Author Spotlight Elizabeth Morris
Tell our readers briefly about yourself.
I am 23 years old, and I travel around with my boyfriend. I grew up in Virginia and I love to write, listen to music and watch TV. I get inspiration for my books from life experiences, and I live in my fantasy world.
What books do you have available? Can you give us a short description of them?
I have 2 books available for purchase. My first book is Tiger’s Blood and it’s about a world called Bitotem where creatures called Bloods live. The bloods are half-animal half-human shapeshifters. The second book is called Rise of the Rebels and it’s the sequel to Tiger’s Blood. It’s about a year after the events of the first book where a king gets revenge against the group of rebels.
Do you stay in one genre when you write or do you find yourself veering toward others?
I normally stay in one genre. I don’t really veer towards others when I write.
Are you a panster, planner, or someone in between?
I am a planner for sure. I have a document on my laptop where I plot out every chapter individually and have major plot points.
What is your writing routine like?
When I decide I want to write, I’ll sit down with my laptop or sometimes my phone and just write. I don’t really have a regular routine; I just write when I feel like it or get inspiration.
Tell me about your favorite character that you’ve created?
My favorite character that I’ve created is Kira the main character. She has strong emotions and feelings and I believe people can relate to her.
Where do you get your ideas for world building?
I usually get ideas from traveling and exploring. Trying new things is a big inspiration for me and with world building I base it on nature.
Do you add romance to your writing? Is it steamy or clean?
I do have a little bit of romance and it is clean. There is sort of a love triangle, but it isn’t the main point of the plot.
What was your favorite scene to create?
Probably in my second book in chapter twelve. Kira has a breakdown and it’s emotional and my editor said it was my best chapter.
Where do you get character inspiration?
Normally I get character inspiration for people in my life. I base my characters off traits of people in my life.
What genre do you prefer to read?
Fantasy or YA are my favorite genres to read.
Do you have any specific authors you follow and try to craft your work after?
I follow George R. R. Martin, and Suzanne Collins mostly. I also follow a bunch of indie authors, but I don’t try and craft my work off anyone in particular.
Do you have any recurring themes in your book?
I have a lot of recurring themes like forbidden love, coming of age, revenge, friendship, and courage and perseverance. Those are the main themes in my books.
What does your editing process look like?
Once my first draft is completed, I’ll go through and check for grammar and basic punctuation mistakes. Then I’ll send it to my professional editor who will go through it twice.
Do you have a preferred drink or snack that you eat/drink while writing?
Snapple Tea is my favorite to drink while writing, I don’t have a preferred snack.
When is your favorite time of day to write and why?
Anytime of day, but mostly around noon is when I start writing.
What is your favorite vacation spot?
I like cabins in the woods or somewhere up in the mountains. I recently visited Yellowstone and it was beautiful.
Marvel or DC? Do you have a favorite character?
Probably Marvel, I’ve always liked Spiderman.
What hobbies do you have?
Besides writing I love going on walks and listening to music. I also love to travel everywhere.
Where can our readers find you?
My books are on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million, Audible, pretty much anywhere you can find books.