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Interview with Cynthia Morgan

Author of the Dark Fey Trilogy

Welcome Cynthia Morgan!

On October 15th, Virtual FantasyCon will start. It’s a whole week of fantasy fun, and I’ll post more closer to the time. In honour of that event, I’m very pleased to welcome Cynthia Morgan to my blog, to talk about her books.

About Book One:  Dark Fey The Reviled 

Ayla has an especially rare combination of magical gifts: empathic telepathy, discernment, and the gift of healing.  Gairynzvl was abducted by The Reviled at the age of seven and suffered the intentionally cruel process of neglect, abuse and deprivation is designed to turn childfey from the Light.  Now, fifteen years later, he is a Dark One. He comes in shadows and silence; lingering near Ayla and trying to communicate with her.

Through her extraordinary gifts she listens to him when no others will; she touches his pain and cannot turn aside from helping him, but the conflict with The Reviled that unfolds is vicious and exceedingly costly, pushing them to their limits and forcing them to grow beyond them.

Dark Fey The Reviled is an epic fantasy filled with suspense, mystery, action, magic and romance. It shares the inspiration of positive hope; the resilience of love, and the power of forgiveness through a tale that is rich with beauty and horror alike.


When did you first start writing?

I’ve been writing, literally, since I could hold a crayon.  I used to create poems for my Mom when I was in primary school, then began writing full stories around my teenage years.  As far as officially, though, for the world to read, I’ve been publishing my writing since 2013, when I created my blog, Booknvolume (www.booknvolume.com) and in April of 2014 I self-published my first book, Dark Fey The Reviled through Kindle.  In 2015, I was blessed with a publisher who has since then published the entire Dark Fey Trilogy. 

Tell us about your book(s) and the genres you write in.

The story of Dark Fey is set in a fantasy realm of Jyndari, a world of beauty, magic, Light and Darkness. It is peopled by Feyfolk, winged beings the size of any human who are born with gifts; sometimes of telepathy or empathy and sometimes of magic and ethereal powers. Although it is an Epic YA Fantasy, the message of Dark Fey is based upon the horrifying true life events of the Lord’s Resistance Army and is relative to our own reality.  It relates how the Power of Hope, Acceptance and Forgiveness can change the world, if you take Positive Action to create Change through doing what is Right.  The only way to achieve Peace is to become Peace.

On my blog, I focus more on poetry.  I write in many different poetic forms including English Sonnets, Haiku, and free verse.  I even have a year long Daily Haiku Challenge running.

Who’s your favourite character (or least favourite) and why?

I suppose I must say I have two; Gairynzvl, who is the story’s main character and Evondair, who only comes into the story in book two.  Gairynzvl is the character I first encountered when the idea for the story was first inspired and his amazingly dichotic traits intrigued me.  He suffered an unthinkable tragedy as a childfey; yet instead of turning into a monster, he chose to help others.  Evondair, is the lead supporting character of the story.  He is a Healer who resides at the Temple and leads a quiet life until he meets Gairynzvl.  Then, his role in the story quietly leads others to make decisions that will change lives for all Fey. 

How much time do you spend writing?

It entirely depends on the day and how much time I have to spare, though I usually choose to write in the evenings or nighttime.  Being a night-person, I have learned that the flame of my Inspiration burns brightest by moonlight J

Where is your favourite place to write?

The place is usually my desk in my writing office, because it is quiet and I am able to listen to music while I write, which is usually essential.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve had to research?

Quite honestly, I write Fantasy of my own invention so I don’t need to do a lot of research.  However, I am also working on a Historical Romance/Drama set in the Regency Period of England, and because of all the stringent social customs of the time, I have had to research things like acceptable behaviour for males and females; social customs and restrictions; money, clothing and even modes of transportation of the period. 

Who’s your favourite author and/or favourite books.

Charles Dickens.  Jane Austen.  Shakespeare of course.  Poe.  I tend to prefer classic literature as opposed to contemporary, although I do also read Philippa Gregory and my good friend Richard M. Ankers (who writes a very cool combination of Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Steampunk).

What are you working on now?

I am finishing up the aforementioned Historical Romance as well as reading a book on how to write screenplays.  I have had an offer on Dark Fey, IF I can get it into a stellar screenplay 😉 (SO Exciting!)

When you’re not writing, what do you get up to?

I spend most of my weekends with my Dear One.  We’ve only been dating for about a year and the romance factor is still heart-pounding.  When I’m not with him, I spoil my cat, spend time with my family and friends and do as much independent marketing on social media as I can. 

Any fun facts about yourself that you’d like to share?

I am an award-winning author; columnist for the national magazine Fresh LifeStyle, and a member of the Poetry Society of America and Artists for Peace.  I’m passionate about animal welfare and protecting the environment and have been a Guardian in support of the ASPCA since 2008.  My compassion for children keeps me involved in such organizations as St. Jude’s Hospital, as well as Unicef and Artists for Peace.   I consider myself a spiritual person who focuses on building harmony and acceptance through the honest sharing of self, a purpose which is reflected in much of my poetry and shines through every page of the Dark Fey Trilogy.  In addition to the Historical Romance I am working on, I’m also planning a prequel to the Dark Fey series, along with several poetry collections.

Where can readers go to find out more about you and your writing?

Blog / website: www.booknvolume.com

All Things Dark Fey Website:  https://allthingsdarkfey.wixsite.com/feyandmusings

Amazon Author Page: Author.to/CAMorganAuthor

Twitter:  https://www.twitter.com/MorganBC728

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/booknvolume 

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cynthey728/dark-fey/

GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14174277.Cynthia_A_Morgan

Creativia Author Page :  http://www.creativia.org/fey-folk-and-emeraldine-fens-fantasy-author-cynthia-a-morgan.html

Thanks for your time Cynthia!

Thank YOU for the opportunity to share my story and Dark Fey with your readers J


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