Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Guest Author Interview: Vanessa Morgan

Please welcome today's guest author Vanessa Morgan.  Vanessa is the author of Drowned Sorrow and The Strangers Outside.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

I began writing fiction about ten years ago. Before that I was mainly into journalism.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

I’ve been fascinated with everything paranormal and horror since I was just a baby. I don’t even know where it comes from; I just know it’s been there ever since I was born.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

I’d like to have all of them: being invisible, reading people’s minds, talking with the dead… But I can only choose one, right? Then it’ll be talking with animals. I have a very special relationship with the animals in my life and I know that there’s so much more to them then what I currently know. Oh, and I’d like to be able to cure people and animals miraculously. Who wouldn’t?

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

  I believe that Drowned Sorrow and The Strangers Outside are downright creepy. Up until now, there hasn’t been one review that didn’t mention the creepy and crawly atmosphere of my books.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

They are actually being made into a movies as we speak. The Strangers Outside is a French production starring Pierre Lekeux and Iulia Alexandra Nastase. The filming has already started and the result looks exciting. I’ve posted photos of the filming locations on my blog at here and another set of photos of the film shoot here.

The movie rights to Drowned Sorrow have been sold too. According to the latest news, Drew Barrymore is slated to direct. I’m not sure who’s going to play the lead though, but I have to admit that actress Naomi Watts was the role model for Megan when I wrote Drowned Sorrow.

The Strangers Outside by Vanessa Morgan.

Two sisters, Jennifer and Louise, return to their remote holiday cabin after a day at the seaside. But little do they know they're being surrounded. Shortly after their arrival, the girls will come face to face with THE STRANGERS OUTSIDE. When the assailants make their intentions known, things take a shockingly terrible turn and an intense battle for survival will begin.

Thank you Vanessa for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Vanessa Morgan and her books, please visit her website.


  1. Thank you for introducing me to Vanessa Morgan and her writing. Thanks to Vanessa for sharing here. I'm definitely going to get her books.
    All the best,

  2. Super interview, Vanessa. Guess I'll have to add your books to my ever growing pile of 'to be read' books. Congratulations on the movies. Wish you the best of luck.
    E.J. Awesome as usual.

  3. @RKCharron - Thank you. The interview was really fun to do. I hope you'll enjoy Drowned Sorrow and The Strangers Outside.

    @tlynnetolles - Thank you so much. I'm glad you added my books to your TBR pile :)

  4. I just love the cover of The Strangers Outside. Thanks for sharing Vanessa and EJ!

  5. Vanessa, such great news for the book movie deals! I'm anxious to see how they make them transfer over to the big screen! How cool is that? !!

    Human Blend

  6. I have read The Strangers Outside, which had me checking my windows more often than usual. I'm currently almost halfway through with Drowned Sorrow. I can attest that they are both very creepy in a very classic horror movie kind of way, which in my opinion are the best kind.

    Thanks for the great interview!

  7. I think I will have to my "to read" list "The Strangers Outside". I'll add it to my goodreads list when I'm done here. Thanks for the interview. I enjoyed learning about the books and author.

  8. Thanks Vanessa and EJ for a very interesting interview. Some more titles for my TBR list I would think! :-)

  9. @Shellie - I'm happy you like the cover of The Strangers Outside. The cover designer is Allan Beurms and I'm currently working with him on a comic book series starring my cat Avalon.

    @Lori - I'm very excited too about those movie deals. I've already seen some footage from The Strangers Outside and I can assure you that the strangers look really creepy.

    @Lou Rhode - I liked your review on The Strangers Outside. Looking forward to reading what you think of Drowned Sorrow.

    @Lisa - Thank you for adding The Strangers Outside to your TBR pile.

    @TheSecretWriter - Thank you. I enjoyed being here.

    @EJ - Thanks for the opportunity.

  10. I think your next book could be about this THere are a lot of good ideas!