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Friday, 26 September 2014

Madalyn Morgan on The Wright Stuff – 26/09/2014.

Madalyn Morgan on The Wright Stuff  (Phone in) 
Do You Have A Dream?

My first dream was to be an actress, which I achieved.  Now I have another dream, so I wanted to contribute to the conversation on The Wright Stuff for two reasons. One: To say that no matter how old you are you can change your career and succeed.  Two: To give my novels a plug by having my name, Madalyn Morgan from Leicestershire, on the ticker-tape at the top of the screen.  Then, if any of the 6.1 million viewers Googled me, they would find me and might look at what I write.

I enjoyed the experience, and I hope gave a positive thumbs up for older people, inspiring them to follow their dream - and if it ends, follow another.  However, I didn't manage to get my full name, or even my first name spelt correctly, on the screen.  It just said, Madeleine from Leicester.  There are several writers with the name Madeleine, so you never know, it might do one of them some good. My contribution also ended before I had time to mention the title of my novels. This is how it went:

Matthew Wright

Matthew: Hello Madeleine, Did you have a dream that you achieved, do you have one now, or both?

Me:  Since I was a child, my dream was to be an actress, and I was for 30 years, Matthew.  When I was 40 I gave up acting for love and a mortgage, and when I was 50, love gave me up."

Matthew:  (Laughing) You seem to be pretty happy about that, Madeleine?

Me:  Well... while I was working in an office to pay the mortgage, desperate to do something artistic, I did a writing course.  And I loved it.  At 60, my dream, which I never thought in a million years would come true, was to see my novels published.  And I have.  

Matthew:  Wow!  Thank you Madeleine, that's a great upbeat way to end this section of the show.  
I had hoped to say that my first novel, Foxden Acres, was published in 2012 and the second, Applause, this year.  Hey ho!  Should have edited my mouth like I do my novels. x   

NB Not quite verbatim, but almost.

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