Friday 28 February 2020

Blog Tour: Q & A With Sasha Morgan Author of A Country Dilemma

I am very excited to be part of the blog tour for A Country Dilemma by Sasha Morgan. I have a Q & A with the author for you today and if you like the sound of that then you can click here to order yourself a copy. 

About the book:

This utterly addictive new novel set in the Cotswolds is perfect for all fans of Holly Martin and Debbie Johnson.

As the new custodian of his ancestral home, Treweham Hall, Tobias Cavendish-Blake soon discovers exactly what he's inherited. Treweham Hall is the archetypal Cotswold stately home, but it faces financial ruin if they don't address the mounting debts it's racking up. So, the new Lord of the Manor realises it's time to open the doors to the public.

Megan Taylor inherits her grandmother's cottage in the village of Treweham and decides to make a fresh start there, taking a job at the local pub The Templar. When Megan meets Tobias, the attraction is clear, but she is determined to resist his charms, put off by his reputation and that of his best friends – the rakish Seamus Fox, son of a millionaire race horse trainer and dastardly jockey Dylan Delany. But Tobias is a hard man to resist and together they might just be able to save Treweham Hall from ruin...

And here's that interview for you...

1. How did you get into writing?

I’ve always loved writing, even as a small child. I’d make up stories and put them in little home-made paper books.

2. Do you write full time & if so, have you always done this?

At the moment I write part-time, but am hoping to be able to make it full time in the future.

3. Do you have a particular writing style or genre that you prefer?

I write contemporary romance fiction, which is what I love to read too.

4. How do you develop your characters as you write, are any of them based on real people?

The characters develop themselves, they take on their own life. It sounds strange, but the characters do become real people to me. It’s as if I’ve always known them. None are based on real people, I’m often asked that, but they are characters in their own right.

5. What was the inspiration behind A Country Dilemma?

I wanted to involve a child custody case to give the Treweham Hall series a new dimension. I pulled on my experiences working as a court clerk for the court services.

6. What is your writing process-do you plan it out first? Write a bit at a time?

I think of a rough outline, get it all down on paper, then develop it. Once I have a more detailed plan, I split it into chapters. Very often I add, remove or change aspects of the plot, especially if a character doesn’t fit exactly into it. Like I’ve said, characters do become real to me and I’m often guided by them!

7. How much of you is reflected in your writing?

I suppose I’m a bit of a romantic and have always craved a good love story. Tiny details of me are in my novels, such as the reference to charity shops, my Labrador dog, love of the countryside and historic houses.

8. What kind of research did you have to do before/during writing The Country Dilemma?

I had to research family law, so consulted with a colleague who is an expert in this field. I really enjoyed researching wedding venues in Rome and I also had to get a feel for property in the Cotswolds.

9. How much attention do you pay to the reviews that you get?

That’s a tough one. I don’t believe any writer who says they don’t read them, or don’t care what’s written. It’s really hard to take criticism, but it’s part of the territory, and when a glowing review appears accompanied with 5 stars it makes your day.

10. Are friends and family supportive of your writing? 

Hugely so, they’re my number one fans.

11. How do you feel leading up to your publication day?

Very excited. I particularly love seeing the cover for the first time.

12. Which other authors inspire you or are there any you particularly enjoy reading?

I really enjoy Veronica Henry’s books; her vocabulary is phenomenal as is her story telling.

13. Finally...what are you working on right now?

At the moment I’m writing a new novel set in Lancashire, where I’m from. It’s about new beginnings, old loves and fulfilling dreams.

About the author

Sasha lives in a rural, coastal village in Lancashire with her husband and Labrador dog. She has always written stories from a very young age and finds her fictional world so much more exciting than the real one.

Follow Sasha
Twitter: @SashaMorgan_
Facebook: @SashaMorganAuthor

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Twitter: @aria_fiction

Thank you so much to Sasha for stopping by and answering my burning questions today!

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