 15 months, due to personal issues and health issues regarding my dear OH, I’m finally getting to my writing romances
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
I actually began writing over 20 years ago when I wrote items for a community newspaper for about 11 years.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
It had been as I said in my answer above. However this was non-fiction. I didn’t consider myself as a writer of fiction [romance] until I had typed that elusive final period of my debut MG/YA Paranormal romance novel, and then self-published it in December 2012, the KINDLE Edition got released in March of the following year. The book is entitled, “I Kissed a Ghost.”
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
I basically always had a desire to become an author, but what really gave me the push had been my retirement in February 2010. I knew I needed to have something to do to keep myself, and especially my mind active.
Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?
I don’t really consider myself to have any specific style, as my second book consisted of 100 Flash Fictions, stories which for the most part only had 5 sentences. This endeavor is entitled “Micro Fiction – An Anthology.”
Fiona: How did you come up with the titles?
I got the title for “I Kissed a Ghost” simply by repeatedly summarizes the storyline until I had enough words for a decent title. The title for my second is what the book actually is, an anthology of Flash Fiction.
Fiona: How much of the book is realistic and are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Both of my books were derived solely from my own imagination.
Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?
At this stage of my life being an author of romance has most definitely become my second career. And I glad that it has.
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?
I believe I’ve already this question when I spoke about my writing items for a community newspaper.
Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I’ve actually got several WIPs I’m working on. The first is an Adult Contemporary romance novel entitled, “His Darkest Secret.” The second is a MG/YA Urban Fantasy novella which is a stand-alone sequel to my debut novel, entitled “The Secret of the Well.” For the third WIP, I’m standing out my comfort zone to write an erotic novella which is currently untitled.
Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Basically I find trying to stay on the storyline is the most challenging as I tend to drift off from time to time from what I’m intending write, which means having to delete everything during the periodic re-reads I do to check on the status of the book’s storyline.
Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
Since I’ve not done any book signings, I like my privacy; besides physical bookstores don’t usually carry self-published authors.
Fiona: Who designed the covers?
The cover for “I Kissed a Ghost” got designed by the folks over at CreatSpace.com. I designed the cover for my second book on my own.
Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?
I would have to say is the typing of that elusive final period.
Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
Yes I definitely and it was I can actually write a book which has a beginning, a middle, and an end from my own imagination and it have accepted by others as being relatively good.
Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?
It would have to be:
Don’t take any criticism as criticism from your fellow authors. Take it has I do. Take it as a form of guidance and support from one author to another.
Fiona: What book are you reading now?
Besides being an author, I’m also a Book Reviewer. If you’re interested in reading any of my 357 book reviews [as of July 28, 2016] you’re invited to check them out at:
Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?
Being a child of the 1950’s one of the first books I have was written by Dr. Seuss.
Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?
It varies from time to time.
Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?
Just my name. Born_____ Died_______ Because everything is merely window to who I am as a person.
Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies ?
Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?
I love watching old television programs on any of the nostalgia television stations.
Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music
Chinese Indian Italian
Blue Green Brown
Easy listening Big Bands and the music I listened to in my youth.
Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
I don’t know. I would be too bored to think of anything to do.
Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
If anyone is interest in learning more as to who I am or to contact me via any of my links, you invited to go to:
Fiona. I want to THANK YOU for giving me the opportunity to be interviewed for your blog. I truly appreciate it. And if anyone is interested in interviewing me for their blog or for me to do a guest blog post, feel free to contact with subject. Interview/Guest Post Available.
Links for “I Kissed a Ghost”
Links for “Micro Fiction: An Anthology”