When I was a kid, I wanted to be an artist (painter), and then I considered fashion designing because I thought I was pretty good at sewing clothes for dolls. When I discovered the fun ways of digital art, I told myself that I would just become a graphics artist/web designer. But then I was like, “Oh, wait, this field is too darn competitive, and I’m not that great. I’ll just get a degree in Computer/Business Information Systems Analysis.” Don’t ask me to explain what that course entails.
While I didn’t stray too far from the computer in college, I wasn’t doing much artistically, except for writing before bed. And for a long time it was like that, just writing and locking my stories away. Then one night I stumbled upon Createspace and thought, hey, wouldn’t it be cool if I could actually hold the book I wrote in my hand? At that time, I knew nothing about self-publishing aside from the little knowledge I picked up from assisting other authors on my book blog. When I released my first novel, Unresisting, it was an exciting experience and I was like a kid on Christmas waiting for the print copy. Silly me, I bypassed a lot of steps in producing a quality book, so of course, I ended up having to pull it.
Well, almost three years later, I’m still on this writing journey, trying to improve as I go. And even though I still very much love writing and continue to feel a rush when I hold my finished product, I take it more serious now, in regards to the steps in pre-publication and what to do once it’s out. It is something I do full-time, and I honestly feel as if this is the right career path for me.
The short bio:
Shane Morgan is a bestselling author of contemporary romance, suspense, and urban fantasy. She lives in the beautiful town of Narragansett, Rhode Island with her amazing husband, who doesn’t mind being surrounded by books or inspiring the male characters in her stories. Aside from writing, Shane enjoys blogging, reading, listening to music and watching movies.