Your Guide to This Hot Mess Author
Updated: Feb 18
Hi, ya'll! Welcome to my first blog post ever! As the title says, I'm using this post to tell you some of my favorite (and not so favorite) things. I plan to utilize this blog to not only post about my life but also introduce my readers to other authors who are worth reading. I don't want to just market books, I want to build connections within the community and that starts by really getting to know each other. So, I'm here to interview myself. Which sounds weird now that I'm typing it out but, you know what? We're still gonna go with it. Otherwise, I would have to talk about something boring like writing. I know none of us want that. 🙃
If you're here you've probably have already read my "about me" post but in case you haven't, I'm Morgan Elliott. I'm the author of the Onyx Flame series. I'm also a mother of 5, a tarot reader, a psychology student, a Texas native, and a wife. Not to mention a hundred other things but we'll discuss that another day. For now, I'm going to answer a bunch of random questions that I found on the internet. See you on the flip side!
Name three things you can't live without.
My phone, chocolate, and Pepsi.
What's your biggest fear?
Being abandoned (thank you childhood trauma!) and scorpions.
Why are you a writer?
I read a book once. It was terrible so I wrote my own to make myself feel better. Since then, I've realized how much writing helps me and impacts others. So I continue to write and I will until I decide that people are tired of hearing from me.
What's something about you that weirds other people out?
I rarely drink coffee. So rare that I don't keep it in the house. Everyone who hears that immediately steps back from me. It's kind of funny, I think. I also have never read a book twice and that throws everyone off.
What's your favorite animal?
Bears, ravens, wolves, and giraffes. Could you imagine what all four of those rolled into one would look like?
What is the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
Spaghetti with Oreos crushed in it. Blame the pregnancy hormones, ya'll.
Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?
Take Five. However, I'm allergic to it so I can't eat it and I hate that. It's a new type of torture.
What did you want to be when you were younger?
I'm such an indecisive person. I wanted to be a mom, a baker, a lawyer, a party planner, a therapist, and at one point, I wanted to be dancer.
What are some of your negative traits?
Self sabotage, over apologizing, and repressing my negative feelings until I explode.
What is your favorite book genre to read?
Romance. I won't read anything if it doesn't have a little love in it.
What types of foods do you hate?
Veggies, spicy foods, sour foods, and gummy bears/worms.
How can someone lose your trust/friendship?
Repeatedly lying to me or talking about me behind my back. I'm pretty generous. Everyone gets a second chance and I'll bend over back to make someone happy. But, once I'm done, I will never speak to the person again.
When you first meet someone, how do you introduce yourself?
Because I'm such an awkward people person, I usually tell them everything negative there is to know. That way they can get a head start on running for the hills.
Why do you write detailed sex scenes?
Well, because I'm an adult and I like sex. Doesn't almost everyone? It feels wrong to write adult romance and leave the sex out. It's just not realistic for 85% of the universe. All of my books at 18+ and that's unlikely to change.
If you've made it this far, congratulations! You have learned all you need to know about me. Be on the look out for more author interviews coming up this week! Be good, ya'll!