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June 14, 2012

My Road to Publication: Rionna Morgan

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Interview by Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban




Today I am thrilled to introduce Rionna Morgan to my followers. Rionna is not only a talented writer but also my fellow author at Crimson Romance. Her novel, The Wanting Heart will be available on July 9th.

As one reviewer writes, The Wanting Heart has “drama, suspense and romance.” Who needs more?

This is what Rionna has to say about her book and her road to publication.

Hi Rionna, welcome to Dare to Read and congratulations on your upcoming book.

Q. First of all, could you tell us where did you get the idea for The Wanting Heart?

A. I think that, like is the case with all stories, this one was inside me, just needing to be told.

Q. What genre is it?

A. Romantic Suspense

Q. Who is the expected audience?

A. Readers who enjoy the sweet surrender of romance laced with the terror of suspense!

Q. Who designed your cover?

A. Crimson Romance art department.

Q. How does the cover reflect your story?

A. The book is about a barrel racer who gets swept off her feet by a serial killer.  On the cover there is a barrel racer holding a single red rose…the rose is an important element in the story.

Q. In which formats is your book available?

A. e-book, hardcover, paperback?  E-book and paperback.

Q. What could you tell us about your road to publication?

A. After about 200 rejections, I put the book away.  Decided the market wasn’t ready, that was a few years ago.  A few months ago, I saw a Call for Submission from Crimson Romance, and I immediately thought of The Wanting Heart.

Q. What is your marketing plan?

A. Besides blog tours and author interviews, I plan to market to rodeo sites and rodeo retail sites.  The Wanting Heart is a novel with a broad audience, but because of the main character being a barrel racer, I thought marketing to those locations would be a good idea as well.

Q. Any advice you want to share with our readers who have a manuscript ready?

A. I would send a query to Jennifer at Crimson Romance.  She is an amazing editor.  She works with writers who she feels has a knack or talent.  Feel free to visit Crimson Romance at the following site.  Submission Guidelines are available there.


Rionna Morgan

Growing up out West, Rionna Morgan followed her love of horses to the rodeo arena and her love of English to the classroom and to writing.  She has been looking forward to sharing her stories with you her whole life.  Rionna is a founding member of Montana Romance Writers; she reads as much as she can possibly hold, and she loves most of all combing the chilling edge of a knife with the sweet surrender of romance. Rionna shares her home in Missoula, Montana with her husband, her four children and the mountains outside her window. Please be invited to stop by at http://rionnamorgan.com –she loves the company.


  1. Thanks, Carmen, for bring Rionna’s story to us. I love the idea of our stories being within us just waiting to be told. I hadn’t thought of it like that before but, the minute I read it, I realized the truth of it.

    Comment by Sandra Carey CodySandra — June 14, 2012 @ 11:32 am | Reply

    • You´re very welcome, Sandy.
      Glad you enjoy meeting Rionna.

      Comment by carmenferreiroesteban — June 14, 2012 @ 8:59 pm | Reply

    • Sandra,
      It is very nice to meet you! Thank you for dropping by to chat with me. I love meeting new people!

      All the Best,

      Comment by Rionna Morgan — June 15, 2012 @ 3:30 am | Reply

  2. Thank you Carmen for this wonderful feature! I am so pleased to be here and spend time getting to know your friends.

    All the Best,

    Comment by Rionna Morgan — June 15, 2012 @ 3:29 am | Reply

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