An Interview with Alicia M. Morgan: Author & Publisher
Sylvia: Alicia, Welcome! Please tell us a little about yourself?
Alicia: Sylvia, thank you. I am Alicia Michelle Morgan and I was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. I currently reside in the North Dallas area. I am a graduate of Tuskegee University and New Mexico State University with degrees in engineering. I am an analytical thinker with an equally creative side that is completely outside the box of conventional thinking. My recent book Father and Daughter Time: Conversations from the Heart tackles the issue of the absence of fatherhood through sharing my positive and often challenging experiences with my own father. I am a multi-faceted woman on a mission to turn literary passions into a fulfilling career. The foundation of the successful brand 3 Morgan Publishing. 3 Morgan Publishing is the birth of a family dream in which the extraordinary gift of writing will provide insightful words to spark engaging conversations.
Sylvia: What inspired to write your first book?
Alicia: In this day and age, there are a lot of discussions about the absence of fathers in households, so I wanted to share some positive experiences I’ve had with my dad. It all started in 2007 on Associated Content in a series called Conversations with my Father. It was well received and so my dad and I decided to self publish the series in a book titled Father and Daughter Time: Conversations from my Father. I am amazed at how responsive everyone has been. I never imagined it would be this well received.
Sylvia: You should cherish those moments as many of us don’t have fathers in our lives. Sadly, my father is a drug and alcohol addict, so his children has never been a priority. It is my prayer that my father one day realizes he needs help. Alicia, thank you for such a positive and inspiring story!
Is there a message in the book that you want readers to grasp?
Alicia: We hope that readers are able to see that is possible to rebuild a relationship even after painful circumstances. Father and Daughter Time are about the conversations that led to an understanding of how unconditional love helped our family to conquer some personal demons.
Sylvia: Do you have advice for other writers?
Alicia: Discover your own personal voice and write about the things that you feel most passionate about. Don’t be discouraged by the rejection you may receive in the beginning stages of your writing career it is just the nature of the business.
Sylvia: Why should we buy the book?
Alicia: The book provides readers with the starting point to engage in a healthy dialogue between a father and daughter. It covers a wide range of topics such as love, marriage, reflections on manhood and the importance of a father and daughter bond.
Sylvia: Alicia, I commend you on your work as a writer. I wish you all the best. Thanks so much for taking the time for the interview.
Alicia: Thank you for the opportunity.