Let's give a warm welcome to Morgan K. Wyatt who is in the hot seat today! Thanks so much for being with us today, Morgan, I can't wait to hear more about you and your books. 🙂
You mention superheroes in your bio, who is your favorite superhero? What do you think of all the new superhero movies coming out?
I always loved Wonder Woman because she was a strong woman and charted her own path.
I enjoy anything with Thor in it, but find his somewhat evil brother strangely attractive.
Which authors inspire you the most and why?
As a teen, I read a lot Victoria Holt and Chelsea Quinn Yarbro. Both authors combined menace and a touch of darkness. Ironically, none of my books reflects this. James Herriot may have influenced me more with his ordinary people and endless animals.
If you could change one thing on your path to being published what would it be, and why that one thing?
Time. I spent a lot of time waiting for an editor to release my book back to me. (Talking years here.) I also spent equal amount of time with an agent who never returned my calls and went quietly out of business without notifying me.
What advice do you have for newbie authors trying to get published?
Write at least 1000 words every day. Keep writing, even when rejected. All that said; occasionally give yourself permission to hang out with family and friends without writer guilt. Keep reading. It’s important to see what is out there and to keep up with trends.
What is your guilty pleasure?
I am a Jackie Chan movie fan. I have a Pinterest issue too. It’s like hoarding without any of the clutter.
Which character of all your characters has been your favorite to write about?
Jackson from Unexpected Cougar is a favorite because my husband helped me co-write the story and did Jackson’s dialogue and character.
If you could meet one of your female lead characters in real life, which one would you choose and why that one?
Josie, from Act Your Age, which is my current WIP. The story starts with her being depressed about turning forty. Her life takes a sudden nosedive with her husband leaving her, but she takes the bad and reinvents herself. It takes a resilient woman to do that. There’s romance and humor in her future too.
What do you love most about saving money and being frugal?
My grandmother grew up during the Depression and knew many ways to save money. I took her hints and added my own. My daughter used to joke that we didn’t have any groceries without the orange manager special sticker.
I like to share my thrifty ways on http://thefrugaldivatellsall.blogspot.com/.
What is your favorite free promotions tip?
Other people’s blogs/website. Sites like yours. Some people think the blog is dead, but I’ve had huge responses guest blogging, especially in other countries too. Most people would love to have someone guest blog. I know I do.
What is your favorite paid for promotions tip?
I recently returned from Lori Foster’s Reader Author Get Together. It’s $100 for authors and $50 for readers, but that covers meals and parties. Authors get a chance to interact with readers. It’s a lot of fun too.
Looking for something cheaper, I’d go with a blog hop. The author can give away a couple of books. Sometimes, all the participants might put in ten dollars for a grand prize.
Love Or Deception Blurb:
Amy awakes to find her husband Mark missing, along with her memories. Her recollections of Mark include a whirlwind courtship and a beach wedding. Amy is determined to uncover what happened to her husband. How could a man who loved her so intensely just walk away?
The police have no interest in finding Mark. They reason he wasn't ready for marriage and he walked.
Ryan, a close friend and co-worker, assists her in piecing together her missing memories. As the pair work together, they find that Amy's actual past reveals a scenario that is so horrifying that it forces them on the run, not knowing whom they can trust.
Will Amy's newly recalled memories prove fatal to both her and Ryan.