Meet the amazing Madalyn Morgan
Madalyn Morgan 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 the third novel in the Dudley Sister’s Saga. China Blue is Claire’s story. It’s a love story set in England and France, with the WAAF, SoE and French Resistance. Applause, my second novel (published March 2014), is set in London during the Blitz and sees the second Dudley sister, Margot, climb from usherette in a West End theatre to the leading lady. The first in the quartet, Foxden Acres, is Bess Dudley’s story. It is about the strength of women, letting go and moving on. Set in the Midlands it features the RAF and an army of land girls.
Foxden Acres and Applause are available on Amazon in paperback and e-book.