Interview#2 - RACHEL MORGAN


Today I have an interview with Rachel Morgan the author of 'the creepy hollow' series! Rachel Morgan is a South African author who 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 and those young at heart.

Q.1 What initially inspired you to create the spectacular series that is The creepy hollow series?
The Creepy Hollow series didn't come to me as a fully formed idea, but rather it materialized bit by bit in my imagination. The very first inspiration was those two words -- Creepy Hollow -- that popped into my head one day while I was thinking about writing a new series. All the details (the enchanted forest, the dangerous creatures, the faeries who protect people) slowly filled themselves in over the next few weeks and months as I kept thinking about all the possibilities of this magical world. 

Q.2 While you were writing, did you ever feel as if you were one of the characters?
I haven't ever felt as if I were one of the characters, but I think I WISHED I could be Violet while I was writing her character! She's a whole lot braver and stronger than I am. I definitely wish I had her kick-ass fighting skills!

Q.3. Who was your favourite character to write about?
So far, probably Ryn ;-) In the beginning, he's seen only as an antagonist, but as the story goes on, I really enjoyed peeling away the layers to reveal the kind of person he really is, and what his history with Violet was all about.

Q.4. What made you decide of having a new main character every 3 books?
After the first three books, I felt as though the story from Violet's point of view was over, but the Creepy Hollow story as a whole definitely wasn't over. There were loose ends left untied, and there were other characters whose stories had barely begun, so that's why the series continues with a new main character and a jump in time after the first three books and then the second three books.

Q.5 Have you ever hated something you wrote?
No. I love what I do, and I love my characters and my imaginary worlds, so even though it's possible that I may look back at something I wrote and recognize that it could be improved, I've never looked back and decided that I hate something I wrote.

Q.6 When can we except the 6th book in the series?
All I can say at this point is ... the first half of 2016!

Thanks, Rachel! Good luck with the next books!!

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