SPUNKY SENIOR AUTHORS AND TALENTS - The Forever Young at Heart
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Marilyn Celeste Morris Remains True to Her Military Brat Heritage
Although she was raised as a Military Brat, Marilyn
Celeste Morris was born in her grandfather’s house in Toronto, Texas, a
small Southern Pacific Railroad Section six miles west of
Alpine. Perhaps as an omen of what would be the next twenty
years of her life, the railroad’s abandonment of this settlement
shortly afterward left her with no “permanent” home.
Schooling consisted of Dependents’ Schools while
overseas, in Seoul Korea, 1946-47 and Linz, Austria (1949-1952) and
various schools stateside. A rarity for a Military Brat, she
was fortunate enough to have attended all three high school years and
graduated at Lawton Senior High School, Lawton OK. Further
education was attained at Cameron University, Lawton OK, Tarrant County
College, Fort Worth TX, and North Texas State University. She received
an AAS Degree in Mental Health in 1995.
Morris began her writing career as a guest columnist
in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and for ten years Wrote a weekly
humor/human interest column for a weekly newspaper in the Fort Worth TX
She has taught creative writing at Tarrant County
College, Fort Worth TX, survived numerous book signings and speaking
engagements; and is experienced in interviewing on both radio and
When not writing or editing emerging writers’
manuscripts, Morris enjoys searching for former classmates and true to
her Brat heritage, she has a suitcase packed under the bed, ready to
travel at a moment’s notice.
I'm an eclectic author of eight published
works who is finally settling down to focus on historical novels.
Someone asked me why I chose that genre, and instead of the "same
ol, same ol," "Because I like it." I
answered,"Because I've lived most of it."
Marilyn Celeste Morris' Family, Mother's Day, 2012
Marilyn Tells Us About Herself:
I'm an old Army Brat, or Military Brat, who followed my army officer
father all over the world, post- WWII, and lived to tell about it.And
write about it. Once a Brat, Always a Brat is the
second of two non-fiction books I have published.
My most recent novel is The Unexplored Heart, and I am
working on a sequel, After Camelot: Esther's Quest. This
sequel focuses on the intrepid wife of an archaeologist who researches
the history of the sites her husband Charles Wooster, is considering as
his next dig. After I typed "The End" to The Unexplored
Heart, Esther Wooster snorted and said, "You just think you're
finished with me. I want my own book, now."
And so she shall have it.
My other novels and non-fiction works are listed on the "Free
reads of the first four chapters of all my books" status line and
I invite you to check them out.
It occurred to me that I am Esther Wooster, and that
is NOT a bad thing. She and I are having a marvelous time returning to
the Himalayas on an entirely different search.