Today I welcome author Sophie H. Morgan for a quick interview and a peek at her writing. Blog followers may recall that I have raved about the two books I read of her Divided Kingdom series. Check out my reviews of ASHES and WHISPERS on Goodreads or Amazon. Welcome Sophie! First the Q & A:
Someone just gave you the best compliment ever. What was it?
Your writing made me cry. (In a good way!) I would love to have a reader so involved with my story that it invokes an actual emotional reaction.
What is one thing that is guaranteed to make you laugh and one thing that will always make you cry?
My spaniels always make me laugh. They never mean to but they’re so ditzy, it’s hard not to!
When two characters in any romance book/movie finally get together. The gesture or speech that precedes the Happily Ever After never fails to make me sob.
You get a month off from your regular personal life and writing routine to travel. Where will you go? What will you do? Why did you choose this destination or trip?
It’ll sound boring to readers from the US, but living in England, I would love to travel around America (in only the best hotels, of course ;)) I’ve been to New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, but I’d still love to see so many other states, including Washington, Boston, Chicago, Texas, New Orleans…etc.
I bet most U.S. citizens haven’t been to as many places in the U.S. as you mentioned! Wouldn’t you like to visit Florida? I’d be happy to trade places with you as I’ve longed to visit the British Isles for years.
You get one do-over from your life so far. What is it?
It’s kind of sad really, but I haven’t made any massive mistakes (so far!) I always play it safe, so maybe that’d be my do-over. Go back to a moment where I played it safe and dare to be “out there” more.
I forgot. You’re still young. Plenty of time yet for you to screw up and have regrets. tee hee
You have no choice but to live your life from now on as one of your characters. Which character is it and why?
Probably not one of my Divided Kingdom characters – they’re always in life or death situations and I’d jump at my own shadow.
I would however LOVE to be Charlie Donahue, the heroine of my upcoming paranormal romance, Her Wish, being published by SMP Swerve. She falls in love with a sexy, charismatic and challenging Genie – after a few obstacles, of course!
Please ask yourself a question you wish interviewers would ask but never do and answer that question.
Oooh. That’s tough. I guess nobody asks if authors are ever scared that their next book won’t be as good as the previous one. Having just finished the first draft of book 2 in my Genie series, I can answer that yes, at least one author worries about not being able to create the same magic with words as she did with the other books. The trick is to write through it – and prepare for the tougher editing stage!