Monday, November 23, 2015

Interview with Author Robin Leigh Morgan

My guest today is Robin Leigh Morgan.  Hello!  Welcome back to Writing in the Modern Age!  It’s a pleasure to have you here. 


First, Marie, THANKS for allowing me to be a guest on your blog again. It’s been a long time since I last visited it; May 24, 2013 to be precise.

You're welcome! That's right, though for myself, I've seen you around here and there! Good to see you on the blog again.

So, Robin, can you tell us a little bit about your latest book? When did it come out? Where can we get it?

Since the time I visited this blog, I’ve self-published my second book, Micro Fiction: An Anthology, amongst other things. For those interested, my book, which is available on Amazon, is both a paperback and KINDLE version. The KINDLE version of the book came out on December 1, 2014, followed by the paperback version the following day.

Here’s the link for the KINDLE:

Great! Congrats on another book release!  That's always exciting! ;)

So, tell us...
Is there anything that prompted Micro Fiction? Something that inspired you?
As I wrote my debut middle-grade/YA Paranormal Romance novel, I Kissed a Ghost, I found a wonderful site which helped me several times in getting through that dreaded condition all writers get from time to time known as 'Writer’s Block'.  The site is called Five Sentence Fiction, which had been created by Lillie McFerrin in 2012; and just as the name implies everyone who wants to participate needs to write a fictional story consisting of only five sentences based on the prompt word for the week.

If you think writing five sentences is difficult, I took it a step further by using the prompt word to form the base of an acrostic around which I wrote my five sentences. You can see what I mean in the preview pages for the book on Amazon. I invite you to visit this site to see what you can do with the prompt word given for the week.

Wanting to get a second book published, and making slow progress regarding my two WIPs, which are currently on hold due to what’s been happening in my life since almost the beginning of this year, I decided to compile an anthology of the stories I’d already written as well as new ones for the prompt words I hadn’t responded to before. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to visit the site for quite a while.

All right. Sounds great. We'll be sure to check out that site out!


When did you know you wanted to write, Robin? Or has it always been a pastime of yours?


I actually dwelled on this topic the last time I had the pleasure of visiting Marie Lavender’s blog here. At that time I wrote about my transition from writing commentary type items for a community newspaper to writing my first romance novel. If anyone is interested in reading my guest post, here’s the link.

Fascinating post, of course!


So, let's talk about your writing process. Do you write in a specific place? Time of day?


I used to write in the second bedroom I have in my apartment during the day and at night while my dear OH was at work or had gone to bed.

These days, with my dear having been in hospitals and rehab twice, it’s only while the 24/7 home attendant we have is not sleeping in this room.

So sorry to hear about what's been happening. Life can certainly drag us away from our writing...

Robin, are there any words you'd like to impart to fellow writers? Any advice?


Writing can at times be quite arduous; do not get discouraged.

Do not take any criticism as criticism, especially from a fellow author. Take it as a form of guidance from one author
to another.


All great advice! Thank you for offering those words of wisdom. 
And thank you so much for stopping by to visit us here today at Writing in the Modern Age.  It was so nice having you here!  :)
Readers, here is the blurb for Micro Fiction.
Micro Fiction - An Anthology is a collection of responses by Robin Leigh Morgan to the prompt word provided by Lillie McFerrin each Thursday on her website . Some of the responses have appeared previously on the author's blog sites, others have been written for inclusion in this book.

Here is an excerpt on Amazon.


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Sounds interesting! 


Author Bio  


Member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) and SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators). I'm a retired NYC employee who's been married for 22 wonderful years, alas no children. We have two cats. My 1st endeavor as an author is a MG/YA Paranormal romance novel entitled I Kissed a Ghost.

In December 2014 I released my 2nd book, Micro Fiction - An Anthology, which contains 100 Micro Fictions. My WIPs; The Secret of the Well, a MG/YA Urban Fantasy novella, which is a sequel to I Kissed a Ghost; and an adult Contemporary novel entitled His Darkest Secret are currently on hold.

Since becoming a Book Reviewer in August 2014, I've read/reviewed 211 books. My Amazon approval rating is 96% and I have a ranking of 5,749. I DON'T accept any requests to review a book. ALL of my reviews get posted on Amazon / GoodReads/ LibraryThing and Shelfari and my two blog sites. Here's the link to my Amazon profile/reviews:

On August 25, 2015, I got accepted as a Book Reviewer [probationary] for The Romance Reviews

I've been named the third place winner in a Flash Fiction Contest and I also had a Flash Fiction published in the premiere edition of The Greenwich Village Literary Review. For a change of pace and with 2 WIPs still on the back burner, I've decided to leave my comfort zone - - I've begun to write a LGBT erotic romance novelette.


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