Author Interview with Morgan Wylie

What is your writing process?
It’s a little haphazard sometimes due to my little 4yo writing buddy, but my best writing times are usually when I get out of the house so I have no other “domestic distractions”. I love writing at local coffee shops and sometimes libraries. I have a playlist that I listen to for “mood music” to get me in my zone, then I go for it. I try to outline, but I’m more of a “go with it” writer–also known as a “pantser”. I know where I want to go but the how of it I usually leave open to the muse.

Who or what influences your writing?
Like I mentioned above, music often influences the tone of my writing.

What do you consider your best accomplishment?
Other than my daughter, my first book Silent Orchids is my best accomplishment. It may not be my best writing as I hope to continue to grow over the years, but it’s my best because it was the culmination of several years of working and dreaming and seeing that become an actual book. It was physical evidence of my dream come true 

How have personal experiences influenced your writing?
Even though in my writing (as it is fantasy so far) the events are not ones I’ve personally gone through, the emotions are ones that come from my own experiences. Raw emotions of loss, loneliness, heartache, betrayal, self-discovery, hope, faith, love, etc. come from my own vats of experiences.

What’s the best thing about being an author?
For me, it’s the journey of the story. I’m learning and growing with each character. It’s discovering a new personality, a new adventure, rejoicing with each success and grieving with each loss. It’s the ability to create something that is special to me and to be able to share it with someone else that might find meaning or even simply enjoyment in it.

Which authors inspire you?
Oh so many! Just to name a few: Quinn Loftis, Chelsea Fine, Samantha Young, Heather Hildenbrand, R.K. Ryals, Lizzy Ford, Jamie Magee, Julia Crane, and so many more!

What is your favorite genre to read? Write?
I love to read and write fantasy and paranormal. I think because mainly when I started reading again awhile back it was because of some difficult situations in my life and I needed an escape. But I rediscovered my love for those genres and never get tired of them! I also love the idea of things that are out of our range of reality, to believe that there is something else out there or even right next door 😉

What is the hardest thing about writing?
Having too many ideas at once and not being able to work on them all at once, lol.

What is your favorite quote?
I love quotes! One of my favorites is: “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney

What advice would you give to your younger self?
Keep dreaming and don’t let others tell you what you can’t do or shouldn’t do and be yourself

What would you like to say to your readers?
Thank you. Thank you for taking a chance on my stories… on me. I may have given my stories wings, but you are the currents that let them soar. I will forever be grateful.

Morgan Wylie, originally from the Pacific Northwest, now resides near Nashville, TN with her husband and daughter. She and her husband work everyday at their individual and combined creative pursuits while she learns to balance being “Mama”, wife, and mediator to the many voices and muses constantly chattering in her head.

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