Hezekiah Morris is a 40-year-old alpha male. His leadership skills have been apparent from childhood. He was born in Appomattox, Virginia. He now resides in New York City. Hezekiah has one brother and one child, Kyla Israel. Despite his trials, Hezekiah graduated Magna Cum Laude from Skyline College in the Computer Engineering Program with a 3.7 GPA and made the Dean's list. He is concentrating on becoming a youth counselor. Hezekiah enjoys reading, sports, and spending time with his family. Hezekiah's dream is to enlighten and empower as many troubled youth and adults as possible by sharing his story. He wants everyone to know that anyone can change, and that life gets better through faith in Christ. Perhaps the most important truth that the reader should be aware about Hezekiah Morris is that he has a compelling story to tell that can change the lives of young urban dwellers. Hezekiah didn't come from privilege but never felt entitled - like the world owed him something. In fact, he felt like he owed those who struggle through life. He tells his story with authenticity, without holding back the truth and tells it in graphic detail to.
1.What inspires you most to write?
What inspires me to write is being able to share with the world my talents. To share with them life lessons that I have been through, so they won't make the same mistakes I have. 2. What is your favorite genre?
I really don’t have a favorite genre, I read all types of books. Crime, self-help, romance and biographies.
3. Who is one author you admire if any and why?
I like John Grisham because of the way he tells a story and the attention to detail that he displays that keeps the reader engaged.
4. How do you overcome blank writing spells?
I usually do a breathing exercise where I take deep breaths and imagine I am the reader. What am I missing? What needs to make this book gel?
5. What legal publishing advice can you give?
Find you a publisher that will see your vision. Take notes and really inquire about what platforms can they get your books on. You have to be really careful about choosing your publisher.
6. How many books have you written, are any a bestseller yet?
I have written four books: Restoring Hezekiah: Changing a Generation, Restoring Hezekiah: Me & Only Me, Remember Them Days When We Were Young, and The Player in Me. Not on the best seller list yet but my books are climbing the charts and are getting recognized...
7. If you had the opportunity to rewrite one movie script which would it be, why?
I already have a script written for my last published book The Player in Me. I am really excited about that moving forward. We will start filming of this movie soon.
8.What are some difficulties you've experienced in your writing career; how do you handle book critiques/criticism?
Getting people to support you and seeing you for your talents not your past. I have a Branding and Marketing Coach as well.
9.What are your best experiences in your writing career?
My best experiences as a writer is the various universities, I have had book signings at. Being nominated for Author of the Year for 2020.
10. Do you prefer to write in silence and or have some sort sound in the background?
I like to write in silence.
11. What are some encouraging words you'd give to another author/writer?
Too never give up. Keep pushing, keep striving, follow your dreams and don't compare yourself to other authors be your own unique self.
12. How did you decide the pricing of your material; how did you go about promotion/advertising and distribution of your work?
I usually leave that up to my publisher on determining the price. I do have some input because I want everyone to be able to afford my books.
13. Why should anyone read your book?
If you want to read a well written book with a message that will keep you engaged, then you have it in my books. I want my readers to say wow what a great book. I try to place you right there with me as I take you on a journey.
14. Did you have a book coach?
No when it was my calling to write I was ready.
15. What was your favorite subject in school?
English and History was my favorite subject in school.
16. Are you self-published or have an established publishing contract elsewhere?
Self-published with a publishing company that puts out my work on various platforms.