This was terribly hard to decide who to write about first, for every author brings their own style of magic to the page; however, being that this first author has just released their debut book on Halloween (EST), I thought what a better way to start.
I would like to introduce all to Mr T.H.Morris.
As a young boy, Terrick was more artistic than athletic, and was bullied incessantly. He was made to feel less than, and regularly reminded of the things he didn’t have. Terrick believes that this helped him because it made him stronger, with an instilled sense of defiant determination to thrive in other avenues with his smarts and imagination.
Now as he stands tall as a man of much heart, who adores his wife beyond measure, he is a man who cares just as much about other people’s dreams coming true as he does his own. In Terrick’s ideal world there would be nothing but tolerance, wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. The only time ignorance would ever be encountered would be the ignorance of not knowing something, and after one has been informed and educated, the ignorance would be no more. I must say that I love that.
T.H.Morris is also the author to the newly released, The 11th Percent.
The 11th Percent was inspired by an uninterrupted, seven-hour dream Terrick had on February 19th, 2011. He had been thinking about ghost stories (one of his favorite story genres during childhood, so I am told) and was wondering what if there was a story, a ghost story, where the ghosts weren’t haunting people? What if they were part of the frame work to the whole plot? He was trying to figure out how to make that a reality, but not in the way of Ghost Whisperer or Odd Thomas or anything like that. He went on wondering at length about it, and that night, his mind answered the questions for him.
When I asked Terrick what his main goal was when creating a story, he answered, “To show that the line between reality and fiction can sometimes be very blurred. You truly don’t know what all is out there in the world; you never know what truths are stranger than the fictions. But a healthy openness allows you to have a fertile, creative mind, and allows you to put yourself in the fictional world based on the fact that there is a root of reality – sometimes a sprout. But that’s my goal, to marry fantasy and reality as much as possible. They may never be fully married, so maybe I should just say that they are within a casual dating arrangement.”
T.H.Morris simply loves to know that the characters are relatable, and that there is an element of lesson and growth within the words. Be this within his own work, or while sitting down and enjoying another’s glorious piece or writing.
Terrick has been writing since he was a wee lad. He believes that the writing bug took hold when he was only nine years old. He recalls being in class. The teacher had asked them to put together an eight to nine page book, which were then to be bound together by hole-punched construction paper and yarn. When it came time for him to stand up in front of the class and read his masterpiece, he fell in love with the reactions of his peers. The seed was then planted, and Terrick knew then that one day he would go on to write a book.
T.H.Morris’s book The 11th Percent is a paranormal story that takes place in North Carolina. It follows the adventures of Jonah Rowe, an everyman – a regular type of guy. He has subtle intelligence, a fairly wry sense of humor, a thirst for learning, and he tries very hard to give people a chance before he judges them. But Jonah is bored, unfulfilled, and a listless accountant who has literary aspirations. He simply wants his life to mean something. What he doesn’t realize is that he is about to get his wish in a very rude fashion, as he discovers that he is at the epicenter of an ongoing ethereal conflict.
The 11th Percent is only the first instalment to what is to be seven. He also tells me that he has another two irons in the metal fire, beyond this series – both being Science Fiction. So it seems that we shall be seeing a lot more of this wonderful man around the world of books.
I must say that I truly do respect T.H.Morris for more reasons than one: his love and passion for his wife, the world, and his work – to bring story into the hearts of so many. So, what more can I say? T.H.Morris really is a genuinely all-round good guy, who believes happiness is simply having something to look forward to, and knowing that the ones you love have something to look forward to as well.
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