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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Welcome Madalyn Morgan




Today we extend another warm welcome to our latest member to Famous Five Plus, the wonderfully talented, Madalyn Morgan, a historical romance and contemporary novelist.

“I have been an actress for more than thirty years working in Repertory theatre, the West End, film and television.  I am also a radio presenter and journalist, writing articles for newspapers and magazines.

“I was brought up in a busy working class pub in the market town of Lutterworth in Leicestershire.  The pub was a great place for an aspiring actress and writer to live. There were so many wonderful characters to study and accents to learn.  My parents wanted me to get a ‘proper job,’ which I did.  I became a hairdresser, but at twenty-four I gave up my successful hairdressing salon and wig-hire business for a place at E15 Drama College, and a career as an actress.

“In 2000, with fewer parts available for older actresses, I taught myself to touch type, completed a two-year correspondence course with The Writer’s Bureau, and started writing.  I loved it.  So, after living in London for thirty-six years, I came back to Lutterworth, swapping window boxes and a mortgage for a garden and the freedom to write.

“I am currently writing my second novel, Applause, which is set in the theatre world of London’s West End during the Blitz, and is the second of four books about the lives of four very different sisters during The Second World War.  My first novel, Foxden Acres, is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book.”




Blurb - Foxden Acres


On the eve of 1939 twenty-year-old Bess Dudley, trainee teacher and daughter of a groom, bumps into James, heir to the Foxden Estate.
Bess and James played together as equals when they were children, but now James is engaged to the more socially acceptable Annabel Hadleigh.
Bess takes up a teaching post in London but when war breaks out and London schoolchildren are evacuated she returns to Foxden to organise a troop of Land Girls.

Traditional barriers come crashing down when Flying Officer James Foxden falls in love with Bess.  But by this time Bess has come to know and respect Annabel.  Can she be with James if it means breaking her best friend’s heart?
Besides, Bess has a shameful secret that she has vowed to keep from James at any cost…




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8 comments:

  1. Welcome, Madalyn. Can't wait to read Foxden Acres.

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    1. Hi Susan. Thank you for your welcome. I'm delighted to be part of FFP. I'm looking forward to getting to know you, the other authors in the group, and to reading your novels. x

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  2. Welcome to our lovely group Madalyn. We are a little family and I am sure you will enjoy being part of FFP.

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    1. Thank you, JB. I can feel the warmth and support already. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone. x

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  3. What a fabulous career you have, Madalyn! Welcome to the group :D x

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    1. Hello Suzy. Thank you for your kind welcome. I'm delighted to be part of such a talented group of authors. I look forward to getting to know you. x

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  4. I love finding out snippets about the writer behind the writing. It must be the writer in me... unless I'm just nosey x

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    1. Hello Suzie, nice to meet you again. Writer? Nosey? A great combination. I think a writer has to be a little nosey, don't you? Like you I'm nosey too, in a good way. Looking forward to getting to know you better. x

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