Backlist Spotlight - Channeling Morpheus
This month Iâ€™m spotlighting my Channeling Morpheus series. Itâ€™s twisted, itâ€™s gritty, and itâ€™s unabashedly explicit. Definitely not for the faint of heart!
PNR author Jesi Lea Ryan is a big fan, and she agreed to float a few questions past the series protagonists, Michael and Wild Bill.
Jesi: Hi, Wild Bill. First I just want to say what a huge fan I am of yours. I know that probably makes you uncomfortable to think you have fans and all, but itâ€™s true.
Wild Bill: Yeah, itâ€™s just like Hollywood, ainâ€™t it? All them doe-eyed, polished and coiffed so-and-sos who always deliver the perfect line at the perfect time. But meet â€™em in person and you find out all their glamor is nothing but an elaborate veneer. Beneath the stylist and the makeup and the director feeding â€™em their lines, there's feet of clay. And they stink just as bad as everyone elseâ€™s.
Jesi: What I want to know is how the age difference between you and Michael has affected your relationship. I mean, you are from completely different generations. Do you find yourself ever asking him to turn his music down or to get off your lawn?
Michael: The neighbors complain about the music. Thatâ€™s on Bill, not me.
Wild Bill: What can I say? No amount of life experience can dull my rampant immaturity.
Jesi: You don't talk a lot about your human life. When you were 20 years old, how did you envision your future? I know you were just a young punk, but did you ever assume you'd end up with a career and a family at some point? How has your turning derailed your life course?
Wild Bill: Believe it or not, when I was twenty, I thought I had it all figured out. Back thenâ€”when you werenâ€™t walking to school barefoot in the snow uphill both waysâ€”it was expected that when you got a job, you stayed in said job. Not like today, when people jump around every few years. It was all Reaganomics and trickle down theory, and when you signed on the dotted line, you expected to stay in one job till you were too used up to do anything else.
Michael: I still canâ€™t imagine you punching a time clock.
Wild Bill: Mikeyâ€™s a lot better than me at being gainfully employed.
Jesi: Michael, can you give us an update on the relationship with your family? Have you all come any closer to mending fences?
Michael: Funny, back when I lived at home, when it was me and Scary Mary, I used to think my family didnâ€™t get me. Nowâ€¦well, I guess itâ€™s safer for everyone if they just think Iâ€™m a lazy drifter.
Wild Bill: They text him.
Michael: My father has a thing for obscure emojis. I think itâ€™s easier to send a smiley face than it is to say something meaningful.
Wild Bill: Your dadâ€™s human, kiddo. Just like everyone else. Present company not includedâ€¦.
Channeling Morpheus afficianados: don't miss the latest flash fic, Puzzle, at ChannelingMorpheus.com
A new online puzzle at Jigsaw Planet!
A post on the Channeling Morpheus artwork at The Novel Approach
And a post on Michael and Wild Bill's happily ever after at Rainbow Gold Reviews