What was the first book you ever wrote and what inspired you?
Alyssa’s Redemption is the first romance novel I’ve written. I have always been a fan of the romance genre and wanted to write something there. When the idea for Alyssa’s Redemption started brewing in my mind, I started jotting notes. Cameron was just too good to not write and share with the world. He was truly my inspiration for this novel.
Can you tell us about your work including titles and share your amazon links?
As of right now, Alyssa’s Redemption is the only novel I have written and it is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes, Scribd, Page Foundry and Lulu. I am currently working on the second novel in the series, Jake’s Redemption which will be followed by Eric’s Redemption. I also have another series in the works called The One That Got Away Series (TOTGA) which will be a series of stand-alone novels and can be read in any order. I am really excited about that series.
Alyssa’s Redemption Part One (FREE): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KAHPQJS
Alyssa’s Redemption Part Two ($3.99): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KAI06NS
Alyssa’s Redemption Full Novel ($3.99): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K1D49JE
What drew you in to the romance genre?
I have always been a fan of romance since I was a young child. I used to get caught reading trashy romance novels in elementary school when I was supposed to be doing classroom reading. Since my grades were so high, I didn’t get into trouble for it but it seems only natural that I’d end up writing romance as an adult since it’s been a long-time part of my life.
Is romance your favorite genre to read as well as write?
Not necessarily. I am a fan of many genres. It really depends on the mood I’m in at the time. I love a good fantasy or fantasy romance novel. I am a huge fan of authors such as Stephen King, Lisa Jackson, Rick Riordan and Catherine Coulter which tells you that my interests span widely across different genres.
Can you tell me something about yourself that may surprise your readers?
I’m a pretty open book. I grew up in the city but now live out in the country and love it. I am a roller coaster junkie but cannot stand to be upside down. I love to dance, read, write, spend time with my family and friends, craft and watch movies. I am the arts & crafts leader for my kids’ local 4-H group as well. I don’t know if any of that surprises anyone but I can tell you, not much of it is where I imagined my life going when I was growing up! LOL
Are you excited to be a part of the upcoming Ropin Romance event?
YES! This event is fantastic and I look forward to meeting lots of new authors I haven’t read before as well as introducing myself and my book to new readers! Thank you so much Melly for this wonderful opportunity!
What do you do to help with writers block?
Normally my writing just flows from within, like a movie playing out in my head that I have to write out for others to experience. Writer’s block is a new thing for me recently and I’m learning different ways to handle it. So far, the technique that worked the best was to lie down at night, close my eyes and picture my characters in my head, running through the last scene that I wrote them in. When I did that, they naturally progressed into the next scene and my block was broken.
If you had to choose three words to describe what type of writer you are what would they be?
Realistic, Fluid & Imaginative
What is your author pen name and do you have more than one?
Karly Morgan is my pen name. I also write YA Fantasy/Paranormal Romance under my real name of Cheryl Davis.
If you had to pick a favorite author who would it be?
This is such a hard question because I can’t narrow it down to just one author! I am a fan of multiple authors! I have several go-to authors who always pick me up when I’m down such as Chrissy Peebles, Erica Stevens, and Danielle Bourdon.
Since many of the readers that will be seeing this interview and participating in the takeover will be new fans. If you had to describe your writing style and books in a single sentence what would it be?
I believe in writing characters and stories that are realistic and down to Earth while showing the reader that you can still find love while breaking down walls, shattering doubts and overcoming obstacles.