Tell us about your publishing journey…
I started out publishing my book, Dark Fey The Reviled, through Kindle Direct Publishing. It was the easiest and fastest avenue to get my work ‘out there’, but I quickly realized that patience merits a far better publishing experience. Though I subsequently released my second book, Dark Fey Standing In Shadows, via KDP as well, I shortly thereafter withdrew both of them when I signed with a publisher, Creativia. I have found their SEO marketing expertise far superior to anything I could have accomplished on my own, but maintain my Indie Author freedom, which appeals to be greatly. I have the best of both worlds!
What do you love about being an author?
I love words, love painting pictures with lyrical expressions and detailed descriptions that transport readers wherever I wish to take them; so for me, being an Author is my calling. I have found the poetry I write touches people in ways I could never plan or anticipate and that is an immense blessing for a writer. I also love the freedom to do what it is that I enjoy, while earning a few pennies from it.
If you could have dinner with any literary character, who would it be and what would you eat?
It would more than likely be one of my own, I have to admit; as I do find them endlessly fascinating, but if I didn’t, my readers would not either. So I would have to say Gairynzvl or perhaps Evondair, or both…and we would enjoy a vegetarian meal of some sort beneath the eaves of the forest.
If your book was to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the leads?
I will confess, this is something I’ve actually thought about, because I have been told by more than a couple of readers that they can see Dark Fey as a movie. I tend to envision actors I am familiar with, like Tom Hiddleston as Gairynzvl, Scarlet Johansson as Ayla, and perhaps Chris Hemsworth as Mardan; however my characters are young, early to mid 20’s, so better suited might be Jennifer Lawrence as Ayla, Liam Hemsworth or even Jack O’ Connell as Gairynzvl and Freddie Stroma as Mardan or perhaps even better as Evondair.
Vampires – do you prefer them as sexy leads or blood hungry monsters?
The nice thing about vampires is you can have it both ways, really :)
If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why?
My interests have always centered around Regency Period England (the early 1800’s). I am actually working on a historical romance set in this period, so I would love to visit to gain a better understanding of the constraints of the day, which were many, and the culture, which was quite different from ours today.
What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner?
We Create our own Reality through what we Say and what we Believe. The Power of Positive Thought truly does Move Mountains.
If you were a supernatural creature, what would you be and why?
That’s easy, I’d be a Fey, of course, because I would love to live in Jyndari, even in its darkest moments, and have the gifts, not only of Flight, but the ability to read another’s thoughts, wield magic or bend light. It would be amazing.
Where do you write best?
Always at my laptop, in my writing room, often with music playing that is ethereal and mystical, rhythmic and very frequently tribal. Delerium gets played repeatedly, especially when I’m working on Dark Fey, or Brunuhville.
What was the last book you read, and what were your thoughts on it?
I recently read The Eternals by Richard M. Ankers, a vampire tale set in the distance future with a dystopian flavor and steampunk twists that really captured my imagination and left me anxious for book two of the trilogy, which is being released this autumn. His strong lead character was irresistible! (who just happens to be both sexy and a blood-thirsty vampire)
If you didn’t write in your genre, which other would you prefer and why?
I love writing, it doesn’t really matter what genre it is. I have a work in progress that is Historical Fiction/Romance; I have written YA Romance/Fiction; Dystopian/Sci-Fi and even Children’s stories. Of course, I also write poetry. If it involves words, I will (most likely) write it.
Where can fans find you online?
All Things Dark Fey Website: http://allthingsdarkfey.wix.com/feyandmusings
Blog / website: www.booknvolume.com
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Cynthia-Morgan/e/B00JYJ0NEG
Dark Fey The Reviled on Amazon/Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Reviled-Dark-Fey-Book-ebook/dp/B00RZMVNQQ
Dark Fey The Reviled on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Fey-Reviled-Cynthia-Morgan/dp/1505413230
Dark Fey Standing In Shadows on Amazon US – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B018HF4HSA
Amazon UK – http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018HF4HSA
Readers Favorite 5-Star Review: https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/dark-fey/1
Delerium – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_xNJfMq1l3ce9_K8Esj7nw
Brunuhville – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZg2-TZBGrwRbuettVf10uw
The Eternals by Richard M Ankers https://www.amazon.com/Eternals-Richard-M-Ankers-ebook/dp/B01FVCE7O