HISTORY Novel of the Day: INTO THE AMERICAS, by Lance & James Morcan

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ACTORTitle: INTO THE AMERICAS

Written by: Lance & James Morcan

Type: Novel

Genre: History, Drama

Logline: Young English seaman John Jewitt is one of only two European survivors left after his crewmates clash with Mowachaht Indians on the west coast of North America. Torn between his desire for freedom and his love for an Indian maiden, Jewitt endures two years as a captive of the Mowachahts.

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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.