Poem performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Get to know the poet:
What is your novel about?
Jacq accidentally murders a man, and unwittingly reveals more than the assassin he worked for. His desire to escape poverty is now a flight for his life. His mistakes change the lives of many people, gain him many enemies and lead him in a direction he never thought he would go.
What genres would you say this novel is in?
How would you describe this story in two words?
What movie have you seen the most in your life?
What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)
White Wedding by Billy Idol
Do you have an all-time favorite novel?
Freedom’s Landing by Anne McCaffery. A Sci-Fi Trilogy.
What motivated you to write this story?
I have a very vivid imagination. I have always wanted to write a novel and decided, after attending a writer’s conference, that I better just start writing. I didn’t have a plan, it just came out on the page. Eventually the characters drove the story.
If you could have dinner with one person (dead or alive), who would that be?
I am very interested in history. I would like to meet and have dinner with Paul Revere. I went to Boston a few years ago and visited his house. It would be so amazing to sit down with him and talk about the American Revolution.
Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?
I like to volunteer. I am a Director for a non-profit society called Equitas Disabled Soldiers Funding Society. We raise funds to assist Canadian Veterans. I also am a Director for Tabitha Canada, a non-profit organization, which assists very poor Cambodian people. This year I am taking a team of about 12 people to Cambodia to build houses through Tabitha Cambodia. This organization was started by Janne Ritskies, a very dedicated lady from Ontario, Canada.
What influenced you to enter your story to get performed?
It was time to push myself out of my safety net and share my creation.
Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Just write, write, write. Be part of a writing group, go to conferences, meet other writers. Don’t be afraid to put your work out there.