Fiona Morgan recently published her second book, What's Mine, in April 2018. We wanted to sit down with the author and find out how life had changed since becoming an established author.
Did you always dream of becoming an author?
Writing was always something I had enjoyed doing, but never done anything about it. I had wanted to push myself to do something different again so my depression didn’t return. I told myself that if I didn’t do it, it wouldn’t get done, so buying a pad of paper and sticky notes, I sat down and wrote.
What was your first job?
My very first job was a Saturday job in a shoe shop, which fits in with me as I am a huge shoe lover.
How did you come about writing your book? Was that your intention or did you start writing for fun?
I started writing as a hobby; something I did for me. From there, I sent my manuscript out to see how it would get on and here I am, a published author.
What was your life like before you became an author?
My life before becoming an author was busy: bringing up my daughters, working and trying to find time for myself. Now I do all of that and write, making things even more busy but exciting.
Did you face any struggles before becoming an author? If so, how did you overcome them?
I suffered, and sometimes continue to suffer, from depression and writing has helped with this as I am doing it for me - to push myself to do something new, something I enjoy and something that other people are getting enjoyment from also.
Now that you are a published author, how has your life changed, if at all?
My life has changed since becoming a published author, mostly within myself. I am proud of what I have achieved, what I have pushed myself to achieve. It has also changed my confidence levels, increasing them, especially when I hear or read a great review.
Can you please describe a typical day in your life now?
A day for me starts about six thirty in the morning. I work in a college interpreting British Sign Language/English, so I fit in writing when I can. I arrive early at work to avoid most of the traffic, so get half an hour writing in with a coffee; after that, I try to do some more writing in my lunch hour before going back to class to interpret again. I arrive home about six in the evening and get started in the house, tidying up, getting washings on, doing dishes and making dinner. Once everyone is fed and watered, I sit down and try to do some more writing, or editing, depending on where I am in my manuscript. I write and ask my husband strange author questions until about ten thirty and then I head to bed.
What is your most memorable moment of your life as an author?
There have been many moments that are memorable as an author. Things like being accepted for publishing and seeing my words in print are beyond amazing but I think the time I was stopped in a ladies toilet to be asked if I was that author, then told how much they enjoyed my book, has to be the most surreal memorable moment.
In a few words, how would you review your experience with Pegasus Publishers?
I have enjoyed working with everyone at Pegasus. Anybody I have been in contact with have been friendly and approachable. The work everyone puts in is amazing and they always have excellent advice for me when I ask. I will be forever grateful to Pegasus and everyone involved for giving me my dream. Thank you.
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