1.) Can you tell our readers more about you as an author?
Hi There I am Fiona Morgan, I write thriller romance novels which so far have been based in Glasgow. I love to write strong female characters that find their inner strength. The reason I write these women is due to my own battle with mental health. I picked up my pen and paper to write after I felt my depression returning. I needed to do something that would push me from my comfort zone and help me grow again and something that I had said I would always want to do, but was too frightened to do and writing was it for me.
2.) How do books get published?
My first two books are published with Pegasus Publishers. I sent my manuscript out to publishers and they replied back that they would like to publish me and have taken me through the process step by step and have always supported me with any questions or queries I had. Getting your manuscript back from the proofreader is an eye opener. I felt like I was back at school with the amount of red pen scribbled over it. I did enjoy coming up with ideas for the graphics team to come up with my front covers which I love.
3.)What is the most difficult part of your artistic process?
For me the most difficult part of my artistic process is when the correct words won't come to mind. I know what I want to say, or where I want the story to go but can't see away to get it there. When this happens I tend to put my pad down, leave it for a bit and hopefully, and normally when I'm driving, the link will come to me. I love this flash when it clears itself up and I can carry on.
4.)What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?
I would eventually like to give up my day job to write full time. I'm hoping that when I get the chance to do this it would help me be a better writer as I would have more time to concentrate and commit to my writing.
5.)Do you Google yourself? If so, what you find ?
I have Googled myself and in the beginning of my writing career I found another person, but now I do see my books there and some pictures of myself.
6.) How do you select the names of your characters?
Some of my background characters are family members, my main character's names are kinda just picked out thin air and names I like.
7.) Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?
The advice I can give you is to keep going. If you don't write your book it won't get written, so just keep going.
8.) What’s the best way to market your books?
I struggle with this part of my career, so in full honesty I am unsure. I use Twitter and Facebook to promote my sales links. I also use word of mouth and tell anyone who will listen to me that I have written two books, oh and I do interviews like this which I love doing, so thank you for this opportunity.
9.) How do you balance making demands on the reader with taking care of the reader?
I write and reread my work as a writer and as a reader and then hope for the best that I am giving the reader what they want and that I am good at the balance.
10.) Can you tell our readers where to find more about you and your book?
Below is my links to my books and my social media, hope to see you all there.