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New On My Shelf This Week

‘Feel Me Fall’ landed on my virtual shelf, courtesy of the author himself and as the result of a comment I had posted, following a review of the book published by fellow blogger Lauren @ ‘Always Me‘.

James (Jim) Morris, decided to share a few personal and professional facts and details by way of introduction, so I hope that you will also enjoy this additional short guest post…

FEEL ME FALL‘ – Secrets and survival in the Amazon

Cover Image 'Feel Me Fall' By James MorrisEmily Duran is the sole survivor of a plane crash that left her and her teenage friends stranded and alone in the jungles of the Amazon. Lost and losing hope, they struggle against the elements, and each other. With their familiar pecking order no longer in place, a new order emerges, filled with power struggles, betrayals, secrets and lies. Emily must explain why she’s the last left alive.

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But can she carry the burden of the past?

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Discover the gripping new adventure novel that explores who we are when no one is watching, and how far we’ll go in order to survive.

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Clicking on the book’s title will link you directly to its Goodreads page.

Hi! I’m JAMES MORRIS

Image Of Author James MorrisI grew up in a small town outside of Chicago, and I felt I had the best of both worlds: a place with corn and cows and under 5,000 people next to a large city where we could go on weekends.

I’ve loved storytelling as far back as I can remember, and I knew I would someday head west to Hollywood. After college, that’s exactly what I did. I jumped in a U-Haul, and I now call Los Angeles home.

I am a creative professional with over ten years of experience in digital, business and creative writing, providing cross-media content solutions. I have worked with companies such as NBC.com and the health care industry, copywriting, blogging and editing.
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As a former television writer with produced credits including “Smallville” and “Crossing Jordan,” I worked with a team of writers pitching, crafting and following ideas from concept to script to final episode. This necessitated the ability to deliver within tight deadlines, on budget, while integrating notes from various stakeholders. I love brainstorming ideas for seemingly intractable problems.
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I have also taught screenwriting at UCLA Extension, which focused on the art of short films, where through lectures, assignments and screenings, I guided students towards the completion of a short script.
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I continue to learn about the ever-evolving world of social and content marketing, and my goal is to take my love of storytelling and help corporations tell their own stories, as well as continuing to write my own.

It’s been a whirlwind of the past many years, working on TV shows, enduring the ups-and-downs of a writing career, and now writing books, among other things to make a living. Writing has never been a traditional career, and it’s often a blessing or a curse, and feast or famine. But it’s always been interesting. My response to my career depends on the day or month, but what I am certain of is that I’ve been very lucky to spend my life with my wife, Melissa, and our dogs, both deceased and living.

I do my best to stay balanced by enjoying the sunny weather, and taking advantage of paddle-boarding, hiking, bike riding, and hopefully soon, surfing. It’s always been a dream of mine, and it tickles me that a boy who grew up in the Midwest might very well surf the waves of the Pacific. I used to play video games, but it simply took too much time away from my life, and I try very hard to live it, rather than get sucked into distractions. It’s a work in progress, as am I.

Image Of Author James Morris

As a writer, you often feel invisible. No one is waiting for what you are writing; life goes on as you sit behind your computer. So it’s nice to know that my work has created these tiny ripples. I have to remind myself I’m not as invisible as I think I am.

Check out all the latest news at my website
Follow me on Twitter
Connect with me on Facebook
Find me on Instagram
To check out a list of my professional writing credits, go to my IMDb.com page.
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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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14 comments
    • Hi Kathy,

      I honed in on this particular line from the premise, which for me kind of sums up what I think the story is going to be like …

      “explores who we are when no one is watching, and how far we’ll go in order to survive”

      … I guess this could apply to any one of us, as we none of us know exactly how far we would go to survive, unless we were to find ourselves in that situation!

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment, I always appreciate it 🙂

  • I don’t read many adventure novels, but this sounds quite intriguing! (though I read the excerpts from real life adventures in the Reader’s Digest magazine, if that counts) The author’s had a varied and interesting life, as well. Anyone who includes their dogs right up there with their spouse can’t be all bad. 😀

    As for the comment about feeling invisible – I can think of authors who have fans who ARE waiting for what’s coming next! 😉

    • Hi Kelly,

      This probably isn’t one I would go out and buy for myself, but the story line did grab my attention when presented to me by the author, James Morris.

      With such an impressive and diverse resume, James should certainly know how to tell a good, engaging story and I just know that this one is going to have a sting in the tale that I am not expecting!

      I can’t really understand why James should think that he is any way ‘invisible’, although I guess that much of his work has taken place behind the scenes so to speak, and now that he is literally audience facing and dependent on that audience for much of his living, he really needs to become a household name with his writing. Given the great ratings and reviews his books have attracted to date, that just isn’t going to take any time at all!

      Thanks for taking the time to read and digest the entire article, I can always rely on some good debate and conversation with you 🙂

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Isn’t it just!

      I’m sure that everything is not quite as it seems and I dread to think what has happened to Emma during the course of her ordeal!

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that all is well with you 🙂

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      This definitely sounds as though it is very much going to be a character driven story line, so I am looking forward to some good descriptive writing!

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, you know I always appreciate it 🙂

    • Hi Martha,

      I am wondering not only what lengths Emma has to go to, to survive, but how long she then spends alone before being rescued, or does she simply walk out of the jungle? … even more spooky!

      Great to have you visit and thanks for leaving a comment 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      For such a relatively short guest post, I think that James made some very interesting and perceptive observations about life in general, which probably apply to more of us than we will ever know, or that we will admit to!

      Apart from your own personal favourite, I also honed in on …

      “Life is a work in progress, as am I.”

      “I have to remind myself I’m not as invisible as I think I am.”

      Now all I have to do is to keep reminding myself of those thoughts on a regular basis!

      Thanks for your great comment and for taking the time to read the post.

      I hope that all is well with you 🙂

    • Hi Lauren,

      All thanks to your great review, what a good share that was 🙂

      It is also very satisfying when an author takes the time to read posts and reviews which are published about their books. Engagement with your audience is always a good trait, don’t you think?

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