Charles Wilde’s children, three from his marriage and one from his mistress, all convene at his funeral. The eldest, Edward, owes serious money to the mob. David, the middle child, is a self-motivated businessman. Erica, their sister, is dealing with the abject failure of her store. Meanwhile, Charlie, the son of Charles and his mistress has done rather well for himself but his reasons for arriving now are called into question.
The Liar, the Bitch, and the Warmonger takes a turn when Charles suddenly isn’t the only casualty in this family reunion.
Jenn: How did your journey as a writer begin?
Morton: As I headed towards the big 50 I planned to semi-retire and travel, 2018 came as planned and off I went spending a lot of time in Borneo of all places. I struggled to find any books that held my attention, so I started writing my own.
J: What was the inspiration for The Liar, the Bitch, and the Warmonger?
M: I literally made the whole story up from the title I came up with from the much more famous novel. People and families I have known through my life, particularly when inheritance is on the horizon were the storyline ideas.
J: Which of the siblings is your favorite and why?
M: Erica is quite a handful, but Charlie is the main man isn’t he.
J: Edward owed money to the mob and his half-brother Charlie was raised by his Sicilian grandmother. Can you talk more about that?
M: I wanted to hint that Charlie had a plan so I added as a subtle line that his grandma had filled his head of tales “ From the old country” in a mafia family justice sort of way we see in films.
J: What do you foresee for Amy and Anthea after the story ends?
M: I liked Anthea as a character, I’m sure there are plenty of her around businesses in the country that keep the wheels on, but no, I won’t be writing another story about their adventures in the Naked Bean.
J: The Liar, the Bitch, and the Warmonger is adapted for film. What famous director do you feel would do the most justice to the story?
M: That’s a hard one, maybe Joel Coen.
J: How did you decide to go the independent publishing route?
M: Ease I think, although I now have 6 books out I see it as a hobby, it’s a lot cheaper than golf I guess.
J: Do you have any advice for other independent authors?
M: Engagement is key, plus you will hit a boost as you release your first novel as friends and family, work colleagues, etc buy it, after the first month it will dry up, don’t give up, keep engaging, and don’t give your work away for free.
J: What project(s) are you working on now?
M: I’ve just released Sibwins, a story about family and their attempt to win £5 million on a quiz show. I’m currently writing a thriller and a horror as my short stories collection of 13 is off to the editor.
Okay, that’s all for now. Be sure to check out Morton’s writing available on Amazon now.
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