Hi Maria! So glad you dropped by today.
Which author would you never get tired of, and why?
Maria: Oh this is a challenging question! If it were a fiction book, I’d have to say Jody Hedlund (author of The Preacher’s Bride, Unending Devotion, Beacons of Hope series, etc.). She crafts her stories with research into the history of the time period and places she writes about while developing fictional characters with plenty of depth. Her storylines often include relevant issues of the day that give me pause to think about what it would have been like to grow up in that particular era.
I tend to gravitate toward Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Mary Kassian if I’m reading a non-fiction book. These women are phenomenal at sharing the truths of God’s Word in ways that make it meaningful and memorable. Some of my favorites include: Lies Women Believe: and the Truth that Sets Them Free, True Woman 101: Divine Design, True Woman 201: Interior Design.
Sounds like some great authors. Now let’s talk about the antagonist.
Who is your favorite fictional villain?
Maria: I hope it’s okay to borrow a villain from a fictional movie – because I thought of Vizzini from The Princess Bride. He’s a comical character with a speech impediment who thinks he’s a genius. He has a difficult time keeping the upper hand with his henchmen (who end up defecting to the hero’s side) and his “dizzying intellect” ends up getting him into BIG trouble!
Hey, some of the best villains make their appearance in movies. 🙂 Now a little more about you…
What project are you currently working on?
Maria: Thanks for asking! You could say I’m a glutton for punishment. I’m in the middle of releasing two books for two different audiences.
On October 6th, my second children’s book, Louie & the Leaf Pile, will officially be released on Amazon! You can find both print and Kindle versions here.
This is the second volume in the Louie the Lawnmower series. Louie wants to be a hero and comes up with a plan to tackle a mountain of autumn leaves. Join Louie and the gang for their all new adventure.
Wow. You are busy but I’m sure its a blessing to be multi-published. Thanks again, Maria, for stopping in!
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Louie the Lawnmower and his friends are back! Louie wants to be a hero and comes up with a plan to tackle a mountain of autumn leaves. Will he succeed or will he forget an important component? Join Louie and the gang in their all-new adventure: Louie & the Leaf Pile.
Maria I. Morgan is an inspirational writer and speaker. She is the award-winning author of Louie’s BIG day! Regardless of the age of her audience, her goal is the same: to share God’s truth and make an eternal difference. She lives in the muggy South with her husband, two retrievers, and two Maine coon kitties ~ the perfect mix to fuel her creativity for years to come!