With all creative arts, challenges arise; that's what makes it such a surreal, experience, one where you can learn about yourself. Other than the familiar devil known as ‘writer's block,’ the hardest part about being an author is criticism, be it good or bad. The characters become your children and you want the world to love them as much as you do. I appreciate the thought and time of criticism but it doesn't make it easier to be under that blinding spotlight.
Another aspect of being an author I am trying to grow in is that of marketing. I wish I would have known I had to have a business degree in order to understand all the components of selling my books!
Can you give us a short synopsis of your book?
In Spirit Vision 3: The Power of Mortals, we continue seconds after the ending of book two (New Beginnings). Stary basically has to identify herself, which is a challenge since she does not recall what the missing piece of her life is, making her feel empty, incomplete. Yet, the fact that her best friends do recall brings about some questions. Will Stary’s secret be exposed and will she be able to find her missing piece in order to save the world from this dark presence that is possessing spirits and ghosts?
What inspired you to write this series?
In general, what inspired me to write a book was the median I used to express myself when I was too shy to use a verbal means of communication: poetry. I owe a lot to written words, it helping me find my voice. Spirit Vision, the first book in the series, fuses my life as a freshman and some of my experiences along with my fascination with the world of the supernatural and my favorite video game at the time, Sonic Adventure 2. I was blessed to have a driven perseverance and communication arts teacher with the quirky gung-ho enthusiasm, making this dream a reality eight years later.
Will there be more books in the series, or is this the final one?
I am slowly working on the fourth installment of the Spirit Vision series and plan to create one or two more books in addition. I have the concepts mapped out including short stories and bonus features and a fan book.
How many hours per day do you spend writing?
I wish I could dedicate a set amount of time to write. However, no matter how badly I desire this, it is not meant to be due to the fact I cannot force my creative juices to quench my thirst for creativity whenever I dub it so. I also work as a school teacher, run an anime club, volunteer to teach children how to play the Pokemon TCG, and teach Sunday school weekly. I am lucky to have so many passions in my life, but admittedly, being an adult takes away from my daily writing time. I still get it done though.
Name your top five favorite books.
Hard question, but I can give you my favorite five authors and series:
- Anything by Lurene McDaniel.
- Stephanie Meyers Twilight series
- Everything by Rick Riordan especially is Percy Jackson and other Greek and Roman series
- Michelle Mead for the Vampire Academy series and the Bloodlines series
- The Selection series by Kiera Cass
Are you working on something now?
I am working on a new book, coded H&B. The real title will be revealed once it is in the editing stages, which sadly will be a while. It is more adult in content than the Spirit Vision series, but it has the same appeal of where the normal coincides with the fantastic out of the sight of most mortals, and of course, lots of sarcasm and nerdy jokes!
Thank you for interviewing me! J
Title: Spirit Vision 3: The Power of Mortals
Author: Morgan Straughan Comnick
Genre: Paranormal Romance
“You are the beacon of the Lord’s two worlds, but how can you protect them when you have lost your shining light?
When Stary Moon, the Spirit Warrior, awakes on the lunchroom floor of her school, battered and bloodied, she cannot recollect how she came to such a state.
Stary ignores the concerns of her best friends, Chloe, Rin, and Lauren, and continues to go on with her life, but no matter how normal her days and Spirit Warrior duties are, she feels a lingering sorrow like someone is missing from her life. Her friends discover some shocking truths about Stary and realize they’re the only ones who remembers Umbra—Stary’s boyfriend who has mysteriously gone missing. Stary’s universe crashes around her and the fate of the world rests on her shoulders. Her objective is clear, but when she leaves on this mission, there is no turning back, and she will lose one of her worlds—the mortal world of her family and friends, or the spiritual world of her duty and missing someone, for good. Still, Stary has a point to prove to this dark presence that is threatening to consume the planet: there is power from those one least expects, and Stary is prepared to risk everything on this claim.”
Educator of young minds by day, super nerdy savior of justice and cute things by night, Morgan Straughan Comnick has a love for turning the normal into something special without losing its essence. Morgan draws from real life experiences and her ongoing imagination to spark her writing. In her spare time, she enjoys doing goofy voices, traveling to new worlds by turning pages, humming child-like songs, and forcing people to smile with her “bubbliness.” It is Morgan’s mission in life to spread the amazement of otaku/Japanese culture to the world and to stop bullying; she knows everyone shines brightly.
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