Friday, November 9, 2012

Guest Author Interview- Vanessa Morgan- Author of GPS With Benifits

Welcome and thanks for dropping by! I would like to introduce you to author Vanessa Morgan and tell you about her latest book GPS With Benifits- a short story that will make you laugh! This book is also going to be made into a short movie, how cool is that!!!  Stay tuned for my review... now onto the interview!

GPS With Benefits
Click on the book to go to Amazon page.

About the book:
A womanizer purchases a new GPS device, but has no idea his buying one with a mind of ‘her’ own.
"GPS with Benefits is a hilarious tale about a man who is shocked to learn that his GPS system has a mind of its own when he test drives a new car. There are some funny moments in this story that will make it a delight to many readers, can't wait to see the short film. If you're looking for something new and different, this is it. "

1. Where do you call home?


2. What is the title of your most recent book?

 GPS With Benefits.

3. What's your Genre?

Usually, it's supernatural suspense. Although GPS WITH BENEFITS can best be qualified as humor with a fantasy twist.

4. Plans for a next book? Is this part of a Series?

 I'm working on an illustrated novel combining ghosts and cats.

5. Are you a self published author (Indie) ?


6. Who's your favorite author?

 Carol Drinkwater.

7. Your favorite book?

 "Elementary Particles" by Michel Houellebecq.

8. What book are you currently reading?

Ken Greenhall's "Childgrave". Ken Greenhall is the American pen name of British author Jessica Hamilton who is best known for her eighties books "Baxter", "Elizabeth" and "The Companion".

9. A book you would recommend?

Daph Nobody's "Blood Bar" and "L'enfant nucléaire", for their original subjects and because he's a good friend.

10. How do you pick your books?

 By author or by cover.

11. Advice for other authors?

 Be willing to learn. I once read that it takes about 1,000 hours to become competent at any skill, about 5,000 hours to master any skill and between 25,000 and 35,000 hours to become world class. Having a great mentor and being focused greatly speeds up this process. - I read that too Vanessa! This is great advice...
12. Do you write under a pen name?

 Yes. As I write in English, French and Dutch, I needed a name that was easy to pronounce in any of those languages and my real name - which is Dutch - is impossible to pronounce in EVERY language.

13. Where do you write?

 Mostly from the comfort of my own home, but I also write from cozy places such as bars, parks, airports and hotels.

14. What do you wear when you write?

 Dresses, because that's the only thing I wear.

15. Do you have a pet (s)?

 I have a Turkish Van cat named after the Mamoru Oshii film ‘Avalon’. He has had a special appearance in A GOOD MAN and also 'acts' in the movies that were based on my books.

16. Favorite food?

 Anything extremely spicy.

17. If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you?

 Can I exchange those 3 famous people for my boyfriend and my cat? -You sure can Vanessa, how sweet is that!
18. Of your characters, which one would you say is most like you and why?

 Originally, Céline from A GOOD MAN because of her independence and love of culture and languages. But now that I have fallen in love, I realize that I have a lot of Emma in me as well.

19. What made you want to be a writer?

Seeing Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" on stage in London. I was in my early twenties back then. It took me a few years though to gain confidence and to start reacting upon that desire.

20. Any weird talent?
I have a talent for scaring people.- Awesome!

21. A favorite quote?

 "Wish more. Dream bigger. Love louder.” - love that!

22. What is the one thing you never go without?

 My cat.

23. Your biggest influence?


24. Favorite TV show?

 I'm currently addicted to "Dexter" and “Carnivale”.

25. A great blog you would like to recommend for others to discover?

About Vanessa Morgan:

Image of Vanessa MorganVanessa Morgan is known as the ‘female version of Stephen King’. Her screenplays, A GOOD MAN and GPS WITH BENEFITS, are currently being turned into movies. She is also the author of DROWNED SORROW and THE STRANGERS OUTSIDE. If she’s not working on her latest supernatural thriller, you can find her reading, watching horror movies, blogging, digging through flea markets or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to her cat. She writes in English, Dutch and French.



Sketch by Gilles Vranckx - isn't it lovely! Visit his blog today!
 Her book is also available in the Amazon UK store .

Places you can cyberstalk Vanessa Morgan

Official blog 
Amazon Author Page -Make sure to give her page your like!
Follow Vanessa on Twitter
Go to her Facebook   page
Follow her on Pinterest
 Add her book to your Goodreads to-read list and fan Vanessa! 

ATTENTION: Right now (11/9) Vanessa's book is FREE on Amazon, so hurry and get your copy!

Thanks for the drop by!


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