Name: Morgan Wylie
Social media links: Web: http://morganwylie.net
Twitter/Instagram handle: @MWylieBooks
Purchase Links: Amazon Page Barnes and Noble Page iBooks Page
Latest Release: MATHER (The Tangled Web Book 2)
Genre: I write YA Fantasy, NA, and Adult Paranormal Romance
Please answer at least 5 questions from below!
1. To start things off, why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself, your books?
Hi! I live in Washington state (with a 3 year stint in Nashville, TN) and am
married to a fantastic musician husband and have a very ambitious and busy 7yo
daughter. I write both young adult and adult. I’ve dabbled in contemporary but
almost everything else I write is fantasy or paranormal; that’s my favorite to write
2. Where do you come up with the ideas for your stories? A lot of times, they hit me
upside my head, lol. But truly from all over, but especially nature.
3. Do you see yourself writing in the same genre? How important or not important is
including romance in what you write? I already write in a couple different genres
(YA fantasy and then also Adult paranormal) and I love the diversity. All my
writing has some elements of romance whether light and innocent, or as in the
case of my adult books a little more hot and heavy.
4. This is something I’m always curious about, probably because I’m so picky about
it when I write, but how do you choose names for your characters? Is it whatever
comes to mind, or do they have meaning? In my Alandria books, almost all the
names have meaning (something to do with their character) and/or I try to keep
them sounding in the same regional dialect for where they are located in the world
(not many people know that). In my Tangled Web books, it was more because I
liked them and each character more or less introduced itself to me with their name
and their personality.
5. How do you choose the titles for your books? And do the titles usually come
before or after you’ve written the novels?
6. Who’s your favorite villain from your books? Who is it and why? This is a tough
one. Oddly, for me, the villains have been the easiest and most fun to write ~ I
don’t know why, lol. But I’ll say right now my favorite has been Black Widow
(no, not the girl from Marvel) from my Tangled Web series… she’s just very
creepy and you’re never sure what game she is playing at.
7. Do you have a favorite character from your books? Who is it and why? I’d have
to say one of my favorite characters is Halister from The Age of Alandria series.
He’s fun to write. Hal is playful and fun (ok he might be a bit of a “player” so to
speak, but it’s hard not to love him) and pretty good at deflecting his true
observational nature. Actually I really like Enock (from Tangled Web) too. If you
need to relax, he’s the one to help you learn how.
8. Can you tell us a bit about your writing process? How long does it usually take?
And is the process the same for each of your books?
9. What has been your favorite thing about being an author? That I get to create! I
get to create worlds and people. I get to work from home and be there for my
10. What are you currently working on? And what can we expect from you in the
future? Currently, I’m working on book 4 in The Age of Alandria series. I took a
little detour in working on the Tangled Web series, but it’s time to get back to it.
That should be out early 2017. I also have some fun projects slated for this next
year that I’m excited about, but can’t yet say 😉 I do hope to also make a debut
into middle grade this next year (we’ll see, time permitting).
11. What are you most looking forward to about visiting Boise Book Fest? Getting to
meet new friends and see some familiar faces too!
12. Before we say our goodbyes, can you tell us something random about yourself?
Just for funsies. And then that favorite character you mentioned– can you tell us
something random about them, too?
Lightening Round – Answer these question as fast as you can (Pick at least 5 of
these to answer):
Describe your books in 3 words: magical, adventurous, becoming
Favorite thing about your genre: anything can happen
A genre that I would love to write: middle grade
One thing readers would be surprised to know: my musician husband created an
original soundtrack for my first book, Silent Orchids.
When writing, night owl or morning person? morning
When I’m writing I must have: tea, music, and my notes
Pantser or Plotter? I have leaned to become a little of both (originally a pantser)
I’m currently reading: Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
My guilty pleasure: Twizzler Pull ‘n Peels and Hot Tamales; candy corn and
anything pumpkin flavored in the fall!
My favorite cover from my books: Love them all!
Which character from your books do you most identify with: Kaeleigh from
Number one book boyfriend is: Daegan from Alandria, but Enock from Tangled Web
is coming in on his heels
Next release, title and Dates: Book 4 in The Age of Alandria series, to release early
Thank you so, so much for dropping by! We’re super excited to have you at Boise Book
Fest on October 15 th , 2016.