How Morgan came to be:
My daughter loved bedtimes stories, but not the typical ones like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, or Sleeping Beauty. She wanted one of her own, one that we made up. So the character Morgan Koda started more than twenty five years ago as a bedtime story.
My daughter learned that only in a book could she go to different worlds where she could be the heroine. My daughter is now in her thirties and is a devoted reader to her own young readers.
In 2006, I met the man of my dreams, and with him came with a six year old son. And Morgan Koda came alive again as she had before - in a bed time story.
But this child was different. He wanted his new step-mother to add something new to the story every night. So Morgan Koda grew as my new son did.
When he reached seven years old, he told me that he didn’t need to learn to read, because reading wasn’t fun nor was it important. So I started writing down Morgan’s story - The one story he enjoyed over any other. I, however, was a little resourceful, at night when my step-son wanted his bedtime story; I would read up to a really good part. Then I handed him the pages to read. Though tears, fits, and just plan angry outbursts, he learned to read.
In June of 2010, I was arranging my files, and to my great surprise, I found that I had over a hundred pages of Morgan’s story. And just four months later, The Mask of Noesis was born.
The series now continues with:
The Forest of Carren, Book Two
The Other Island, Book Three
The Plight of Indy, Book Four, Soon to be released by Mythic Dragon Publishing
Juls Duncan is the author of the urban fantasy series, Morgan Koda Adventures.
Her books include
The Mask of Noesis, Book One, published by Mythic Dragon Publishing 2012.
The Forest of Carren, Book Two, published by Mythic Dragon Publishing 2012.
The Other Island, Book Three, published by Mythic Dragon Publishing 2012.
The Plight Of Indy, Book Four, soon to be released by Mythic Dragon Publishing.
Juls Duncan lives in Montana with her family and a yellow lab - Sonny Jr.
She has always felt the need to tell a story, whether, it was a bedtime story, as Morgan Koda was in the beginning, or a short story given as a Christmas present for family and friends.
Her education includes a Bachelors degree in anthropology from Oregon State University. Juls is continuing her education with a Masters degree, then a PhD in anthropology from the University of Montana.