Monday, 25 June 2012

Waterstones Northampton

Here are a few photographs from the recent signing I did at Waterstones Northampton.  I had the best time and was thrilled that we sold all but one of the books in the space of two hours!!

When I arrived the staff made me feel so welcome, it really was amazing.  Then when the readers started gathering, I couldn't have been happier.  I had a terrific day and would like to thank all the staff who looked after me and the wonderful readers who came to meet me and buy a copy of the book.  You were all awesome.

Next stop.... Market Harborough on 7 July!

Fabulous Review

Here is the most amazing review for my book, from my friend and fellow Marilyn author, Roger Taylor. Roger's was the third Marilyn book I ever bought and to think that he has now read and reviewed mine, is mind-blowing. Here it is: 

"I have just finished reading the most extraordinary book, Marilyn Monroe, Private and Undisclosed by Michelle Morgan. For any fan or admirer of MM this book is a must, as for the first time you get to meet the real woman, not just the clich├ęd sex symbol. This book had me wide eyed at some of the facts that I had never known before, I felt like I was reading about a completely different woman, one I had never met before. I started researching Marilyn many years ago(early 1980's) for my first book, Marilyn On Marilyn and felt that over the years, with all the further reading of the plethora of biographies that have been published, I had a 'handle' on the woman that was Norma Jeane/Marilyn Monroe. But this book has made me realise how little I really knew. 

Of course all the major landmarks of MM's life are here in full detail but it is the lesser known details of her life that make this book so fascinating. Day to day events bring her to life in a startling way. For the first time I now understand Marilyn's progression through the movie industry from starlet to major star, revealing stints in live theatre. Her childhood too takes on a new light as caring and loving foster families and relatives are revealed. Michelle's research has brought her into contact with Marilyn's friends and family, more casual friends and acquaintances and work colleagues, their thoughts and opinions concerning Monroe give us a rounded portrait of a sensitive and caring woman who also craved attention, admiration and acceptance. 

Also revealed are some character traits that a lot of Marilyn fans may not want to acknowledge but it is this honesty that makes the book so revealing, truthful and valuable. Rather than alienating the Monroe fan, it is these traits related honestly and factually that make you understand and admire her struggles so much more. If you have not bought and read this book already I absolutely urge you to. It is so good I want to read it again, I want to digest all this new information even more, and I am going to. Michelle, Marilyn Monroe would be so proud and happy to have had her story told so honestly and lovingly. Thank you from myself and, I am sure, a myriad of MM fans worldwide....."

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Radio Northampton

I will be interviewed on BBC Radio Northampton tomorrow, 15th June, some time between 2 and 2.30 pm. I will be talking about what's been happening with the new Marilyn book and my Saturday book signing.

You can listen in here:

Waterstones Northampton

I will be signing copies of 'Marilyn Monroe: Private and Undisclosed' on Saturday, at the Northampton branch of Waterstones.

I will be there from 11 am to 1 pm and if you're around town it would be great if you could pop in and say hello!

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Cocktail Nation

I am very happy to say that I have taken part in an interview for the Australian radio show Cocktail Nation, where I spoke to Koop Kooper about Marilyn, and of course, my book.

Please see below to work out the times it will be broadcasting in your area:

  • The interview will go live at 6pm New York time Saturday night on WXLV
  • Sunday at midday New York Time it goes live on the Penthouse Fm network
  • Monday night at 10 pm London time it goes live on Smile 101
  • It will also go out to 300 radio stations via the Comrad satellite service in Australia but please check your local listings for times.
  • Finally, it will then be released as a Podcast for those who may miss the actual broadcast.  
I  hope you get to hear it!!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Hollywood Scandals - Exclusive news!

On this, what would have been Marilyn's birthday, I have some very big news to share.

For the past three months I have been working on a secret new book. The title will be The Mammoth Guide to Hollywood Scandals and will cover stories that made Hollywood headlines from the silent movies, all the way to the present day. There will be 170,000 words; I've written 41,000 words so far and I'm on track for my 1 February 2013 deadline. The book will be published in the UK by Robinson and the USA by Running Press and I think the publication date will be summer 2013.

For you Carole Lombard and Thelma Todd fans out there, don't worry. I am still working on books about them too. Carole will be published by BearManor late next year or earlier if possible, and Thelma is looking for a publisher as we speak.

I am very happy to share this news with you all, at long last!!