Sunday, 11 December 2016

Newsletter #2

Hi Everyone, I would first like to thank you for your support, likes, retweets, comments and shares for my first newsletter which I did in June. I am always shocked and so happy when people read my reviews and posts, it makes my day and having so much great feedback on my first newsletter was the same. So before I pass you over to the lovely and talented guest author who was kind enough to do a Q&A for my second newsletter, I would like to say a big thank you to my amazing sister Becca Jayne from Pretty Little Memoirs for her support, Blake from Head of Zeus who helped arrange for Diney Costeloe to be on my first ever newsletter and Diney herself, I loved writing the questions and I was so excited to have an amazing author on my first newsletter as well as my second. I hope you all enjoy this newsletter as much as the first, so I will now pass you over to the lovely SHANE MORGAN!!

Hi Shane, thank you so much for joining me for my second newsletter, I am so excited to ask you questions about your books and reading in general as well. Your newest book, ‘Good Company’ has not long be released. How did you come up with the storyline?
Ans: Good Company is an interracial romance novel that I’ve been working on since last year, but actually feels like forever lol. It’s about two people working in the architecture industry with a shared love for design and the desire to find happiness. I get ideas randomly when it comes to my stories. Sometimes it’s while watching TV, doing the dishes, cooking, listening to music, in the middle of a conversation, and so on. I love writing young adult fiction, but I’ve wanted to write adult contemporary for a while now and the reason why I never released Good Company in July is because I want to give my readers a story that they can enjoy and one that is not rushed. 

You write both New Adult and Young Adult novels, is there one you prefer better than the other and if so why?
Ans: That’s tough! I love the Young Adult genre because I get to experience so many things that I never got to do in my teens, except for shoot fire from my body like Natasha and company in the Unresisting trilogy lol. But the same can be said for New Adult. I spent a lot of time being too serious and worrying about disappointing my family instead of just living life to the fullest. So I guess not really, I don’t prefer one over the other. I just explore different things in each.  

You have several more books coming out between this year and next year. Would you be able to tell us a bit about them?
Ans: I can only talk about Good Company as of now. For the other books that I’m working on, those are under wraps until I’m near finished or know for sure where I’m going with the stories and can tell people about them.

When reading do you go for books like you write or something completely different?
Ans: I often look for something different, but I don’t mind reading books similar to mine. Reading helps to open the mind and inspire me to write more and write better, and I just love to read in general and don’t want to limit myself to one genre. 

What would your favourite book be and why?
Ans: That’s hard! I have so many favorites. But if I have to pick a few, I’d say Pride & Prejudice, the Pretty in Black series, Nevermore trilogy, and Something Strange & Deadly trilogy. The only light one in this list is P&P because come on, it’s Jane Austen, and she was an incredible writer who delivered stories that to this day remain classics. I absolutely love the other three because they’re darker and have a gothic vibe, and I enjoy eerie books that allure me and pull me into the setting and the plot. If you haven’t read these books, I highly recommend doing so. 

Who is your favourite authors?
Ans: Kelly Creagh, Rae Hachton , Susan Dennard, Renee Carlino, and of course, Jane Austen.

What is your writing day like?
Ans: I rarely write in the day, mostly edit. I find that I write better late at night, sometimes into the wee hours until sunrise. 

I know that you wrote a number of your books in a month, how hard is it to do and what would you say is the best and worst thing about it?
Ans: Actually, the only time I finish a book in one month is when I’m doing nanowrimo lol. It’s definitely hard because you have to fight to turn off that inner critic and the urge to go back and re-write constantly. The best thing about it is that you keep challenging yourself as a writer and tune in deeper into your creative side. The worst thing about it, the book may still feel like a draft so you can’t just have it edited and release it after finishing at the end of the month. 
Truth be told, I rather spend three months, sometimes years, writing a book. I think the Unresisting trilogy is the longest time that I’ve taken. I completed the first one in a year and a half, the second came out three years later, and I’m slowly working on the third. The thing about taking your time, it’s best to not rush to release something that’s not ready, and your efforts will shine through on every page because you took the time to write the best story you can.

Thank you so much for answering my questions and being in my newsletter. I can’t wait to read what you write next!
Thank YOU for considering me! Great interview. I hope you’ll enjoy my next release.
 
Bio:
Shane Morgan is a bestselling author of Young Adult and New Adult fiction. She enjoys contemporary, fantasy, romance, and horror. Shane currently lives in Rhode Island with her husband, where she spends her days blogging, writing and listening music.
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