PCL MS 181 Kathleen Morgan Collection
|Title||PCL MS 181 Kathleen Morgan Collection|
Kathleen Morgan transferred her collection to the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University in 1991. The collection has no restrictions placed on its use for scholarly purposes. Researchers are responsible for securing copyright permission when using all unpublished manuscripts and published works whether authored by Kathleen Morgan or by other writers whose works may be found in this collection.
This collection of 3.5 cubic feet of documents dates from 1991 to 1996 and consists of either original or edited manuscripts of the author's novels. The collection also contains the author's writing notes, character descriptions and cover art suggestions.
This finding aid prepared by Mary Koslovsky in October 2005.
Kathleen Morgan, one of four daughters of a career Army officer, was born in Long Beach, California. She is a registered nurse with a master's degree in counseling. During her childhood and as a former Army nurse herself, she has lived in Germany, Korea, Maryland, Texas, Virginia, Louisiana, Florida, Washington D.C., Alabama, California and Colorado.
Morgan began her career writing futuristic romance novels. Her first manuscript, written while stationed in Korea as an Army nurse, was published in 1991. From 1991-1998 she wrote fourteen more futuristic, fantasy, and historical romances, most of which are represented in this collection. Many of her historical romances are set in the British Isles. In 1998, after the death of her youngest son, she decided to write only for the Christian fiction market. Since then she has written numerous inspirational historical and contemporary romances and inspirational historical women's fiction.
A member of Romance Writers of America, she has received numerous awards for her work, including a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice award and Career Achievement award and the Literary Times Award for Literary Excellence in the field of Romantic Fiction. She was also a Romance Writers of America RITA finalist.
She currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
|Scope and Content|
The Kathleen Morgan Collection is comprised of 3.5 cubic feet of manuscripts, writing notes, character descriptions and development and cover art suggestions. The collection covers the period of 1991-1996 and includes material from published futuristic romance novels.
Of particular interest to researchers and aspiring writers are the notes included in the collection. They include research material as well as plot line ideas. Editor's comments also appear on some of the manuscripts, with comments regarding characters, scenes, language and story lines.