JC Morrows - Bestselling author of YA Christian speculative fiction, drinker of coffee and avid reader - is a storyteller in the truest sense of the word. JC has been telling stories in one form or another her entire life and once her mother convinced her to write them down, she couldn't stop.
She finished her first speculative fiction novel purely for the enjoyment of her mother - also known as her biggest fan.
She gives God all of the glory for her talent and ability!
1. How did you get started as an author? What or whom inspired you?
I've been telling stories since before I can remember. My mother inspired me to finish the first novel in my Andarii series nearly three years ago. It was her birthday present that year.
2. What writing project are you currently working on? What can you tell us about these projects?
I am currently working on a future book in my current series (Order of the MoonStone) - and a dystopian series, but I can't say any more about that yet.
3. How important are the names in your novels? How do you choose names for your characters? Do you have any name resources you would suggest?
Names are extremely important, but I rarely get to choose them. If you are an author, you will understand how quickly a character can take on a life all their own. When that happens, they will tell me their name. And sometimes characters walk into the story fully formed and I don't even have to ask their name. I just know it.
4. What authors inspire your writing?
Oh my word. There are far too many to name. Although I will say that my Master and Creator - my Heavenly Father - inspires my writing more than any one person could.
5. What period of history interests you the most? Does this influence your writing?
I was actually going to answer this differently until I realized that history has, in fact, had a strong influence on my writing. I've always joked that I was born in the wrong century. Obviously God knew what He was doing when He allowed me to be born in this century, but I have always felt a tie to the past . . . mostly the Victorian and Edwardian era.
6. What inspired the idea for A Reluctant Assassin?
This series has actually been a different journey than any other I've written. God inspired the entire series. I was working on something completely different and it was not going well at all so I asked God what He wanted me to write - and the story simply exploded in my imagination. It has been an amazing journey!
7. If you could choose someone famous to star in one of your books made to a movie, who would you choose and for which character?
Honestly, I'm not convinced that Hollywood could do the series justice or that they would want to make it . . . just the way it is. And I would want far too much control for anyone to be happy, so I don't see a movie coming anytime soon, but I did an entire series on my blog - where I found pictures of actors and actresses who look most like my characters. Check out my blog posts: http://jcmorrows.com/category/character-bio/
A side note: My mother is a fan of my choice for Queen Shiara:
Introducing… Her Majesty,
Queen Shiara Alessa Whynn-Fortine
Shiara Whynn never wanted to be Queen. She never even dreamed of being a Princess – but when she married Prince Devron, it was only a matter of time…
And now she must guide the Prince in making the most important decision he will ever make in his life, and she must do it… alone.
8. What other hobbies do you enjoy when you are not writing?
My hobbies include reading, swimming, taking long walks and playing board games with the kiddos. Writing, at least for me, is most definitely not a hobby, but a full time job.
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