Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I write all my life but only recently gathered the courage to go public. My first published book is a children’s book about Inky the cute ink splash and his friends. I’ve created cute characters and through them tell stories with values like friendship, sharing, accepting the others, social tolerance, Eco awareness etc.
the second book is about to be published soon and I am already working on the third title.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
the book is called “Inky makes new friends”. It is about Inky, a weird cute creature who is a splash of ink. He wants to make friends but everybody reject him because he looks so different. On his quest he meets other different creatures and makes friends with them. Muddy is a goofy lump of mud and dusty is a female huge cloud of dust and dirt. It was inspired by a news item about children that got abused by their friends at school for being too fat or too colored or just different. I hope that the children that hear my stories and see the illustrations will grow up to be better people.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Nope, Not really. I do write intuitively, not in a planned structure. I just let the stories flow out of me.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Tough one. I believe I am influenced by every book I read.
What are you working on now?
I am working on the third Inky book. It is about the huge Eco disaster of polluting our seas with drinking straws. I try to show the kids that we can manage without plastic straws and by that save the lives of animals worldwide. We can, and should use recyclable materials. It is also about taking responsibilities on the living creatures around us.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I am quite new at this, so I wouldn’t know for sure. I currently use the Amazon promotion platform and I also hope that your website will help too 🙂
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write. Write as much as you can and don’t give up. Also, use professional editors because you don’t write as good as you think.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Go with your heart. Your subconscious already knows the answer to the question that is on your mind, so just listen to it.
What are you reading now?
I am researching for a detective novel so I try to read some detective stories.
What’s next for you as a writer?
Further develop the Inky stories for kids. Maybe push for an animation series. I also started some merchandising research, made some characters dolls etc.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The lord of the rings (complete trilogy in one title).
Author Websites and Profiles
Riley Morgan Amazon Profile