Monday, November 5, 2012

Interview with Author Vanessa Morgan

Vanessa Morgan is known as the ‘female version of Stephen King’. Her screenplays, A Good Man and GPS With Benefits, are currently being turned into movies. She is also the author of Drowned Sorrow and The Strangers Outside. If she’s not working on her latest supernatural thriller, you can find her reading, watching horror movies, blogging, digging through flea markets or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to her cat. She writes in English, Dutch and French. Vanessa’s blog:

Welcome to my Family Friendly Blog! As you know, I have a weekly book giveaway and today I’m featuring a new author, Vanessa Morgan. Please tell us about your new book, Vanessa.

GPS WITH BENEFITS is a hilarious short about a GPS device with a mind of ‘her’ own. A womanizer purchases a new GPS device, but has no idea he’s buying one with a mind of ‘her’ own. It’s scheduled to be turned into a film in 2013.

Hilarious! Where did you get your inspiration for this story?

The inspiration for GPS WITH BENEFITS came to me when I was in the car with a friend. We made jokes about the GPS and imagined what it would be like if the device was aware of the driver and his thoughts. I immediately knew that this could be turned into a hilarious story. I won’t reveal more, but GPS WITH BENEFITS has some twists and turns that you won’t expect and that will have you laughing out loud.

What kind of research did you have to do for this book?

I observed people’s driving behavior, the small things that distracted them from the road.

This book sounds fun. What does your family think about your writing?

Most of them don’t speak or understand English. I’m originally from Belgium and my native language is Dutch, so they can’t read my books. But they’re proud when they see me on television or in magazines.

That is very interesting. Okay, it’s time to tell us something about the real you that we’ll never forget.

I probably know more about horror movies than anyone else. Also, I love languages. I speak Dutch, French, English, Spanish and a bit of German and I’ve written screenplays and books in three different languages. Even though I write stories about cars and GPS devices, I don't have a driver's license.

Wow! That’s 5 different languages. I’m impressed. I learned Spanish and enjoyed it very much but I don’t think I could learn anymore than two, which includes English. I’ve heard that English is one of the most difficult languages to learn so I should feel grateful that I grew up with it. Hahaha.


Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh my gosh! I love the idea for this book! My husband and I are always talking to our GPS as though it were a real person.
I would love to get a hold of a copy of this to review!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Ha! I didn't even realize this was a giveaway!
~I post the contest on my sidebar.
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debbie curto said...

Wow this sounds like a great book@! Would love to win

Penny said...

This sounds like a super cute book. I would love to win it!


Charissa said...

This story sounds like it could be hilarious. I always talk back to those Garmins, so I would love to see the character's reaction in this one. char(at)joyinthemoments(dot)com.

apple blossom said...

oh, this sounds like it could be a really good book thanks for chance to win .

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Tiffany said...

I laughed out loud reading this interview! This book sounds ridiculously funny! Sometimes it seems like our gps has a mind of its own and we're always saying it's yelling at us when it says "recalculating" and that it emphasizes the "PLEASE" in "please drive the highlighted route" hoping we won't make any wrong turns. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a very interesting story. One that I would love to read.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

George A. said...

This ebook sounds wonderful. I love humorous books. I would love to read it. I have a nook, so an ebook is perfect.

daysease said...

Oh!!! I think that sounds great!

mrsdayseye at gmail dot com

thank you...


Linda Weaver Clarke said...

Congratulations, Wall to Wall Books! I know you'll enjoy this humorous book.

Anonymous said...


This should be interesting,I have a GPS, that has a female voice,and I just love her very much. When I make a mistake,she very gently reminds me to turn around at my convenience.She never yells,like my wife,it is always gentle,and relaxed.