Fairy Tale Confessions Author Shannon Morton Interview

Fairy Tale Confessions CoverThere are 14 authors who wrote the stories of the Fairy Tale Confessions collection.  This post will focus on Shannon Morton, author of The Snow Queen. 

 Shannon Morton

Shannon Morton: I’m a reader of fantasy turned writer who enjoys great characters and fascinating plot twists. I like bad boys, fast cars, and chicks who aren’t afraid to talk back. When I’m not writing, I can be found teaching Pilates, being mommy to two fabulous kiddos, and just generally being a crazy sarcastic insomniac mess!!



 Shannon, thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us…


Q: You have written about good versus evil. Did that experience help when working on your Fairy Tale Confessions story?

  • I would love to say yes…but truthfully, this is the first character I’ve written with this degree of soul-sucking evil. Definitely a new experience for me.

Q: How difficult was it to twist a well-known fairy tale?

  • I thought it would be pretty intimidating, but after reading the original I knew exactly the direction I wanted to take with it.

Q: Is there a character from one of your stories that has surprised you in some way?

  • My characters always surprise me. I plan what they are going to do and they laugh and do something entirely unexpected.

Q: Where (or when) do you get the most story inspiration?

  • Running while listening to ridiculously loud music or the rare occasion I sleep…dreams are great fodder for stories.

Q: What are you working on currently?

  • Two different projects. One is a contemporary romance, and the other is an Urban Fantasy.

Q: Do you see yourself participating in more anthologies?

  • I would love to. Being surrounded by talent is inspiring.

Q: What does your writing process look like?

  • I would say it’s less a process and more a big old mess. I pace. I type. I eat chocolate. I talk to myself out loud. I run. I type some more. I hit delete a whole bunch of times. I write in a notebook because my computer is mocking me. It’s pure chaos, really.

Q: How important are the character names you choose? How do you choose them?

  • Names are super-important. Sometimes the characters just name themselves and sometimes I have to figure them out based on their unique personalities. It’s very much like naming children.

Q: What are your 10 favorite books and why?

  • There is no possible way I could choose 10 favorites…but a few that I really love:
  1. Because Jamie.
  2. Pride and Prejudice. Because no one wielded words like Jane Austen.
  3. The Scarlet Letter. If the end of that book doesn’t make you feel the feels…
  4. The Fever Series. Karen Marie Moning is a genius.
  5. The Mark of the Lion Series. I cried. And wanted to be a better human. Both rare.
  6. The Opportunist. Tarryn Fisher did the impossible—she made me root for the brunette over the redhead.
  7. Anything by John Green. Literally anything. I would read his grocery list if he published it.
  8. Anne of Green Gables. Because Gilbert Blythe was my first literary love.
  9. Harry Potter. All of them. I will always love Severus Snape. Always.
  10. You by Caroline Kepnes. Joe is the ultimate anti-hero. Brilliant.



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2 Responses to Fairy Tale Confessions Author Shannon Morton Interview

  1. Rae says:

    Will you ever finish the light and shadow Trilogy?


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