1. Introduce yourself, please (name you write under). Is this a pen or personal name? Why did you make the choice to write under that name?
I’m Pam Morris and write under Pam B. Morris so I can keep myself straight. Smitten Image is set to be released, July 23, 2012!!
2. Let’s get the details out of the way:
Single, married, divorced, widowed?
Married for oh, so many years!
Yes and extremely proud. A daughter, Kate, brilliant and creative playwright, soon to be grad student. A son, Jackson, sous chef at one of Missoula’s favorite Italian bistros. Love ‘em both to pieces!
Doing what, other than writing?
Paint watercolor and do other artsy stuff. I’m a retired K-8 school librarian and still give books out like candy.
One—just one—physical characteristic:
I’m very short.
3. What’s your secret passion?
4. Tell us one thing about yourself you’d never change.
5. If you didn’t live where you do, where would you live? Why?
In a wilderness. I love the mountains, the space, the peace and beauty and sense of being part of the wild life but not the human race (a total cop-out but then I’m a total nerd)!
6. Do you write about where you live or where you’d like to live?
Yes, because I write totally from my imagination and that’s where I belong. My gig at the moment is futuristic paranormal.
7. What’s the first creative writing you remember doing outside a class?
A really crappy, sappy novel I wrote in pencil on notebook paper when I was sixteen.
8. Why do you write romance novels?
To combine great love stories with quirky characters and off beat plots.
9. What else do you write? Young adult and hopefully one day, a graphic novel.
10. What one thing from your book did you take from personal experience?
The heroine, Lily Barnett, is very much like me, short, drifty, an artist who lives in her creative imagination.
11. What did you cut from your book that felt like severing a body part?
I had to take out one of the portrait paintings that comes to life, a diminutive, seven inch tall super hero!
12. Do you identify closely with one particular character? How?
The heroine, Lily, is constantly befuddled by reality. And that’s very me.
13. The best part about my writing life is:
I disappear and my characters become real.
14. The worst part about my writing life is:
I’m not enjoying what I call the “Network Rumba” much, though it’s a joy meeting so many other creative, fantastic people, especially my fellow Crimson Romance authors.
15. Give us a hint about what the next book’s like.
My next story is also set in futuristic New Chicago and is about an apprentice pleasure succubus trying to get out of the family “call girl” business and a space-jumping spy willing to die to keep her alive.