Author Interview with Robin Morgan, author of I kissed a ghost

In a slight change to the usual format there is no review with this interview. but I’m sure you’ll all find Robin Leigh Morgan intriguing to say the least. Robin hails from NYC and has a husband and two cats.What is one thing that no-one would usually know about you?

As far as my writing is concerned, it would be my real name. Almost none of my friends know that I write anything at all.  I use a pen name and I don’t hide the fact I do, just look at my blogs or many of the social sites I’m on.

It’s not I don’t want to tell them, I don’t want to be bothered by them continuing asking for free copies. I believe many of my fellow authors will know what I’m talking about.

What did the best review you ever had say about you and your work?  

The best review my book has received was done by Micki Peluso, who is a professional reviewer and had posted her review of my book and Amazon and GoodReads.  Instead of taking up space here,  you can read the entire review on Goodreads

What did the worst review you ever had say about you and your work?  

The worst review has been by someone who didn’t buy or read the entire book. This individual said in their review on Amazon that:

“I was drawn to this book because it had all of those stars, five out of five, and thought it had some true merit. So much much for the star system. Maybe if I was under thirteen it’d be swell. Five out of five stars by every reader, and all of those “likes”- After two pages, I was puzzled. The author must have a lot of relatives.”

As you can tell this individual never bother to look at the intended audience for the book, or even notice the cover for the book.

Are the names of your characters important to you?

None of the names of any of my characters have any importance to me. They’re merely the most popular names individuals would have for their age. Any author can do the same thing; all that needs to be done is to check with Social Security on their website.  When I started to write I Kissed a Ghost, I did a two posts regarding this matter on my website.

How did you choose a title for your book?

Selecting a title for a book had been a very challenging experience for me; but after wracking my brain over it, I decided to merely summarize the premise for the entire story in as few words as possible until I had something which could be used as the title for my book. Hence, since the story is about a girl [Mary] and her kissing the ghost [George] she had living in her house, the story had to be called, I Kissed a Ghost.

Do you have any hints or tips for aspiring writers?                             

I’d tell them never give up living your dream of becoming a writer, as you can from reading about me, I never did.  Before you start looking for a publisher or even an agent you MUST have your manuscript edited, granted the editor you select might miss a few minor points, but at least it’s now in a much more presentable condition.  Publishers want manuscript which can be easily edited by their own editing staff, without them having to correct countless misspellings and grammatical errors.

Are you jealous of other writers?

Of course I’m jealous of other writers, especially when they’re able to sell tens of thousands of books, simply because their name is________, and especially when they’ve never written anything before. The vast majority of us authors have to struggle to get each copy of their book sold, especially online; as well as being able to get their books onto the shelves of brick and mortar bookstores.

Where do you find your inspiration?

To tell the truth the whole story has been one of pure imagination, as I wrote it, I saw different ways of letting the story develop, and chose one which I felt could be built upon. In the beginning I did have a skeleton of an outline for the storyline and nothing more. Think of the Gene Wilder singing Pure Imagination in the movie Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

What is the book that you wished you had written?

Without a doubt or any hesitation I’d have to say the Harry Potter series.

If you could commit the perfect murder where would you hide the body? 

Hmmm. This is a very intriguing question in trying to get into my psyche.  I’d make sure there was no trace of the body whatsoever. I’d start by placing the body in some sort of container containing concentrated hydrochloric acid; it there are any bones remaining, they’d be grind into a fine powder and sprinkle on the lawn of the deceased.

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I Kissed a GhostWhere can you find out more about Robin and buy her book?

I kissed a Ghost is available in both paperback and Kindle format from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

You can also meet Robin on her blog at http://www.mypennameonly.webs.com, on her Facebook page at facebook.com/TheThirdSilhouette, on Twitter at twitter.com/mypennameonly and on GoodReads at  goodreads.com/RobinLeighMorgan

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3 thoughts on “Author Interview with Robin Morgan, author of I kissed a ghost

  1. Robin Leigh Morgan says:

    Hi Linda

    First THANKS for having me here on the proverbial “hot seat”. It’s been such a long time since you’ve interviewed that I’d forgotten about it.

    As an update, I’m in the midst of writing my second romance novel; a still untitled Contemporary romance with a paranormal element running through parts of the storyline. As of the other day I’ve written 34 chapters consisting of 234 format pages [single-spaced 6″x9″ pages, like those you find in an actual book] and approximately 68,400 words.

    I’ve rewritten three of the Five Sentence Fictions [FSF] I’ve done from the prompt words Lillie McFerrin has given on her blog to make them more appropriate for one of the themes of the anthology they’ve been accepted for. And I’ve just submitted a fourth item which is an original FSF, and I’m waiting to her a decision on its status.

    I’d love to hear from your readers..

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