Interview With Morgan Brice
We welcome Morgan Brice to our hot seat for a interview.
Q: How long have you been writing?
A: I’ve been writing all my life, but I’ve been published since 2007.
Q: What made you decide you wanted to put yourself out there to be published?
A: I made up my mind when I was 14 that I eventually wanted to write books for a living and getting published was a major goal!
Q: Before you started, had you written any fan fiction? If so, what fandom?
A: Yes, but in the pre-internet days! I also ran a fanzine for a couple of years back in the day. Back then it was Star Trek, Star Wars, Space: 1999, The New Avengers, and Hawaii Five-0 (the original one).
Q: Are you in agreement that writing fan fiction is a great way to hone ones’ craft – why or why not?
A: Writing fan fiction taught me that I could entertain people with my writing. I got a lot of valuable feedback that made me a better writer, and also got a lot of validation that gave me confidence.
Q: What was your first published book?
A: The Summoner (First in my Chronicles of the Necromancer epic fantasy series under my Gail Z. Martin name). My first Morgan Brice book was Witchbane.
Q: What is your favorite sub-genre to write?
A: I really love switching among urban fantasy, MM paranormal romance, and epic fantasy with all our active series because it keeps me from feeling burned out.
Q: Is there one genre you haven’t tried but you see yourself writing in the future?
A: Maybe paranormal cozy mystery—you never know!
Q: Would you ever write a hetero romance? Why or why not?
A: Many but not all of my Gail Z. Martin books have a minor het romance thread (98% action/2% romance).
Q: What are you currently working on?
A: No Surrender (Badlands #5)
Q: If you write gay romance or erotica, just how descriptive are you in their sex scenes?
A: Very. If you didn’t know how before you read the book, you would when you were done!
Q: As a gay fiction or m/m romance author, do you feel that the trend is changing where it is becoming more mainstream?
A: Yes, and I think that will accelerate as we see more representation on TV shows.
Q: What would you say is the distinct difference between m/m and gay fiction?
A: In my mind, MM is focused primarily on two people falling in love, so the love story is the crux and other issues are backstory. Gay fiction can be any story where the main characters are gay.
Q: Do you believe it’s important for you to know the gender of the author?
A: It doesn’t matter to me as a reader.
Q: What promotional method works best for you?
A: When the world is normal, I love going to conventions and meeting readers in person. I’m very active on social media, and I love connecting with readers and other authors. And I think a good newsletter is an author’s best friend!
Name two male celebs that you’d like to see in a hot make out session?
A: Hale Appleman and Chris Evans.
Thank you Morgan for taking time out to chat with us.