Today we welcome Maria I. Morgan, inspirational writer and speaker,to 3 Questions Wednesday.
(1) Do you watch reality television? Why or why not?
Maria: Please don’t laugh – I actually had to look up the definition of reality TV! When I watch television, you can typically find me viewing something on HGTV or the Food Network. But I DO wander over to the History channel occasionally, to take in American Pickers, American Restoration, and Pawn Stars.
These are all reality programs that prove the point: One man’s junk is another man’s treasure! Although I’m certainly not a collector, these shows have given me an appreciation for the value of the items that are picked, restored, and pawned.
(2) What are your thoughts on e-publishing?
Maria: How about if I answer this question as both a reader and a writer? As a reader, I have to admit I had a hard time getting used to e-books. I really enjoy the feel of a traditional book and the opportunity to turn real pages.
Here are the things I like about e-books:
*They are less expensive than their physical counterpart. I love to save money wherever I can!
*I can order an e-book and receive it in seconds. It’s wonderful to eliminate the shipping charges.
*They don’t require a bookshelf. I can store literally thousands of e-books on my reader.
The things I’m not so crazy about:
*Because I don’t regularly see the cover of the e-book, it’s pretty common for me to forget the title and author of the book I’m reading. Not a good thing.
*Sometimes the formatting can be a little off, making reading a little less enjoyable.
As a writer, I love e-publishing. It gives me another avenue to get my work out to the public!
Oh, and by the way, I’ve written a short, devotional e-book called God Speaking. It contains 10 devotions that highlight how God uses ordinary things in our lives to teach extraordinary things about Himself. You can download a free copy to your computer here: http://www.mariaimorgan.com/books-such/god-speaking/)
(3) Which do you prefer? Facebook or Twitter?
Maria: Although I use both of these social media tools, I’m more of a Facebook gal. I enjoy the flexibility of having both a personal page and a fan page. I can post family news and humorous happenings to one page while keeping my fan page more professional.
I have to share a funny story! I was a late-comer to Facebook – I didn’t join until the end of 2008. No one could convince me to sign up because I had heard how addicting it was. But I received an invitation I just couldn’t refuse: it was from my 73-year old mother! Let’s just say I’ve loved Facebook ever since!
You can follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WriterMariaIMorgan
And on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mariaimorgan
Thank you, Maria, for joining us on 3 Questions Wednesday! Maria is completing her first devotional Bible Study on the fruit of the Spirit. It will be available early in 2014. Leave a comment along with your email address to be entered to win a signed copy! Winner will be contacted via email.
Maria I. Morgan is an inspirational writer and speaker. She loves to share the truths of God’s Word with today’s generation.
Maria contributes regularly to My Forsyth, Jewels of Encouragement, and Women Behind the Scenes; hosts Living by Grace on Tuesdays, and posts weekly to her blog, Life Lessons.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with family, reading, playing the piano, and baking. She makes her home in sunny Georgia with her husband Steve, daughter Riley, two dogs, and a cat.
Visit her on the web: www.mariaimorgan.com and download a free copy of her devotional eBook, God Speaking.