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Friday, 26 February 2016

Writer JC Morrows On Reading


JC Morrrows, welcome to Writers On Reading. Your books testify to your vivid imagination, leaving me curious as to what entertains you! So, what’s your favorite genre? Other than genre, what else do you look for when choosing your next reading adventure?

My favorite reading genre is speculative. I look for a clean read, preferably with a Christian worldview or message.

What was the most out-of-character book you’ve recently read, and what led to your choice?

 






 
I recently read the Lunar Chronicles (Cinder, Scarlett, Cress, Fairest & Winter) by Marissa Meyer. That may not sound so strange for someone who loves speculative fiction, but it was definitely a stretch for me. From the time it was released – and I started to hear the buzz about it – I was hesitant. And, honestly, I was mostly hesitant because mainstream novels are often labeled clean reads, but they're not quite clean enough for me. And I will say this for the Lunar Chronicles; they were more clean than I expected, but a bit too gory for my taste.


As a writer, you should know better, but as a reader, you know we all do it…so, when did you last “judge a book by the cover”? How did it work out?
This is a tough one for me because, other than being the reason I may or may not pick the book up to look at it, I don't truly judge a book by its cover. On the one hand, I never pick up books with covers that are gross or overtly sexy so I suppose you could say I'm judging that those books are not worth my time. Essentially, it boils down to the fact that I'm not going to spend money or time on something I can't bear to look at. On the other hand, I never read a book simply because of its cover. The blurb on the back has to interest me.

 

Very wise of you! Do you read during the months you spend writing a book? If so, what did you read while working on your last book?

 

I read incessantly and I read in multiple genres. I did discover that it's not such a good idea to read other books in my genre while I'm actively working on my own because authors are notoriously their own worst critics and I tend to start feeling as if I could never measure up . . . Not a good attitude to have when writing . . . or editing. Thankfully my editor and my amazing team remind me constantly to have faith in the story that GOD has given me!

 

That's special. What was the last book you absolutely couldn't put down? Why?

 

As a mother, I don't often have the opportunity to actually read a book that I just can't put down. The latest read that comes immediately to mind that I didn't want to put down is Jennifer Beckstrand's “Huckleberry Hearts”. Jennifer's books are always a favorite of mine and each one blesses me so very much.

 

Did a book recently make you laugh/cry/sigh/shiver?

 

With each new book Jennifer Beckstrand puts out, I tend to go back to the beginning of the series and read them all over again. Each one of her novels bring tears to my eyes; both from depth of emotion
and from laughing so hard. Her Huckleberry Hill series is a MUST READ!

 

Were you the kind of kid/teen who loved reading? Which novel do you first remember reading? (And do you still have a copy?)

 

I read incessantly as a kid/teen. I carried a book with me everywhere. Unfortunately, I don't have any of the books I read as a young child. Between moving often and some unfortunate incidents, all of my books were lost or sold or thrown away.

 

When did you know you wanted to write? Did any or multiple books influence this desire?

 

I don't know that there was a specific time in my life when I made the decision that I wanted to write. I have always been a storyteller. From an extremely early age, I told my mother the stories that crowded into my brain and I've scribbled them down in notebooks as long as I can remember. I think the desire to write is fueled more by the infinite number of fictional universes that fill my mind and imagination, than by any one book I've read.

 

With spring coming soon, what is on your to-read list? And what is your ideal spring reading experience?

 

There are far too many books on my to-read list to name. I am not really someone who gravitates toward a certain type of book during a certain season . . . except Christmas. I start reading Christmas books in October or November.


Thanks for visiting, JC! It was fun getting to know you as a reader. Folks, you can continue to connect with JC, and find out more about her books at the links below.

 

 

BIO:

 

JC Morrows – best-selling author of YA Christian speculative fiction, drinker of coffee and avid reader – is a storyteller in the truest sense of the word.

She finished her first speculative fiction novel purely for the enjoyment of her mother – also known as her biggest fan.

JC has been telling stories in one form or another her entire life and once her mother convinced her to write them down, she couldn't stop.

She gives God all of the glory for her talent and ability!

 

And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” Habakkuk 2:2 KJV

 

 

PURCHASE AND CONNECTION LINKS:

 

Website: http://jcmorrows.com

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