Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Who am I?

I get a plethora of interesting questions from emails.
Some ask about the books and some ask about me.
I thought today I'd tell you a little about me, since I've had the pleasure of meeting all of you through the emails and messages you've sent me.

Here goes.

First and foremost I'm a mom. I have a daughter and a son. In the front of my books you'll often see a dedication to Isabella and Alexzander. They're my greatest masterpiece.
She was named after Queen Izabella of Spain and my son was named after Alexzander the Great.

I live in Pennsylvania in a very small town. It's tiny and much like the one I described in Salem. Population 8000 ish.

I'm married.

I have one vice in life and it's coffee. I drink way too much of it, but when you get up at 2 a.m. to work, you need it.

I love gardening. My obsession is rose bushes. The big joke with my friends is 'If you need to hide a body, take it to Morgan's.'  Next to my kids, my heirloom 7 sister's rose bushes are my pride and joy.

I love bacon. (ok, it's my second vice. Followed by cheese burgers)

I hate to run, but I still do it. I wish I could be like Elizabeth and do a 6 mile run happily. By 4 I'm miserable, angry and sweaty. I don't think while I run, I curse and swear there has to be an easier way to keep eating bacon and burgers.

I'm almost 40. That didn't hurt too much. I remember sitting in my college dorm trying to decide what to be when I grew up, and now I'm there.

I don't eat bread. Or rice and potatoes. I spend most of my life living low carb, simply because at my age (yeah, I know) my blood sugar doesn't like when I eat them. Thus the love affair with bacon, cheese and meat.

My favorite food is peanut butter. I could eat it on anything and often do. I also eat it right out of a jar with a spoon. You can tell how stressful my day has been writing by how empty my jar is...

I have two sisters and a brother, but I'm the oldest. That has it's advantages and disadvantages. I get the old jokes alllllll the time. Oh and how I'm going to die if I don't stop eating the bacon.

I'm a type A control freak. I have to micromanage every damn situation to death. My cabinets look like a crazy person organized them and my underwear drawer is color coded. I kid you not.

I have a cat. His name is Mr. Frodo. We found him wandering, and in honor of the Lord of The Rings books, he was given his name. I didn't think he looked like a Bilbo Baggins, so he was dubbed Frodo.

I'm Native American, Italian, and Irish.

I believe in happily ever after.

I personally reply to every email that you send me. Sometimes multiple times. Go ahead. Test that out. You know you want to. Even if it's just to say Hi! I will reply.

I speak Spanish and am passable with French. When I went to Paris, I had to pick it up fast. I know the basics and can understand most, but can't conjugate for my life.

My parents think I'm weird. Not in a bad way, but sometimes when I tell them how I'm killing the next person, my mom get's this look on her face like she wonders where she went horribly wrong.

I have 5 tattoos. My back holds 4 of them. Ok, it covers my back, practically. I also have my next appointment to get my ribs done on May 8th. My arm is next. (See above regarding my mother. THIS is her big gripe. I'm altering her work of art.)

I love Christmas, even though I personally celebrate Yule. This year my tree is going to be bright red and have all black Victorian ornaments all over it. Every three years I get a different tree and change the theme. This year is Gothic Christmas. My husband isn't as amused as I am.

Favorite color: Apple Green. My kitchen is that shockingly bright color, highlighted in electric blue.
Favorite place in the world: Alexandria Egypt.
Favorite drink: I love a fun martini or two.
Favorite splurge: I collect ugg boots.
Favorite kitschy item: I have black heels with red blood splatters.
Favorite Author: Edgar Allen Poe
Favorite car: I like mine. I have an H3.

There you have it. Morgan Kelley in a nutshell. You now know more about me than you probably ever wanted to. I know it had nothing to do with books today, but essentially I am part of every book I write. So there's my technicality.

Now I need to finish working on Celestia's Falling It's going to be a series, and I have my work cut out for me.

Much Love, Murder and Mayhem.