Disclaimer: Blame the interviewee for the above pic, not the interviewer LMAO!!
This blog is the first of a series of interviews for other authors I hope to conduct on a regular basis. Consider this space open to those writers who may request it. I’m proud to have my first interview blog going to the up-and-coming published author Megan Elizabeth Morales. She’s accomplished what so many others have only dreamed of accomplishing at 18, and she did this despite dealing with the symptoms of epilepsy every day. Considering the years I dealt with another debilitating illness, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), I can certainly relate, and I hope her success and determination can make a major point clear to other aspiring authors who suffer from a chronic illness or disability: You can do it. Megan’s endeavors to raise Epilepsy Awareness are also quite admirable, I should add.
And without further commentary from me (I tend to talk enough as it is!), here is my first 9 Q & A interview with Megan:
1) As your appearance on my blog clearly indicates, you can appear pretty much anywhere, and at any given time. No part of cyberspace is safe from your presence – muahhahhah! So please tell the adoring public: how cool is it to be so unpredictable, spontaneous, and ubiquitous?
Well, sometimes I disappear for a few days because I forget about my WordPress blog, and then it appears like I’m just doing random posts. But, it’s actually because thoughts just appear in my head. It’s weird. But, I do think it’s very cool to see how many people like my stuff within minutes or even seconds after I post them!
2) Do you love being a writer?
It’s conflicting; I love being a writer, but then I get so frustrated and I stop for a few days. And then my editor is like, “What are you doing?”
3) Please tell my readers about some of your upcoming projects. Pweeaasssee…!
I have around five more projects coming out; two are soon to come out in book stores, another two just need their contracts, and one I am working on at the moment.
4) What genres of the literary world do you prefer to put your writing efforts into?
Horror/SYFY and Fantasy. (Interviewer note: Notice how Megan spelled “sci-fi” the way the Sy-Fy Channel currently does! How cool was that? Has that channel started a new grammatical trend? If so: Woohoo!)
5) Super-heroes are cool! (At least I freakin’ think so!) Rumor has it you have a new super-hero character called Strobe who is destined for publication. Can you tell us a bit about her?
Well. I based her off a little girl named Caitlin who has epilepsy because my friend Jason requested for my character to be named after her. Caitlin has a separate identity during the nighttime, and at the end of the story, you know everything is going to be alright. The theme song for this story is “Cartoon Heroes” by Aqua.
6) You’re into the cosplay sartorial phenomenon! You once made an incredible Harley Quinn! Who or what will you be at the Comic Con this year?
Originally I was going to be the Black Canary, but it didn’t come together really well once it all got pieced together; so I’m going to go as a sexy/sassy storm trooper.
7) You’ve done quite a bit to raise awareness for epilepsy. What are some of the challenges that you deal with on a daily basis due to having epilepsy that you think people should be informed about?
Well… I have to deal with the shame of having seizures in public, because people still make fun of those who have this disability, and I also can’t drive to places, which basically makes me a hermit.
8) What can those who want to do their part for raising Epilepsy Awareness do?
They can donate money to the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation, as well as participating in walks/runs once those kind of events come to your town.
9) This closing question is one I really feel compelled to ask, due to, yanno, you being you… Do you ever foresee yourself possibly ruling the world? (I do! I do! But I’m asking you LOL!)
I wish! I could see myself ruling the world of rabbits, though… and if they ever tried to overpower me, I’d eat all of their lettuce and carrots in front of them.