Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Coffee with a canine: Nicola Morgan & Amber

Today's featured couple at Coffee with a Canine: Nicola Morgan & Amber.

On how Morgan and Amber were united:
We went to choose her from a local breeder and all the puppies looked as cute as each other. So I picked them all up in turn and Amber was the one who didn’t want to be put back again. She snuggled up and went to sleep. How could we refuse?? Then, we were incredibly glad that we got her and no one else, because a two weeks later we realised she had something seriously wrong with her legs - hips and elbows, so all four legs - and we knew that if someone who wanted to show her or breed from her had got her they wouldn’t have wanted to keep her and I don’t like to think what would have happened. We have to keep her weight down as low as possible and be careful about the levels of exercise; she did have some surgery but it didn’t work. We adore her. She’s very special and we wouldn’t change …[read on]
Nicola Morgan has written a number of critically acclaimed books for teens, including the Scottish Arts Council Award-winning Fleshmarket, Mondays Are Red, Chicken Friend, The Leaving Home Survival Guide and Sleepwalking, winner of the 2005 Scottish Arts Council Children's Book of the Year Award.

The Scotsman review of Deathwatch, her newly released YA novel, suggested the novel would appeal to readers "who find Twilight and its ilk too wimpy."

Her books about the teenage brain are Blame my Brain and Know Your Brain.

Learn more about the author and her work at Nicola Morgan's website and blog.

Writers Read: Nicola Morgan.

Read Coffee with a Canine: Nicola Morgan & Amber.

--Marshal Zeringue