Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Author Interview: Meighan Morrison: Single Motherhood Was The Biggest Challenge For Her

Her new book Linda Lou is about to be offered in many countries around the world. A warm welcome to Meighan…

Your real name and pen name?

Meighan Morrison  - one and the same.

Please share some of the best memories of your childhood –

Riding barefoot and bareback at full gallop, hanging on to that mane for dear life.

About your education –

I studied illustration, textile design and fine art at Boston U, Parsons School of Design and San Francisco College of art.

What career did you plan during your education days.   –

I was going to be a painter and renovate dilapidated houses.  

What languages you can speak and write?

Mostly only English, sadly.  And un petite Francaise, and un pequito Espanol.

What is your biggest source of inspiration in life –

Nature and children.  The two unspoilts!

What hurts you most in this world  -

Lack of compassion, ignorance, fear.

What is the biggest challenge you have faced? How did you overcome it?

Single motherhood.  Overcame the challenge by taking it one day at a time.

If you had to live a day of your life as one of the living or dead personality, who would it be and why?   -

My cat Larry.  He is a big lazy goofball who has never worked a day in his life and as a result everybody loves and spoils him like crazy.

What is your favorite genre and why?  

Too tough to choose.  Favorite author is Kurt Vonnegut.

When did you start writing? What is the purpose of your writing?  

To communicate, to share, to express, and of course to have fun.

Which of your work published so far? Would you like to share a synopsis of your work?  

Long Live Earth, link here  -   http://meighanmorrison.com and here http://www.amazon.com/Long-Live-Earth-Meighan-Morrison/dp/0615899692  I will also be re-publishing Linda Lou this year... preview here:  http://meighanmorrison.com/coming-soon/

What are your future plans?

To paint more.  To cook and write more.  To wander around aimlessly and dilly dally more.

Your dream destination on Earth?  

Wherever my children are.  

Your origin of birth and other countries you have visited/ stayed. What best things you liked in these countries around the globe?  

Here is a link to help explain where I've been  -  http://meighanmorrison.com/bio/about/
I loved all the many differences of the different countries and also how they were so much the same in some ways no matter how different they seemed.  In the end, people are people and mainly kind and helpful wherever you go.

Your favorite time of the day?  

It used to be night time.  Now it is the morning.  I guess I am getting old.

Your zodiac/ sunsign?  

Gemini.

Your favorite color and why?  

Can't choose.  Depends on the day and the mood!

Your favorite book and why?  

Can't choose.  Can't choose favorite film either.  Too many to love.

Your favorite celebrity and why?  

Stephen Colbert.  So smart and funny.  Clive Owen.  So dark and dreamy.

Your favorite food?  

Too many to list.  But anything with butter and cream.  And cheese.  And bread.  And chocolate.  And... oink, oink.

Some quickies: Sun or Moon, Laughter or Smile, Morning or Evening, Coffee or Tea, Mountain or Sea, Long Drive or Short Drive, Silence or Conversation, Water or Fire, Air or Earth, Mars or Jupiter, Moon or Sun, Tulip or Rose, Red or Blue, Left or Right, Glance or Stare

 - Sun, Laughter, morning, coffee, mountain, long drive (in fuel efficient vehicle!) silence, water, air, Mars, tulip, purple, left, gaze, .

State your signature line/ tagline/ best quote  -

I will steal it from Kurt Vonnegut  - "and so it goes..."

The last line of your autobiography would be…


"and so it goes..."

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