Morgen Bailey


Based in Northamptonshire, England, Morgen Bailey lives and breathes writing. ‘Morgen with an E’ is an author, speaker, tutor, editor, and podcaster. As well as being a competition judge, she is a columnist for Writers’ Forum magazine.

Morgen’s fiction books include crime and mystery novels, and short story collections. They are mostly set against a Northamptonshire background, whether there is crime involved, a dog-detective that can talk, or a serial dater on a mission!

Her non-fiction works are aimed at all levels of writers whether beginners or those who want to refresh their skills – Morgen also tutors in person and has several online writing courses available. She runs her own mentor group on Facebook, very much a collaboration, and she invites all authors to join. Her Writer’s Block Workbooks are a go-to for every author.

When Morgen is not editing, speaking, reading, or writing, she's walking her dog, out with friends or at literary festivals. The only time she sits down and does nothing is at the cinema but even then she’s making mental notes!

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After Jessica
Price: Free! Words: 36,820. Language: British English. Published: December 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Meet Jessica, an ordinary woman who comes across extraordinary circumstances and pays for them with her life. As her brother Simon winds up her affairs, he gets more than he bargained for... Who is Alexis, and why are Veronica and Daniel searching for her? Why is there a roll of cash in Jessica's house, and what's the connection between Simon's sister and Alexis?

Smashwords book reviews by Morgen Bailey

  • A Coffin and Bubble Gum on Jan. 26, 2012

    I loved this. Quirky flash fiction is my favourite. And it's intimate with the reader - always a winner. Only lost a star because of a tense slip ('The girl gasp' should have been 'The girl gasped' - sorry, I'm a picky editor / writer :)).
  • The Black Sheep on Dec. 08, 2012

    Twins - one good, one bad. What's not to like? We're reflecting on Liza's past from her grown-up self but often get childlike glimpses which I loved. This story has such rich characters, humour and a great plot. I have Julie's 'One Night Stand' and brought it to the top of the pile because of this story. As writers we're often advised not to start characters' names with the same letter, or if you do make sure they sound different as Julie has done, but I knew someone who had four children, all starting with the same letter (Liam, Lola, erm...) and for me, although personally, this added an extra layer realism, plus my mum / aunt are twins so I could imagine the girls being them - I wonder which would have been which.