Hello & welcome to today's author spotlight. I am so thrilled to have Morgan Rhodes on the blog today! I love her Falling Kingdom series. You've not yet read it, you are missing out. Morgan's newest release, Gathering Darkness was released earlier this month, and she's taking some time out of her crazy schedule to discuss her new release with me.
HI Morgan! Thank you for stopping by. I am so thrilled to have you on Mundie Moms. Congratulations on the release of Gathering Darkness, book three in your epic THE FALLING KINGDOM series. When it comes to writing a series, do you find it easier or more challenging to write each book?
I like how each of the characters have grown and evolved with each book in the series. My feelings towards some of the characters whom I may not at first have liked as much, have surprisingly changed the more I've gotten to know them. Which of your characters has surprised you the most in terms of how much they've changed since your first draft of book one through now?
Please excuse my fangirl comment, but I seriously LOVE your series. You have some pretty amazing characters you've introduced me to, you've created an awesome world I wish I could crawl through my book and visit, and you've got the perfect blend of magic, intrigue, romance, and danger. Which element of your series has been the most fun for you to create? Is there an element that has been hard to create?
Which of your characters would your teenage self have been friends with?
I think me and “early” Lucia would have been friends. Even though she’s a princess, she loves books, seemed like someone who’d participate in lots of school activities, and would be a good and loyal friend. However, “later” Lucia, after she’s discovered her magic, I’m not quite so sure about. Oh, and I’d also love to be friends with Nic. He’s just so easy-going and funny.
As a reader, what is one of your all-time favorite fantasy reads?
If you could choose any one of your favorite fictional characters and write them into your series, who would you pick and why?
Inquiring minds are eager to know, do you have any upcoming signings or book related events we can put on our calendars?
Two events that are currently confirmed are the NoVaTeen Book Festival in Arlington, VA on March 7th and YALLWest in Santa Monica, CA on April 11th. I should also have a couple more dates in March to announce soon. Can’t wait to get out there and meet some of my awesome readers!
Thank you Morgan!
If you haven't already, I highly recommend picking up Gathering Darkness. You can check out my review for Gathering Darkness, as well as Falling Kingdoms and Rebel Spring. This series would make the perfect Christmas / holiday gift. It's one of my all time favorite YA series.
ABOUT GATHERING DARKNESS
The seeds of revolution have been sown…but in Mytica the lust for power reigns supreme.