It’s Valentine’s week, I am giving a shout out to some of my favorite VHP authors whom I feel privileged to have met and grown to love. They don’t know I’m doing this…it’s my secret surprise Valentine to each of them. You’ve met Smoky Trudeau Zeidel, Charmaine Gordon, Melinda Clayton , Chelle Cordero and MalcolmCampbell. Now, I’d like to introduce MarilynCeleste Morris.
Marilyn Celeste Morris is a multi-published author. Some of her novels include The Women of Camp Sobingo , Forces of Nature, and My Ashes of Dead Lovers Garage Sale.
I have to stop right here and tell you that My Ashes of Dead Lovers Garage Sale is based on the premise that trinkets and baubles from lovers gone by end up being worth all of $ .25 in a garage sale. “If they only knew,” Marilyn says, “that their ashes were even now being spread over the garage, albeit in the form of their cheesy gifts to me.”
One review stated that Marilyn’s writing is “often hysterically funny, sometimes historically poignant, and always entertaining.” Indeed it is. If you haven’t had the chance to enjoy her books, remedy that today and pick up your copy of My Ashes of Dead Lovers Garage Sale.
She has also published Sabbath’s Room, a supernatural mystery; and Once a Brat, part travelogue, part therapy session about her world-wide travels with her army officer father from her birth in 1938 to his (their) retirement in 1958. For more about Marilyn’s background as a child growing up in a military family, click here.
To read more about Marilyn’s books, visit her blog at http://mcmauthor.wordpress.com/
As the co-facilitator of the Fort Worth Lupus Support Group, North Texas Chapter, Lupus Foundation of America, Marilyn counsels newly diagnosed persons and their families about the ravages of systemic lupus erythematosus. She has taped various radio interviews, such as Artist First, local cable television programs, most recently Sizzlin’Seniors on Comcast Television and is accustomed to speaking to groups on the subject of lupus. She has many passions in life, but being involved in the military brats communities, the Lupus Foundation and her children and grandchildren top the list.
She has a black cat named Cleopatra, or, rather, Cleopatra has Marilyn. Marilyn says "Cleopatra is highly neurotic, but I love her anyway."
When she can find the time in between her work and her writing, her family and her involvement in her many organizations, Marilyn is a voracious reader, "reading almost anything," she says, and watching the Discovery Channel and History Channel.
Happy Valentine’s Day, Marilyn! J