Guest Author Interview
Every few weeks I post a guest author interview on my blog where we get a little peak into an author's life! This week we're chatting with Morgan Vale, author of the Charmed & Dangerous Cozy Mystery Series. Have a question for Morgan? Don't be afraid to leave a comment!
Morgan loves all things magical, and hopes you do too. What else did you expect from growing up with a mystery-loving mom and a steady diet of all things witchy?
Currently living in the American South, Morgan spends time reading, gaming, and trying to escape the heat. The black cat that follows Morgan around may or may not be a real familiar.
Here you'll find snappy, feel-good books that will keep you up past your bedtime. Get ready for snarky cats, sassy witches, and a whole lot of murder.
1. How long does it take you to write a full novel? AND...what's a typical writing day look like for you?
It really depends. I like to have things pretty planned out beforehand and sometimes that takes a while to work out all my ideas. I end up doing a lot of brainstorming and taking notes which don't end up in the actual book.
On a general day I try to wake up early and start writing as soon as possible. I'm definitely more of a morning person, and it gets really hot here later in the day which I hate, so morning words are essential! Oh, and coffee. Lots of coffee. 😀
2. Beside's writing, what are you most passionate about?
I love stuffed animals! I have (way) too many of them and even sleep with some in the bed with me. My favorite right now is a stuffed sloth (I named him Slothy). He's from a brand called "Warmies" -- he has a really great weight to him and you can also warm him up in the microwave like a heating pad! Sooo cozy.
3. If you could travel to any location to write a novel, where would you go and why?
I would love to visit the Cotswolds in England. Charming English villages appear in lots of cozies, and for good reason--they're small, bucolic, and surely full of secrets...
4. What's the latest show you binge watched?
I'm not much of a binge-watcher, to be honest (I know, GASP, right?) But I most recently watched Hamilton on Disney+. I hadn't seen/heard any of the songs before, and I loved it.
5. Tell us something most people don't know about you!
I'm left handed...mostly. I have different hands I use for different things. For instance, I write and eat left-handed, but any kind of sports I generally do right-handed. I blame it on growing up in a right-handed world.
A word from Morgan!
My mom is a big fan of cozy mysteries and I picked up that love from her. I was always anxious that I wouldn't be able to write one, but I'm so glad I did. I love this genre, and I love YOU--the readers!
Charmed & Dangerous Cozy Mystery Series
Competition can be deadly...when Kat's rival dies, will her witch powers be enough to clear her name? Read this new paranormal cozy mystery to find out.
Thank you, Morgan, for joining us today and sharing a little bit of your writing process and a behind the scenes peek at your personal life 🙂
Don't forget, you can ask Morgan a question in the comments (I'll make sure she sees it) and of course shoot on over to her Amazon page where you'll learn more about her books.