Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Interview with romantic suspense author Morgan K. Wyatt

Today I have an interview with romantic suspense author Morgan K. Wyatt. She’s chatting about writing, and in particular, her new novel Suspicious Circumstances: Love or Deception.

During her virtual book tour, Morgan will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice) gift card to a lucky winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too.

Morgan K Wyatt, raised on a steady diet of superheroes, believed she could fly at a very young age. After using trees, barn lofts, sliding boards, and even a second story window as launch pads, she found her flying skills were limited to fast and downward. By the age of nine, her dreams to be a superhero needed some modifications, which caused her to turn to writing and horseback riding as alternatives to flying.

At the age of twenty, she had another chance at superhero greatness as being one of the few female soldiers trained for combat. The fact that women will be able to serve in combat soon indicates that all the witnesses to the grenade incident have retired. The grenade incident didn’t prevent her two sons or daughter-in-law from enlisting in the service. Having different last names probably helped.

Morgan recently retired from teaching special needs students to write fulltime, instead of in the wee hours of the night. With the help of her helpful husband and loyal hound, she creates characters who often grab plot lines and run with them. As for flying, she prefers the airlines now.

Welcome, Morgan. Please tell us about your current release.
Love or Deception is a romantic suspense. Amy is convinced love isn’t part of her life. Her job in a top-secret chemical warfare project doesn’t leave her time for socialization. A delicious twist of fate has her bumping into her future husband at a conference. A whirlwind courtship and a beach wedding leaves Amy deliriously happy. Her only issue is her husband and memory both go missing at the same time. The worst part is no one can remember ever meeting her husband.

What inspired you to write this book?
I wondered what would be the worst thing that could happen to a woman who never expected to fall in love, but did.

Excerpt from Love or Deception:
Pushing off the bed, he stood and walked toward her, placing both hands on her shoulders. “You have no clue how beautiful you are. I find your intelligence incredibly alluring, but I think Dirk was interested in you because you were the only female in the building who wasn’t panting after him.”

He called her beautiful again. Not the most effusive compliment she’d ever received, but then she hadn’t received many. All her compliments dealt with her work as opposed to her appearance. Theron didn’t employ models for their research. The chemicals used in the labs, along with safety features, made flowing hair, skirts, and even cosmetics undesirable. Of course, the skirts were more about the searches. No woman wanted to have the guard pushing the metal wand underneath her skirt during the twice-daily searches, even if in many ways, they were just drones for the company.

“That might have been true. I can’t recall why I went out with him. I do remember him to be lacking in intellect.”

Ryan’s lips twisted up in a smirk. “Yeah, that’s what all the women want in a guy. I am not totally sure if they care if he can talk.”

His hands still rested on her shoulders. It wasn’t uncomfortable. She considered it reassuring, but puzzling. Her memory might be lacking in many aspects, but she was sure they were not this touchy feely with each other. Ryan’s anxiety showed in the way he held his shoulders. Odd that she’d known that, but they’d been working together almost a third of her life. “What is it? There is something you want to say, and it’s troubling you.”

What exciting story are you working on next?
Several things are in process. I have a non-fiction dating book, which will be out soon. I’m also 75% done with a cozy mystery that I’m writing with my husband called The Painted Lady Inn Mystery Series.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Probably in junior high, when I had a poem published. Guess that made me more of a poet.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your workday like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
Currently, I substitute teach, but try to write a 1000 words before work. I edit after work. Whenever we drive somewhere as a couple, I take my computer and work in the car as my husband drives.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I do my best work in bed, with headphones on, and the curtains drawn. It cuts out distractions.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to fly like Superman and write, but I settled for just writing.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I have several public appearances coming up in April at the Jeffersonville, IN Author Faire, Zionsville, IN Author Faire, & Midwest Authors (Indianapolis). I love meeting readers.


Thanks, Morgan!

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

nurmawati djuhawan said...

thx u for hosting :)

Mai T. said...

Love the interesting excerpt!

morgan said...

Thanks for hosting me on your beautiful site.

morgan said...

Thanks Nurmawati for stopping by.

morgan said...

Hi Mai,

Glad you liked the excerpt. It's always hard to pick one that doesn't give too much of the story away. :)

MomJane said...

What a fascinating and unique concept for a story. I really enjoyed the excerpt.

Molly Daniels said...

Wonderful excerpt! Putting this on my TBB list and looking forward to seeing you next month in Indy:)

ptclayton said...

Wow a great excerpt and also i love your site you are one of the best for interviewing and also giving a descriptions of the books

Jennifer Jensen said...

Morgan, I love your bio - such fun to read! Loved the premise of the book, too, of course. Going on my TBR list.

And I can't believe you're in my neck of the woods! When is the Zionsville Author Faire?

Karen H said...

Enjoyed reading your interview today.

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the interview.

morgan said...

Hi Mom Jane,
Once you read the entire story you'll see how unique it is. I have to admit my husband help brainstorm it,

morgan said...

Hi Molly,
Looking forward to seeing you too. I'll be the one with boxes of books. LOL

morgan said...

PTC Layton
Thanks for your comment. Lisa's site is very helpful. :)

morgan said...

Hi Jennifer,
The Zionsville Author Faire is April 11th. There will be a couple dozen local authors there. Each one will donate a copy of their book to the library too. Hope to see you there.

morgan said...

Hi Karen,

I'm glad you enjoyed the interview. :) Thanks for stopping by.

morgan said...

Hi Rita,
Now I wondered what I said in the interview. Yes, I do forget these things. Hopefully, I didn't embarass the family too much. :)

Angela Adams said...

Enjoyed the interview!

morgan said...

Thanks Angela. I appreciate you dropping by.

karin said...

I enjoyed the interview in today's post

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed getting to know the author through the questions. Very interesting !

Anna Celeste Burke said...

great excerpt! Loved the bio, too! Cheers! Anna Burke

Unknown said...

I really enjoyed the interview! Good luck with your book!

Betul E. said...

I really liked the interview