Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Amercia Morris, Author of ‘Planet Nooky.'
Hi, please tell us about your journey.
I was born in Buffalo, New York. Since a child, I was shy and did not know how to express myself correctly. My mother always encouraged me to say what I mean and mean what I said, her way of encouraging me to speak up. As a child, whenever I wanted something, I would send her a letter or write a note under the door. Writing it was my way to know I got my point across. I always researched and read the dictionary, and thesaurus' and vocabulary builders. I always studied the English language. I finally found my voice in high school, where I was introduced to poetry. Poetry allowed me to find and utilize my voice in ways that allowed me to heal from so many traumas I experienced. Poetry is fun; it's exciting. You can be creative and still have a message by using metaphors and similes and leaving things to the reader's imagination. It allows that ah-ha moment. Poetry is sweet, short, and straight to the point and still sets the bang. When I write longer works, like my novel Blooms of Nooky, that's what I am thinking of; that's my writing style.
My father was a reader and a writer who encouraged my newfound voice consistently, which if I indeed needed that. This has been a long journey for me since I realized what I had to do .. which was writing. I have had blogs I started, newspapers, newsletters, and I have works that I haven't released yet. I even lost years of poetry I had written. I had to start over many times, But I was persistent.
I currently have Nooky.Life. My site is a blog intended to allow others to gain encouragement and support through whatever difficulties they may be experiencing in life, as the start of healing is knowing that you are not alone.
I have works published that was created, written, edited, copyrighted, and self-published.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
The strategies that helped me become successful is knowing my strength my value and continuing to reinforce that. And reminding myself that we are all here to serve a purpose, and I found my purpose even through life, which is so unpredictable and sometimes unpleasant. This has been a long journey for me as even though my first novella was only released last year, I have been writing and re-writing since a teen.
Any message for our readers.
To anyone reading that has a dream, has a goal, never give up on yourself. Anyone who has experienced any kind of trauma as each one of us has different experiences. Like my first trauma, I remember when I was just five years old, I almost drowned in the community pool. I had to be resuscitated. There were others, of course, even in my adult life. We should all remember trauma should not break us; it should make us realize how important we are and what may come to destroy us will make us stronger with our any doubts, but only if we remind ourselves, we are indeed valuable. I created planet Nooky because everything I feel, hear, speak and create is me. Anyone reading is visiting my world, my planet, which is ruled by a Goddess, as a way to even remind myself of my power and value.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
Thank you so much for giving us your precious time! We wish you the best for your journey ahead!