About Author Hezekiah Morris:
About the Author
Hezekiah Morris is a 41-year-old alpha male. His leadership skills have been apparent from childhood. He was born in Appomattox Virginia. Hezekiah has one brother and one child, Kyla Israel. Despite his trials, Hezekiah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Skyline College in the Computer Engineering Program with a 3.7 GPA and made the Dean's list. He is currently a Material Handler/Machine Operator with hopes of pursuing a career as an motivational speaker, with a concentration in counseling. Hezekiah enjoys reading, sports, and spending time with his family. Hezekiah's dream is to enlighten and empower as many troubled youth and adults as possible by sharing his story. He wants everyone to know that anyone can change and that life gets better through faith in Christ. Perhaps the most important truth that the reader should be aware about Hezekiah Morris is that he has a compelling story to tell that can change the lives of young urban dwellers. Hezekiah didn't come from privilege but never felt entitled – like the world owed him something. In fact, he felt like he owed those who struggle through life. He tells his story with authenticity, without holding back the truth and tells it in graphic detail.
What inspires you to write?
I started writing when I was incarcerated and I just wanted to put my story out there for all those to read to see if I could help others that were in the same position as I had been in!! The hardest thing about writing is wondering if anyone is going to read your story and if they are going to like what you have to say!! I write self-help books and erotica romance. I write because it takes me to a place where there is no hurt, no pain, and I can be myself. I am free to be who I want to be without anyone judging me!!! I write because I feel my stories need to be told, and to help others who have been through depression, domestic violence, and drug abuse.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
John Grisham, Eric Jerome Dickey
Tell us about your writing process.
I usually brainstorm first. Grab me a notebook and start writing about everything that is going in my head. Then I put them all together.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
My characters are people I know or have ran into. I never use their names but it gives me the ability to put that emotion, the feelings all in that character to make them come alive.
What advice would you give other writers?
To keep plugging away. Your story will always be different from someone else’s so don’t measure your work to there’s but what is in your heart!!!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I wanted to be self published and I knew my stories were ready to be told.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think book publishing is turning into self publishing. More people are reading now. So at this moment and time it is great to be a writer.
What genres do you write?: Inspirational, motivational, urban fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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