With: Angi Morgan
Congratulations to "Jaclyn L.", the winner in Angi's giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!
HAPPY St. Patrick's Day !
This is one of my favorite holidays and I have no idea why. I've been told that there may actually be a little Spanish/Irish from my mother's lineage…but that's not confirmed and if so, it's very diluted. I've never (and I mean NEVER) gone out partying. I've never drunk green beer, never been in a parade, never seen a St. Paddy's Day parade, and rarely even get pinched because I'm normally not around anyone else all day. School was normally out, but I have eaten my share of green shamrock cookies from time to time.
I was surprised to discover that Saint Patrick himself was Scottish. And according to Catholic on-line, he was never canonized.
How can I relate this to romantic suspense writing? (shrug) I admit that most of my characters have a strong sense of family. Their roots normally are Texan or I don't mention them. Writers should want their characters to relate to many readers. When we write about a culture or heritage, it should be important to the story. (But I love that I can say there probably was a hint of Irish blood in my ancestry. >>grin<<)
My mother's family can trace its roots back to 1752 in Texas and my father's family has been here since the 1850's. That's a lot of history and a lot of family stories. Some from my sheriff great-grandfather. Others from brothers that have no existence before showing up in Texas. But the one most of the Morgan family knows is how our land and minerals rights were stolen…on the deathbed of a dying aunt.
One family story sparked the idea behind TEXAS FAMILY RECKONING. Estranged twin brothers caught up in kidnapping and murder…and it's all about the land.
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ANGI MORGAN writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi's work has been a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.
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