Q: What is the hardest part of being an author?
A: As an idependant I have to do all of the business and marketing work in addition to writing great stories. The writing part for me is fun, and I don’t mind the business and marketing stuff either. But it takes a lot of time to create a web-site, facebook, Goodreads, Blog, build effective advertise campaigns, etc…
Q: Can you give us a short synopsis of Children of the Blessing?
A: Here is a synopsis from a previous reviewer (an educator and librarian) that I like because it is from a perspective other than the author (me)
Renn and Avaris are both blessed at Midsummer Azur Aven. This is the first new moon after the summer solstice. All new babies are blessed at the new moon, and blessings take place monthly. A big celebration takes place and whole communities come together for the festivities. When Renn and Avaris are blessed, different years, they are marked by the gods as “Children of the Blessing.” They are fulfilling age long prophecies. When the boys are blessed, events are put in motion and the boys need to choose good or evil.
Renn just wanted to be a farmer when he grew up, and Avaris wanted to be a warrior like his father. Strange creatures, horrifying experiences and the death of loved ones force the boys to flee to safety.
This book follows the boys on their journey to understand what is happening and to find safety for themselves and their loved ones. If you like epic fantasy sagas, this is the book for you. It is a great read and I could not put it down. The story is set in a middle-age type society. Characters are well defined as well as the different groups of people, magic, the borders of the countries, good and evil -- Ellen-Anita Olson http://kissthebook.blogspot.com/search?q=perry+morris
Q: What inspired you to write this book?
A: I’ve been a big fan of fantasy—particular epic and high fantasy—since I was fourteen. In my early twenties, my brother-in-law, also a fan of fantasy, told me he wanted to write a book. I thought to myself: that’s a great idea! I told him that I would write one too. After many years of writing, re-writing, honing my craft to learn how to write, etc… I finally feel like I’m ready to take my book to the world.
Q: How many hours per day do you spend writing?
A: At least 1 hour. I use my lunch break to write. I keep my laptop with me so when I have down times in the evening (or wait times at a doctor etc…) I can get a little extra writing in.
Q: Name your top five favorite books
A: Hard to choose, but here’s what comes to mind first:
1. Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
2. The Belgariad by David Eddings
3. Wizards First Rule by Terry Goodkind
4. Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
5. All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
Q: What are you working on now?
A: Book two of the Lemurian Chronicles (sequel to Children of the Blessing). I am over 500 pages into the first writing. The book is schedule for release on June 1, 2016
Title: The Children of the Blessing
Author: Perry Morris
When key events prophesied thousands of years ago finally take place, those who lust for power will do anything they must to take control—even if that means killing the children of the blessing.
The children of the blessing have never met. Renn wanted to be a farmer and Avaris a warrior, but their birth and blessing set an ancient prophecy in motion that promises to shift the balance of power on the continent of Lemuria. The two boy’s dreams and innocence are shattered by those determined to influence the events to come and seize power for themselves.
When loved ones are killed and homes destroyed, both boys must flee from horrifying creatures and powerful magic users. Renn has to cross the continent to reach the safety of Elder Island where he can receive training from the Lore Masters; Avaris decides to follow the evil creatures that have ruined his life to caves beneath the Cragg Mountains where the surviving members of his tribe have been forced into slave labor. The Grand Warlock, Kahn Devin, has determined that both boys will either join with him or die.
I was born and raised in the greater Salt Lake City, Utah area. I am very happily married and have seven wonderful children and one grand-daughter. I work for a large, publically traded, international company in Provo, Utah, where I manage supplier management, procurement and packaging engineering functions.My first exposure to the great world of fantasy literature was, of course, J.R.R Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, when I was fourteen. After that I read the books of Patricia McKillap, Terry Brooks, David Eddings, Stephen R. Donaldson, etc…Currently my favorite author (besides myself–ha ha) is Brandon Sanderson. I love the unique and interesting magic systems he creates, the memorable characters and interesting stories. I amazed at how prolific a writer he is.I am an author every day for an hour during lunch. I actually began writing the Lemurian Chronicles in 1993, and after more than two decades of rewrites, editing, re-editing, etc… I finally decided my epic fantasy was ready for publishing. Don’t worry; each additional installment will be released no more than eighteen months apart. I expect book II: Chaos Rising, to be available summer of 2016.
Official Website: www.perrymorris.net