Interview with Novelist Lance Morcan (INTO THE AMERICAS)

New Zealand novelist, screenwriter and film producer Lance Morcan is a prolific writer with various published books and released movies to his credit. His novels include the international thriller series THE ORPHAN TRILOGY (The Ninth Orphan / The Orphan Factory / The Orphan Uprising) and the historical adventure series THE WORLD DUOLOGY (World Odyssey / Fiji: A Novel). All five novels were co-written with his son James Morcan and published by Sterling Gate Books.

Lance’s new book, an action/adventure called INTO THE AMERICAS (A novel based on a true story).  Available via Amazon

into_the_americasInterview with Lance Morcan: 

Matthew Toffolo: What is the general theme and tone of your novels?

Lance Morcan: The theme and tone of our novels varies as we write both in the thriller genre and historical genre. I say “our” novels because I write in collaboration with my son James. They all have action and adventure in common regardless of genre, and the tone is reflective of that.

MT: Why should people buy your novels?

LM: People should buy our novels first and foremost because we need to eat (we are full time writers of novels, non-fiction books and feature film screenplays) and secondly because they’ll enjoy them – as the reviews for our books suggest.

MT: How would you describe your novels in just two words?

LM: Fast-paced.

MT: What movie have you seen the most in your life?

LM: Dances with Wolves

MT: Was being a novel writer something you’ve always dreamed of doing?

LM: Yes.

MT: Do you have an all-time favorite novel? Have you read a novel more than once?

LM: ‘The Snow Falcon’ by Stuart Harrison is my all-time favorite novel. I haven’t read a novel more than once, but if I did that would be the one.

MT: What motivates you to write?

LM: I am primarily motivated by the need to transfer a story from my head to paper.

MT: What artist would you love to have dinner with?

LM: Author Nelson de Mille.

MT: Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

LM: My wife, son and daughter, movies, sport and reading.

MT: Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

LM: Write, write, write. All else is incidental.

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Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 10-20 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto on the last Thursday of every single month. Go to http://www.wildsound.ca for more information and to submit your work to the festival.

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