**AUTHOR PEEK** Interview with Author, J. MORGAN
Before we get started talking about your writing, tell us a little about yourself, where you’re from, what you do for a living (if you’re not a full time writer) what hobbies you have, etc. Whatever you’d like to share.
Hello, my name is J. Morgan and I’m addicted to reading. Which is probably why I became a writer. The stories just didn’t come fast enough, and truthfully I needed to burn off some of that overactive imagination. Said imagination soon developed little voices telling me all about their lives, which led me to writing. Being from a small town in Louisiana, I get to call myself eccentric instead of crazy that way. Don’t you just love how Southerners get creative with labeling themselves? So I guess you could call me just your run of the mill Eccentric Southern writer. How’s that for truth in labeling?
1. How did you get started writing?
I think I can trace it all back to when I was a child. Suffering a bad case of pneumonia when I was six, I spent a lot of time in bed learning how to breath again. During that time, I had two forms of entertainment, comic books and tv. Since in those days we only had two channels, I did a lot of reading. My imagination was fueled by those stories and pretty soon I was making up some of my own. My action figures went on wonderful adventures as a result. Fast forward thirty years, and I took all that and started putting my stories down on paper, or a computer screen rather.
2. What genre(s) do you write in and why?
I write mainly paranormal comedies. Though lately, I’ve decided to branch out. Taking my love of all things comic bookish, I’ve began writing a Young Adult series about a teenager who suddenly finds himself a superhero. Since I’ve never officially grown up, I think it is a perfect fit.
3. What is your favorite part of writing?
I absolutely love the initial burst of coming up with a story. All the characters talking to me about their lives just gives me a thrill I can’t describe. When you throw in all the possible story ideas, it’s like my head is going to explode stories all over the place. That is the greatest rush of being a writer.
4. What is your least favorite part of writing?
Writer’s block! It isn’t that I can’t write. No, it’s when all the possible roads I can go down jumble up in my head that gives me trouble. Usually this all takes place somewhere around the middle of the book, and I spend weeks agonizing over where to go, or what to do. As soon as my brain figures it out, that first rush comes flooding back. Before I know it, I have a finished book in my hand. Well, finished, unless you count the hours of polishing it up.
5. Where do you get the ideas for your stories?
All over the place! I honestly can’t tell you where they come from. I guess life would be the closest I could come to answering that.
6. What is your typical day like?
Crawl out of bed. Do my eight hours of duty to pay the bills. Then come home, play with my friends and write. Rinse and repeat daily. Yeah, that about sums it up.
7. What is most difficult for you to write? Characters, conflict or emotions? Why?
The middle bits. Honestly, once you understand your characters, the rest falls into place. It’s not about conflict. Conflict is easy. It’s understanding how your hero and heroine will react to the heck you put them through that is the key to writing. At least, it is to me.
8. Tell us about your next book & when is it being published?
I actually have two books coming up. The first is a re-release of a book that I went into and revamped to fit into my Love Bites universe. How Wicked Can She Go? is the book that gave me an inkling of what creating my own world was all about. Now, I get to give it the place it deserves in my Vampire and Werewolf laden insanity.
The second is the seventh book in my Vampire series or Book Two in the second stanza of their story. Bite the Neck that Loves You literally sets the stage for the dark times in my epic tale of vampires, ancient myths and comedy. Dark Times and Comedy? You have to laugh sometimes to stop from crying, and believe me there’s going to be a lot to laugh about.
Where in the net can you find J. Morgan?
My Yahoo Newsletter
My Blog away from home
To sample some of my books, you can find me at either of these fine places on the internet.
Desert Breeze Publishing
BE SURE TO COME BACK to read more about J. MORGAN and his novel, SCROLLS OF ETERNITY: REBIRTH, on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench!! Happy Reading!
**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: J. Morgan will give away a copy of his release, SCROLLS OF ETERNITY: REBIRTH, to one of his lucky readers who comments on either his Monday Interview or Wednesday Book Bench blogs!! Winner will be randomly selected and announced Monday, August 19, 2013. Thanks, J., for sharing your stories with us!