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 area. 

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 television.

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. 

Marilyn Celeste Morris, Author, Editor, Speaker
WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/RIqtQ4; 
: AuthorMarilynCMorris.wordpress.com
AMAZON: http://amzn.to/KSq5Ya; PUBLISHER'S SITE: http://bit.ly/LIq9iy 
And now, free reads: First four chapters of all my books: 

Please leave a comment to welcome Marilyn Celeste Morris to Spunky Senior Authors and Talents.


  1. What a great post! It's wonderful to hear more about you!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hi Marilyn - like I don't already know you're a spunky senior. Happy writing. And that's a nice looking family you have.

  3. What really amuses me is young reviewers who seem shocked that older authors can write such hot sex scenes. Hell, we've had a whole lot more years to think about it than they have! If they live long enough, they'll eventually understand. Grin.

  4. Hullo Marilyn, I'm Scottish from a small industrial village which fed into a Senior Secondary school in the local Big Town, West Calder. In my first two years of WC there were several children attending whose dads were based at the airfield in Kirknewton. They added such glamour to our lives. We all wore uniform. None of them wore uniform, and so on in a Vive la difference sort of manner. Interesting to hear of it from your point of view. Anne Stenhouse, author, Mariah's Marriage, MuseItUp.

  5. I love the suitcase under the bed Marilyn. :) Wonderful to learn about you. Best luck.

  6. Marilyn, you're one of the spunkiest seniors of all. What a life, both wonderful and scary. Best to you in health and long life.

  7. You couldn't have asked for a better background from which to draw your marvelous stories, Marilyn. Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you somewhere soon.

  8. Hi Marilyn,
    Welcome to Spunky Senior Authors and Talents. Sounds like you had a fascinating upbringing, which is a great asset for writing.

    Morgan Mandel

  9. What a fun blog! You are having an amazing life. Love it!


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