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Spotlight on Inspirational Fiction Author Katie Morton

I've been talking about writing a book for a long time. In fact, I've started two. Two amazing books. Okay, I believe one or both would be amazing if I actually finished writing and then published at least one of them. For now, this is just an aspiration. A goal I will achieve... one day. For my friend and inspirational fiction author Katie Morton this is not just an aspiration, but an accomplishment. She has written not one, but two novels. Two interesting, unique, and fun novels which weave real theories in personal development with an engaging story line. Her novels -- Secrets of People with Extraordinary Willpower and the recently released Secrets of Successful People -- are part of a series that follow main character, Kelly Ryan, as she tries to achieve self-actualization. Kelly is flawed, sometimes outrageous, but also very real in her struggles and insecurities. Katie shared some insight into her unique "inspirational fiction" genre and her purpose behind writing these books. You can learn more about Katie at KatieMorton.com or purchase her books on Amazon, both are now on sale! Q: Combing fiction with a self-help book seems like such a unique idea. Did you model this new "inspirational fiction" genre after anyone? Did you always want to write a book like this? A: I got the idea to write self-help fiction when I was single, living in New York City, working at CNBC, and began writing my first novel in the early 2000’s. I felt tortured and angst-y at the time, and writing felt healing and soothing to me. (It still does.) The only problem at the time was that, as a young adult trying to navigate a tough career and dating landscape, I felt clueless and unevolved. Truthfully, I could barely help myself, let alone write a self-help book. So I wrote a novel that was a ‘good try’ in terms of basic chick lit for a 20-something audience, but it didn’t have that element of impactful wisdom that I wanted to be able to share with readers. So I never … [Read More...]

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