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?
Vanessa: I began writing fiction about ten years ago. Before that I was mainly into journalism.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Vanessa: 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?
Vanessa: 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.
Vanessa: 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?
Vanessa: 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.
E.J. Stevens is the author of the Spirit Guide young adult paranormal romance series, the Hunters' Guild urban fantasy series, and the award-winning Ivy Granger urban fantasy series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines.