Five Questions with Rachel Morgan
1. When you think of your favorite books, what is it that draws you to them and makes you want to read them over and over again?
The characters, and the magic of an expertly-built “other world”. Like Harry Potter, The Mortal Instruments, and His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass series). Those are probably my top three favorite series!
2. Did you consciously decide to write the genre you write, or did it choose you?
I’ve always loved reading fantasy. I’ve always loved losing myself in a magical world, whether it was a world created by someone else (Disney movies and books) or one of my own. So I think it probably chose me!
3. If you could sit down for a drink and a chat with any writer, who would it be, and why?
I’ve had different answers for this over time, but right now I think I’d choose C.S. Lewis. Not only do I think the Narnia series is amazing, but he and I have a shared faith and beliefs, and I’d love to talk to him about how he wove that into his writing.
4. When you are not writing (or reading) what is your favorite pastime?
Photoshop! I love manipulating photos and digital elements into various kinds of digital art.
5. At what point were you sure that your book was ready to be published, and how did you go about making it happen?
Ready to be published? Probably after I’d had several people read it, I’d incorporated all their feedback, an editor had given me line-by-line notes, I’d incorporated her feedback, and I’d been over it many times to make sure it was as polished as possible!
Rachel Morgan was born in South Africa and spent a large portion of her childhood living in a fantasy land of her own making. After completing a degree in genetics, she decided science wasn’t for her—after all, they didn’t approve of made-up facts. These days she spends much of her time immersed in fantasy land once more, writing fiction for young adults.
The Creepy Hollow Series