K.R. Morrison has lived in the Pacific Northwest for over 25 years. She moved there from California, after the Loma Prieta earthquake caused her to rethink her stance on “never moving again.” After her first sight of Oregon, she never looked back.
She wrote her first book Be Not Afraid after a nightmare would not leave her mind, even when awake. UnHoly Trinity came next. The third and fourth in the series are being worked on as of this writing.
When not writing or working,K.R. quilts or works in the garden. She lives with her husband, her very artistic daughter, and a monster-sized cat. Her son makes an occasional visit from his temporary home in Brazil.
Her summary of UnHoly Trinity:
What happened in the moments after Judas hanged himself? Where did Cain go after the death of Abel? Myths abound and some of them have similar endings.
Cain murders his brother out of jealousy. Judas betrays Jesus to those who want to see Him dead. Vlad the Impaler destroys without mercy and is legendary as Count Dracula. Three souls: collected and bound together in the same body by Lilith, Satan’s mate and favorite slave. Cain, Judas, and Vlad Tepes all fall into the same trap: weakened by pride but too stubborn to turn back, they become cursed to walk the world through all of time. Pursued by Hunters — a group first established by Cain’s tribe when he was abducted by Lilith and the Serpent — the trio must keep one step ahead of their enemies from century to century. The tale starts in Genesis, moves to the time before and after the Crucifixion, then makes the journey into what will become known as the Carpathian Mountains. We are dropped briefly into the 15th century, pass through time in Romania and Scotland, then conclude in 19th-century New Orleans. This is where the story, and the three-souled Beast, must await another day and another century.
Did something in the real world inspire UnHoly Trinity?
This is the second in the series Pride’s Downfall and it was a result of two things—one, the people who read Be Not Afraid (book 1) were clamoring for more, and two—I had done a lot of research for the first book and found the mythos of Cain, Judas, and Lilith. I have always held the belief that Cain and Judas had both been treated unjustly in the Biblical narratives, so this book gives my spin on why things happened to them the way they did. No doubt, however, that the story treats their vampire existence as one that is totally evil.
What is your favorite scene in UnHoly Trinity?
Because of my odd sense of humor, the scene that sticks out the most in my mind is one where Lilith, her demon mentor/guardian/jailer Lucius, and Bestias, the two-souled human/vampire, are hiding in a ship to get away from the Hunters who want to destroy them. On the way, as they are dormant in the bowels of the boat, Lilith wakes up, scratches herself, and stumbles upstairs to the deck. We hear a shriek, then a splash as a body hits the water, and then she comes back down and goes back into dormancy. It’s all so casual—like she’s going up to get a drink of water or something.
What was your writing process like as you wrote the book?
I remember taking a lot of walks so that I could set scenes straight in my head before I wrote them down.
What was the best thing that happened during your promotion of the book?
Just getting to know others and being able to talk with them about writing and such.
What do you have planned next?
I got myself into the editing business—not for profit, for sure—and I work a full-time job, so I haven’t had time to write much of anything. I’d like to do a small-town type of book, where people are just a little weird. It’ll be based in Oregon, so that won’t be too difficult to write—ha! However, there are those who want more horror, so I will probably go down that way again. I recently found a foreign coin in my backyard and have no idea where it came from. It will most likely be the basis for my next horror-genre book.
Pick up your copy of UnHoly Trinity on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2uWMTpF
Check out Book 3 in the series: https://krmorrison325.wordpress.com/
Or hear about Kathy’s adventures around the world: https://kathyree.wordpress.com/