Friday, July 19, 2013

A Warm Welcome to Morgan Flanagan Busse

We're so glad you're visiting today, Morgan!
Is there a story behind your book Sons of Truth?
Daughter of Light, the first book in the Follower of the Word series, was originally supposed to be a standalone. It tells the story of a young woman who—with a touch of her hand—can see inside the soul.

As I began to write Daughter of Light I began to know the characters more, I realized there was more to the story. And so one book became three books.

Sons of Truth is the second book in the series. It continues the story of Caleb Tala, a ruthless assassin. He is confronted about his past and is given a second chance to change his life.

Which character in your new release most interested you while you wrote? Why?

The assassin Caleb Tala is probably my most complex character. He is intriguing and because of that, I enjoy writing him. He isn’t a good guy in the first book. More of a cold, tortured soul. In the second book, he changes. But he is still who he is at the core of his being: he gets things done and doesn’t quit.

I love this! He sounds exciting. If you were a style of music, what style would you be?

One of my favorite musicians is Lindsey Stirling. She combines fast paced violin music with techno. It’s a strange and beautiful combination. I would say that I am similar to that music: classical and modern combined, making me uniquely different.

Nice! What makes you smile and/or laugh out loud?

My husband. Even thinking about him as I answer this question makes me smile. We met in high school: he was the goofy jock and I was the serious straight-A student. I laughed more on our first date than I ever remembered. He is a good fit for me, reminding me to laugh, to see hope in everything, to have faith. And he is such a goofball!

What is your favorite season of the year?

Autumn. I love the change in the trees, I love the cooler weather, I love harvest time. There is a certain smell with Autumn that smells like the comforts of home.

What do you like most about the area where you live and/or grew up?

I grew up in Montana and the Pacific Northwest. The mountains and forests were my backyard. Summers were spent camping, fishing, and swimming in glacial lakes. In the winter, my school would flood the playground so we could ice skate during recess. I also loved to ski and sled down the many hills and mountain trails around my home. I miss the beauty of that part of the US.

Has some place you have traveled inspired something in your writing?

One of the human races in my book is connected with the sea. They have the ability to feel the “moods” of the sea and their eye color changes to match whatever the sea looks like that day. I came up with this idea while living on the Oregon coast. I loved the way the ocean looked. There are so many different greys and blues and greens.

I remembered reading a quote from Lord of the Rings, how when Legolas the elf first heard the seagulls, he found himself irrevocably drawn to the sea. I wanted a people like that, people who were connected to the sea.

That's intriguing. When is your next book due out and can you tell us about it?

I have started working on the third and final book in the Follower of the Word series and hope to release it sometime next year. It will conclude the journey of Rowen Mar (the woman who can see inside the soul with her touch) and Caleb Tala, along with the other characters I have introduced in this series.

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About the Author:
Morgan L. Busse writes speculative fiction for the adult market. She is the author of Daughter of Light and Son of Truth, the first two books in a series from Marcher Lord Press. Morgan lives in the Midwest with her husband and four children. You can find out more about Morgan at

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Twitter: (@MorganLBusse)


Morgan is giving away a copy of Sons of Truth. The giveaway is only available to U.S. addresses. To be entered in the book giveaway, leave a comment along with your email address. You may enter the book giveaway twice--once on each spotlight post. (It's not too late to go back and leave a comment on yesterday's post)

Happy Reading!
Caroline Brown


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rubynreba said...

Sounds like a wonderful book. Love to read it.

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