Welcome! Thanks for taking this time to answer a few questions. Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
There are a lot places I’d like to go to, but Number One is
. I was there a few years ago, and loved it. The wild, desperately beautiful Scotland Highlands were the best part of the trip. The main reason I want to go back, however, is because I missed the chance to go over to the Isle of Lewis, where my dad’s side of the family started (in the 1400s). It’s a long trip by ferryboat, and there are only two chances in a day to go. And I got there 20 minutes too late.
Tell us about your next release.
I actually have two new books ready for editing/critiquing/beta reading/publishing. They started out as one manuscript, but grew into a 50-chapter monster that needed to be split up. It works out, because the first new book, “Unholy Trinity” is a prequel to the original book, “Be Not Afraid”, while the other one, “Resurgence: The Rise of Judas” is the sequel to BNA. I don’t know how I will present these to the public yet—self-published or indie press. The publisher I went with my first go-round is too expensive for the little return I’ve seen on my investment.
“Unholy Trinity” starts in the Book of Genesis, skips to the New Testament (creating and collecting vampires along the way), runs off to the mountains of Transylvania, then centuries later to
. It then finds itself in 19th-century Scotland . “Be Not Afraid” is a result of what happens when a vampire is allowed to escape, and is not for the faint of heart. “Resurgence” tells the tale of the same protagonists in BNA, and the battles they have to fight to save humanity. New Orleans
What do your significant other and family think of your writing career?
I have a cousin who is just wild about “Be Not Afraid.” She never misses an opportunity to help sell the book, often putting her copy in with her own merchandise that she has up for sale. She is drawing the front cover for “Unholy Trinity”. My daughter drew the cover for the first book, “Be Not Afraid”, and will collaborate with my cousin on her drawing for “Unholy Trinity”. My daughter has also drawn some ideas for “Resurgence”. These two are my staunchest supporters. My husband and son don’t read this genre, but they do support me by leaving me alone so I can write.
My dad bought 20 copies of “Be Not Afraid” so he could give them out to his friends. All in all, I have a lot of great support from family and friends. (Some of my friends bought the book just to show support—they aren’t about to read it!!)
Do you use a pen name? If so, how did you come up with it?
My pen name is K.R. Morrison. I use my maiden name as a tribute to my dad and my Scottish roots. The “R” is the first initial of my married name.
What book are you reading now?
I have taken up reading and doing book reviews for other authors, and am currently reading “Judge vs. Nuts” by Una Tiers. I’m really enjoying it, but what with trying to get a quilt done for my son and getting the rest of my own manuscript typed up, it’s taking me awhile. When I am done, my review will be on Facebook page, “Kitty Muse Book Reviews” and on my blog, among other places.
If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?
This turned out to be a series, although I didn’t think it would be when I wrote most of the first book. Just yesterday I wrote the first paragraph for the fourth in the series; working title is “Elijah’s Return”.
I have several other ideas swirling around in my mind, but they’ll all have to wait their turn.
What are your favorite TV shows?
Not surprisingly, any show with supernatural elements to it. “Ghost Hunters”, “Ghost Adventures”, “Destination Truth”—these lead the list. I also love “Grimm”, “Warehouse 13”, “Alphas”, and “Merlin”.
I have a series I’m playing with entitled “
”. It’s kind of a Tom-Sawyer-meets-Harry-Potter kind of story. I don’t know if it will be a series of adventures in one book, or a whole series of books with one great adventure in each one. I’d like to write fictional biographies of the Apostles and the minor characters of the Bible too. But that is a lot historical research. If I’m supposed to do it, it will come. Angel School
War is imminent. Evil has overtaken the world, although the world does not know it. God must intervene on the behalf of those who love Him, and a war is brewing that will decide supremacy.
God’s plan unfolds, and His subjects must retain their faith in the midst of every evil the Father of Lies can throw at them. Lydia, because of her strong faith, is particularly seized upon by Vlad, a demonic vampire. He brings her to the brink of despair, unknowingly causing her to cling even harder to her Lord and Savior. When she is miraculously saved, Vlad finds and then harasses her friends and family, unaware of the angels and saints who are on the brink of attack against him and his minions.
The faithful are tested to the ends of their abilities. Will they be able to stand fast against the power of Death, remembering that God is with them? Or will the Father of Lies rise triumphant?
K.R. Morrison is the pen name for Kathy Ree, who has lived in Wilsonville for 22 years. She came here from California, after the Loma Prieta earthquake caused her to rethink her stance on “never moving again”. At her first sight of Oregon, she never looked back.
She wrote her first book, “Be Not Afraid”, after a nightmare she experienced would not leave her mind, even when awake. Before this book, she had not written much of anything, outside of the annual Christmas letter.
A prequel to the first book, “Unholy Trinity”, and a sequel, “Resurgence: The Rise of Judas”, have just been finished, and hopefully will see publication soon. “Elijah’s Return”, the fourth book in the series, is just beginning to be written.
When not writing or working, she quilts or works in the garden.
She lives with her husband of 26 years, their son and daughter, and two cats.
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