Monday, 28 May 2012

Immortal Marilyn

I'm very happy to say that Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed is now up to 3 five star reviews on and has received an awesome review on the Immortal Marilyn website.

To say I'm thrilled would be an under-statement!

Here's the review:

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Marilyn Monroe Private and Confidential

I am very happy to say that my Marilyn book is now on sale in the United States, under the name Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential. It should be in stores soon (if it isn't already) but I know it is definitely available on Amazon by clicking here:

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Waterstones Piccadilly

Remember I told you that the flagship Waterstones store in Piccadilly were refusing to stock my book? Well I am ecstatic to announce that they have now changed their mind! Reader Gabriella wrote to them to voice her concern and they are now stocking the book!! I am absolutely thrilled that they have been persuaded to change their mind. Thank you to anyone who wrote to them during my campaign, and thanks so much to Gabriella who has made me very, very happy indeed. 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

My book signing

Here is a lovely article by a reader I had the pleasure of meeting during my recent book signing in Kettering.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

New Marilyn Monroe Documentary

I am thrilled beyond words to announce that film maker Ian Ayres is making a Marilyn Monroe documentary, and I am acting as consultant on the project.  Not only that, but I will also appear in the film and will watch it before it is released, to give my feedback and thoughts.

Ian has interviewed many people for the film - some of which were interviewed for my book, 'Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed' and has worked very hard so far.  He is determined to treat Marilyn with the respect she deserves, and I for one think it's about time Marilyn had a worthwhile documentary.  There are very few around!

I am really happy the secret is now out, as I've been keeping it for months and was busting to tell you all!  You can find out more about the project here:

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Book Signing

Here are photographs of me and some of the readers who came to see me at the Kettering Waterstones book signing on Saturday.  I had a fabulous time and the day was so successful they have asked me to come back in December.  Yay!!

Thanks to everyone who came!!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Marilyn in Waterstones

The flagship Waterstones store in Piccadilly has decided they do not wish to stock my book.  I think this is a wrong decision. Do you? If you would like to see the book in the biggest Waterstones store, please feel free to suggest they stock it by going in store or emailing a polite request to the address that appears on their site: Thanks!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Northampton Book Signing

I am happy to announce that I have just arranged to do a book signing at the Northampton branch of Waterstones on Saturday 16th June.

I hope to see you there!

Michelle on the Radio

I've just recorded an interview for BBC Radio Tees which will be broadcast tomorrow during the morning show.  So if you'd like to hear me talk about Marilyn, and also hear Betty the Bichon barking at the neighbour in the middle of it(!) just tune in tomorrow.  The link is below:

Book Signing

Just a reminder that I will be at Kettering Waterstones tomorrow, from 10 am to 4 pm, signing copies of 'Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed.'  If you are going to be in the area, please pop in and say hello - I'd love to see you!

Look out for some photographs from the event over the weekend.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

First Amazon review

I am very happy to say that my book has received its first review on Amazon, and it is 5 stars!

Here is what the reviewer had to say:

Michelle Morgan's 'Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed' is a fully revised, expanded update to her earlier Monroe biography, first published in 2007. This new paperback highlights her research and writing, with a more comprehensive text.

Morgan lives in Britain where, for twelve years, she headed the Marilyn Lives Society. She approaches Monroe's life from a different time and place, with compassion. However, Morgan's attention to detail is rigorous, allowing a broader view of the subject.

Morgan chronicles the making of Monroe's films; her creative ambitions and triumphs; marriages and lovers; her agonising struggle to have children, and battles with addiction and depression. In each case, Morgan shares her findings and clarifies past mistakes, adding her nuanced perspective to a story so often retold.

The subtlety of Morgan's portrayal comes to the fore in the chapters surrounding Marilyn's untimely death. She pinpoints errors made in the official investigation, and considers less-explored possibilities while allowing readers to draw their own conclusions.

Some may find this grounded, scrupulous approach unsuited to an enigmatic figure like Monroe. But with 'Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed', Michelle Morgan has completed a biography as complex and appealing as Marilyn herself.

If you have read the book, please review it on Amazon - it will really help spread the word to other readers.  Thank you!!

Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed

Today is the official launch date for Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed in the UK, though it has actually been out for a number of weeks already.

It is available to buy from Amazon:

As well as many Waterstones stores and most WH Smith Stores, where it is still in the top twenty non-fiction paperback chart.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Marilyn in Bulgaria

I am very happy to say that my Marilyn book has been sold to a Bulgarian publisher and will be published there at a later date.

This is my first ever translation, so it's a very big thing for me.  I can't wait to see what it looks like!!

Michelle on the Radio

I had a terrific time at Radio Northampton this afternoon, and the interview, John Griff was extremely interested in the book which is always a wonderful discovery.

You can hear the interview for the next week, by clicking the link below and selecting the John Griff show.  My interview starts 15 minutes into the show and runs for 15 minutes, so I got some good air time.

Hope you enjoy it!

Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential

For my USA readers, my new Marilyn book is entitled 'Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential,' though all other details remain the same as the UK edition.

It can be ordered through Amazon:

The book due to be released in June but can be pre-ordered now.

Twitter and FaceBook

If you're not already a member, please join The Official Michelle Morgan Author Page on FaceBook:

You can also follow me on Twitter: @MMWriterGirl


Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Marilyn in the media

I have had lots of media attention for 'Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed.'  Here are a few I can share at the moment:

  • BBC Radio Stoke: I spoke to Paula White on 15th May.  You can listen to the show by clicking the 'Listen Again' button on their website.
  • BBC Radio Northampton: I will be speaking to John Griff on his afternoon show, on 16th May.  You can listen on their website live or by clicking 'Listen Again.'
  •  BBC Radio Tees: I will be on the Breakfast Show on 19th May.  Once again, you can listen on the website or click 'Listen Again.'
  • I will be signing copies of the book and launching it officially on 19th May at the Kettering branch of Waterstones from 10 am to 4 pm.  Please feel free to pop in and say hello!
  • I will be interviewed on the Koop Kooper show for the Cocktail Nation on 2 June 2012.
  • I will be signing copies of the book on 7th July at the Market Harborough branch of Waterstones, starting at 10 am.  I hope to see you there!
There are various other appearances and media mentions coming up.  More news on those soon!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed - OUT NOW!

I am thrilled, excited and happy to tell you that Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed New Edition is out in the UK now, slightly earlier than expected, and is currently riding high in the WH Smith non-fiction charts.  As you can see from the photograph, yesterday it was number 17, though rumour has it that today it has sneaked up to number 16!

The book is also available via Amazon (which says that it is pre-order but they are definitely shipping now!) and many other outlets.

If you see it in the shops, please snap a picture for me and email it to Michelle[at]MichelleMorgan[dot]co[dot]uk.  Thank you!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Rave Review!

I'm very happy to say that my new Marilyn book received 4.5 stars from reviewer Tara Hanks on the FBS site. 

You can read the review in full, here:

Countdown to publication day...

My new book, entitled 'Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed New edition' in the UK and 'Marilyn Monroe: Private and Confidential in the US, is published in the UK on 17th May and in the US in June/July.  However, I've been told that Amazon (UK) has quietly started to send out the pre-orders already, which means many people will have the book before the official day!

The UK Amazon store is also offering the book at almost half price at the moment, which is good news.  So if you'd like to order a copy, please click here:

And the US version can be found here: