Interview with Cassandra Morgan

What are your five favorite books, and why?
All of Tolkien's works: Classic world building
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: Inspirational
Harry Potter #1: Blending the modern world with a completely made up one in an entirely believable way
All Tamora Pierce works: how to write a realistic medieval world that is not overwhelming
Nora Roberts: Jewels of the Sun: Sexy, modern fairy tale, escape
What do you read for pleasure?
My friends' books. Lots of fantasy. I've started reading more Mystery.
But, you can never go wrong with your favorite books when you just want something familiar. The Children of Hurin is that for me. I could read that book forever.
Describe your desk
Organized Chaos.
Covered in sticky notes and day old, empty yogurt containers. There is also usually a cat somewhere.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Small town in Ohio.
My childhood felt so boring compared to the cool cities and towns I read about or saw in movies/TV.
It inspired me to learn about as many cultures and ecosystems as I could. I am still learning and it's one of my favorite things to do.
When did you first start writing?
Before I actually knew how to write.
One of my earliest memories is pounding out gobbledy-gook on my Uncle's typewriter, and then rushing into the next room and making all the grown-ups listen to the stoemry I had just "written."
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is based off the games my friends and I made up and role-played after school in the woods behind our subdivision.
Sound familiar?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I am a control freak. Having the freedom to brand myself and my books the way I want was important to me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Seeing what twists and turns my brain creates as I am writing, and how it all ties back in to my main outline.
It's like a planned road trip with some unplanned stops along the journey.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I wouldn't be here without them. I certainly write what I love, but I also write to inspire people. I want my writing to make a difference, even if its just for one person. I want that for my fans more than anything.
What are you working on next?
I am finishing the sequel to Prophecy. Then I have a fun mystery novella planned while that book is with my beta readers and editor.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I do a lotnof volunteer work with many rescues in my area.
It's not uncommon for me to spend about 9 months out of the year getting up every 2 hours to feed my orphaned foster kittens.
Published 2016-08-25.
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Books by This Author

Prophecy - The Kingdoms of Chartile Book One
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 111,580. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Best friends Jayson, Jack and Leo are believed to be the reincarnated souls of Chartile's ancient Kings. They have been prophesied to right the wrongs of this strange land, a land very unlike their home of Swansdale, Ohio.These fourteen year old's are thrust into a world of secrets, elves and dwarves.Finding a way home is the least of their worries. Defining right from wrong is only the beginning