Interview with historical and fantasy novelist Adrianna Morgan

I’m happy to introduce historical romance and fantasy author Adrianna Morgan today. She’s doing a virtual book tour for her novel Once Upon A Fairytale Princess.
Bio:
Adrianna
Morgan was born in the Bahamas. Of both West Indian and African ancestry, she
was exposed to the shadowy world of the supernatural at a young age. She was
blessed with a mother that knew the importance of a good ghost story making her
fascinated by anything that goes bump in the night. Adrianna is obsessed with
werewolves, vampires and demons, oh my! A Marine Biology teacher by day, she is
still intrigued by the weird and the unusual.
Currently,
she has 10 books on Amazon and has challenged herself to write one full novel
per month this year, although she admits she is ready to throw in the towel.
Almost.
Adrianna
writes urban fantasy, erotica, and romance. Visit her at
http://adriannamorgan.com for more of her books.
Welcome, Adrianna. Please tell us
about your current release.
Once Upon A Fairytale Princess is based upon the premise that all
the fairytales we know are snippets of one woman’s life. The Princess, in this
case, is a noblewoman by the name of Ella Fitzpatrick, whose family has lost
everything. To make ends meet, she quietly works as a seamstress until her
father boasts that she is so good, she could probably spin straw into gold. Cue
the royal family hearing of the claim and putting her to the test. The book
also contains elements of Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Rapunzel, and Snow
White, with a bit of magic thrown in.

Blurb:
In a matter of moments, Ella Fitzpatrick’s life went from bad to worse.
Her father’s boast pits her against every seamstress in the village all vying
for the ultimate prize—guest of honor at the Prince’s ball. Once there, Ella
catches the eye of the charming prince and manages to make a powerful enemy;
one who is not above using magic to aid her quest. Now Ella is on the run, chasing
the very villain who killed her mother ten years ago and who may be trying to
kill her now. The only thing stopping Ella is her lack of knowledge about her
own magical background—and Hunter, the Prince’s brooding bodyguard. Hunter Kirk
has been in love with Ella since she promised to marry him when they were
children. Now she is pledged to his Prince and someone might be trying to kill
her. He has to get to her before the last Fitzpatrick sorceress is killed—and
he loses his chance to tell her how much he loves her.
What inspired you to write this book?
I love
fairytales. I always have. Fairytales gave me the ability, as a kid, to
traverse foreign lands and play with magic. It had always been something which
fascinated me. As I grew older, my love of fairytales did not diminish, instead
I moved on to encompass world mythology, finally adding it as a concentration
to my Biology degree in college. I wanted to write a book in which all the
fairytale characters knew each other and were perhaps friends and the book
evolved into this one.
What exciting story are you working on
next?
Right now,
I am working on a new series titled, “The House of Valnak.” I am going back to
my fantasy roots and reinventing (I hope) the vampire genre, just a bit. The
first book is called Reyna: The Assassin
and is a bit like “Underworld” meets “Van Helsing” with a bit more romance and
treachery.
When did you first consider yourself a
writer?
I still
don’t. I still get a bit uncomfortable when someone introduces me as a writer. Writers
write because it is a job. I do it because I love it. I guess I could say I
became a writer the minute I finished my first book and make a concerted effort
to get it published. But even now, I still get flustered hearing my name and
“writer” in the same sentence.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
I do not
write full time. I am a high school teacher by day and a full-time doctoral
graduate student. I would like to add that I am a mother, but since my only
child has four legs, that may be stretching it a bit. I have a very intense
schedule and as such, everything has to be written down and penciled in. I try
to write (on average) about 5 pages per day, even if it is pure drivel, I can
always sort through it later. On weekends, I try to double-up and in between
doctoral papers and grading papers for my own students, I try to write at least
one chapter. Needless to say, I spend a lot of time at the computer!
What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?
Most of my
stories have a fairytale at the core. If you look closely you’ll see it there,
nestled cozily. I’ve also been told I speak like a teenager. I guess I am
around them so often, it rubs off. *sigh*
As a child, what did you want to be
when you grew up?
Apart from
the classics (doctor, lawyer, astronaut and teacher) I wanted to be a Marine
Biologist. Even studied Marine Biology in college. Got out into the real world
and realized that most Marine Biologists are glorified lab assistants and
technicians. If I wanted to work with Shamu, I should’ve studied Psychology in
college (according to SeaWorld)?
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
Books two
and three of my “Blue Moon” trilogy will be released December 2012 and January
2013, respectively.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing a little bit about yourself and your writing. Happy touring!

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