AN INTERVIEW WITH PARANORMAL ROMANCE AUTHOR, MARY MORGAN
ABOUT MARY MORGAN
Award-winning Celtic paranormal romance author, Mary Morgan resides in Northern California, with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.
Mary’s passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. She spent far too much time daydreaming and was told quite often to remove her head from the clouds. It wasn’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling—writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.
Welcome to a world of medieval romances, which will sweep you across time to the Highlands of Scotland and the shores of Ireland. Where warriors will fight for redemption and for the women they love. This is the world of the Dragon Knights of Scotland!
I was very happy when Mary agreed to answer a few questions for this interview. I hope you enjoy it.
WHEN DID YOU REALIZE OR DECIDE YOU WANTED TO BE A WRITER?
Ever since I was a young girl, I’d make up stories in my head. Often times, I was told to stop daydreaming and pay attention. Yet the stories lived inside me—my mind was my playground. Many, many decades later, the stories I dreamed about took shape on my first trip to Scotland. By the time Borders Books closed (where I worked for almost 14 years), I had created several of the Dragon Knights’ stories. It was time to let the world read them. In truth, I’ve always thought of myself as a bard. There’s always a story swirling within my mind.
CAN YOU PINPOINT THE MOMENT ON YOUR TRIP TO SCOTLAND IN 2000 WHEN YOUR ORDER OF THE DRAGON KNIGHTS and the LEGENDS OF THE FENIAN WARRIORS SERIES WERE BORN?
Definitely, Sharon! Almost twenty years later, I can recall the moment with clarity. I was sitting on a boulder in the Highlands of Scotland at twilight, surrounded by the magic and mists of the land. I could hear the ghosts and battles of the past. My mind started to weave these stories about dragons, highlanders and ancient Fae warriors. Furthermore, on the second half of my trip, I visited Ireland. As I wandered the soft rolling hills in various shades of green, the land spoke to my soul and urged me to place the Dragon Knights here, too. It would be several more years before I decided on both countries—Scotland and Ireland as part of my stories. A perfect solution to a problem I had been debating on for the Dragon Knights.
IF YOU WEREN’T WRITING SCOTTISH HIGHLAND STORIES, WHAT WOULD YOU BE WRITING?
Ahh… Interesting question. I’ve often pondered writing fairytales for children. Yet I have so many stories screaming for my attention, that I don’t see any of the fairytales coming to fruition. For now, I’m happy to announce I’m writing a new set of stories based on Norse mythology. They’re set in northern Scotland and the Orkney Islands.
IF YOUR BOOKS WERE MADE INTO A TV SERIES, WHO WOULD YOU WANT TO PLAY YOUR HANDSOME LEADING MEN AND WOMEN.
With all the stories I’ve written, I’ve only envisioned two actors to play a couple of my heroes. Strange, right? Well here are my two: Richard Armitage as Duncan MacKay from Dragon Knight’s Sword. His eyes have a depth—a certain haunting gaze that Duncan carried for most of the story. Alexander Skarsgard as Conn MacRoich from Quest of a Warrior. From the moment Conn stepped forth in my first book, Dragon Knight’s Sword, my mind drew forth the image of Alexander. It’s the way this actor moves, and those eyes say it all—mirrors to the soul.