Inspiration Behind The Age of Alandria Series – A Guest Post by Morgan Wylie


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Inspiration behind The Age of Alandria series~

When I first got the inspiration for this series, I was 7 months pregnant with my daughter who is now 4 so it has been in the works for several years now.  I had been looking for a new idea and tried a few different things that just weren’t flowing right for me. I was about to give up on it, when I was watching TV one Spring day (I don’t remember what now) and a commercial came on that had an orchid in it. I don’t remember the commercial either, but the series flashed before my mind’s eye. Cliché’ right? I know, but that’s how it happened. However, since then it has evolved and changed along with the characters and my writing. I will say, that I am not a plotter. I try, but I am a “panster” and after several attempts at being a “plotter”—I own it. Now, I do try to line it out as there are specific topics, points, and places within the story I want to hit to get where I want it to end, but as far as the “how it gets there”… I let it flow.

So I know that’s a bit vague, so here’s a little insight into some of the inspirations I find throughout the series…

ForestI find a LOT of my inspiration in nature. It helps me to visualize the terrain and the actual land of Alandria. I have a thing for trees and forests so they play a prominent part in the series—you will even see more of them in Veiled Shadows and in the books to come.

Another HUGE source of inspiration for me is music. I write with music. I have a playlist for each book—which you can see on my web site ( but what I listen to is even longer than those. I need it to write. It focuses me as I write. I can usually tune out lyrics as they aren’t that necessary to me, but the energy of the song or the beat and the emotion that is conveyed is what inspires me.

To see more of what inspires me check out my Pinterest board “Inspirations

Thank you so much for having me today!! I hope you enjoy Veiled Shadows!!

About the Book:

Tree of the deadVeiled Shadows

(Age of Alandria #2)

Expected Publish Date: October 1st 2013

Publisher: Red Cabin Publishing


Shadows linger where light is obstructed, and truth is veiled.

Evil is an untreated disease in the once beautiful realm of Alandria.

Kaeleigh is faced with a revelation that she must reconcile. She will decide if discovering the truth is worth the unknown consequences to both herself and her friends.

Daegan, the Ferrishyn warrior, is conflicted by more than his loyalties, and is confronted with emotions he doesn’t know how to deal with. A choice must be made. A choice… that may cost him more than he ever wanted to give.

The Droch-Shúil—enforcers and servants of the ancient darkness—continue to cast their shadow over Alandria seeking those who can be turned to their side.

The magic of The Orchids is growing, but not everyone will survive what is to come.

Veiled Shadows is the second installment in The Age of Alandria series: the story of the Sol-lumieth’s quest for freedom of self and the power to battle the evil of the Droch-Shúil.

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About the Author:

MorganMorgan Wylie, originally from the Pacific Northwest, now resides near Nashville, TN with her husband and daughter. She and her husband work everyday at their individual and combined creative pursuits while she learns to balance being “Mama”, wife, and mediator to the many voices and muses constantly chattering in her head.

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Posted on September 26, 2013, in Authors. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thank you so much for having me on your site today! I really appreciate it 🙂

  2. I LOVE these books!! I’ve been lucky enough to beta read both and they are absolutely fantastic!!