Morgan Smith

Biography

Morgan Smith has been a goatherd, an artist, a landscaper, a weaver, a bookstore owner, a travel writer and an archaeologist, and she will drop everything to go anywhere, on the flimsiest of pretexts. Writing is something she has been doing all her life, though, one way or another, and now she thinks she might actually have something to say.

Smashwords Interview

What made you start writing?
In a way, I've been writing all my life. I just didn't always get it down on paper...
But "A Spell in the Country" was written in the 90's, after I got a dare from a publisher's rep, when I owned my bookstore. They'd sent us this advance copy of a really dreadful novel - I mean nobody who tried could get past about page 2, and believe me, we tried! I told him it wasn't worth the death of even one tree, and he made all these apologetic/defensive statements about it being pretty hard to write a novel.
I said that it might be hard to write a GOOD novel, but that just writing any old novel obviously wasn't that hard. And he dared me to write one - good or bad.
About nine months later, I typed "The End" into my computer and there we were.
You started out by writing fantasy, and that's where your heart seems to lie, so "Flashbacks" is a big departure for you. What made you want to write a memoir?
I think it was partly (cough) age. You really do get to a point where you realize that half the people you know didn't live through the same things or times.
But I also think that the sixties still have some lessons to teach us. And it was a rollicking, no-holds-barred good time, we shouldn't forget that. People seem to have lost that ability to just plunge into the world and into the future with hope. I wanted to let people - younger people, I guess - know that it's okay to do this. That you can take a few risks.That you should take them. That's what life is for.
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Where to find Morgan Smith online


Videos

Averraine Cycle Book Trailer
An introduction to the world of Averraine

Flashbacks Trailer
Remember the 60s? Well, I do...and I don't...

Books

The Shades of Winter A Novel of the Averraine Cycle
Series: The Averraine Cycle. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,130. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
A group of aging sea raiders go out for one last mission of revenge, and get a whole lot more than they bargained for.
Easy Meat
Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban
(5.00)
Anthropology meets the real world, in a pre-apocalyptical myth in the making.
On Tollswitch Hill Stories from the Averraine Cycle
Series: The Averraine Cycle. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,720. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fans of “A Spell in the Country” and “Casting in Stone” will love these stand-alone tales from the world of the Averraine Cycle An unholy brew of remorse and redemption, in a world where the magic doesn’t always go the way you planned.
No Good Deed
Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(5.00)
Maybe it isn’t such a good idea to walk in another man’s shoes.
A Spell in the Country A Novel of the Averraine Cycle
Series: The Averraine Cycle. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,030. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00)
What if you weren’t what heroes are made of? What if your life was an open book, with no shadows on it? What if you were just an ordinary soldier, with ordinary skills and ordinary goals? What if you weren’t “The Chosen One” but still had to try to save the world?
Casting In Stone A Novel of the Averraine Cycle
Series: The Averraine Cycle. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,040. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00)
They said ill winds blew at her back. They said she was cursed, a hex, a jinx, a hissing in the dark. And it was true: everywhere she went, no matter what she did, misfortune seemed to follow in her wake. But that, of course, wasn’t the worst of it.
Flashbacks (an unreliable memoir of the '60s)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: June 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00)
A collection of memories about growing up hippie in Toronto, during one of the most interesting periods of the 20th century. Not to mention the sex, drugs and rock and roll…
The Plague Village - An English Adventure
Price: Free! Words: 950. Language: Canadian English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals, Essay » Sociology
(5.00)
A lighthearted look at a day in the English countryside. Morgan Smith is, among many other things, an archaeologist and a travel writer. Her advice for an excursion into the wilds of Yorkshire? Take a map, and your sense of humor. And never rely on a native guide...

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Smashwords book reviews by Morgan Smith

  • Multiverse Superhero in Waiting on May 18, 2015

    It's kind of YA (protagonist is a 16 year old boy), it's fast-paced and light, and reminiscent in a bizarre way, of Terry Pratchett. It's also really weird, but in a good way. The author also has one of the best author interviews ever, which is what induced me to buy it. I wish he had a sample chapter or two, and he definitely needs an FB page or a blog or something, because he seems like an interesting guy. Also, it's under-priced. Get it now, because I suspect he may realize what a good book this is and charge more.
  • Questing Beast on Jan. 08, 2016

    That was oddly adorable. It's what I always love about Ilona Andrews: there's the weird, and weirder, and the entirely lovable. Not to mention happy endings.