Paul Morrison

Biography

Being a historian and museologist since the late sixties, he became specialized in warship and Marine Corps history and development, helping to organize, display and preserve naval history for about four decades, but parallel studies and interests led him to archaeological research of great civilizations of different eras. He did part time writing for more than thirty years and his books cover a wide range of subjects from historical to science fiction, ghost and detective stories and many other genres. The decision to write The Giza Trilogy demanded a great amount of research and time and he finally retired from his work in the shipping industry and the museum to dedicate to write full time.
He revised and republished his series of Collected Stories, wrote and published his first trilogy, and a series called Cooking with the Pharaohs. He opened Kemetpharaonics Publishing House and he also decided to invest in the e-book market publishing all his books in e-book format.
The Sand God – A Novel of Ancient Egypt and The Time Traveller Sequel to The Time Machine by H. G. Wells both published in 2013 right after the trilogy.
Now he is revising the companion book of The Giza Trilogy – Eternal Egypt and closing the first book of the Ancient Americas Series – Bonampak
His interest in comic book art led him to launch the ozecomics magazine and site, and his love for art resulted in the launching of the @rtdimension magazine and site not for fun or as a hobby, but as a genuine activity that fulfils his necessity to learn and share knowledge.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
ETERNAL EGYPT is a supplement to the Giza Trilogy. The book is a collection of fictional short stories, all in chronological order recording the history of the plateau – its three pyramids, satellite pyramids, temples and tombs from shortly before the collapse of the Old Kingdom c.2181 B.C. through to the beginnings of the Roman domination of Egypt in 40 B.C.
In the pages and stories of ETERNAL EGYPT the reader will meet the priests, scribes, craftsmen and soldiers who continued to serve the three dead Pharaohs on the Giza Plateau (or White Rock as it is referred to), for more than two thousand years. What dramas and intrigues took place in those two thousand years? When were the pyramids first entered and looted? On what scale was this looting and on whose orders was it carried out? Some of these questions will be answered, or at least examined in the stories in the book.
The history of Egypt in the two thousand years since the construction of the three pyramids will also be a part of this story: the rule of the later Pharaohs such as Thutmosis IV and Ramesses II; the invasions of Kemet (Egypt) by the Hyksos, the Persians and Alexander the Great; and the gradual decline of this once magnificent civilization. What effect, if any, did all of this have on the three pyramids on the plateau?
The stories are of course fictional but much research has been carried out into the background for the stories. Questions too are asked as to how the plateau and its army of priests and scribes were administrated; the maintenance and upkeep of the plateau; and what continuous religious hold, if any, did the immense pyramids have over Kemet. Were the three Pharaohs resting on the plateau considered gods?
Another purpose of the book, and indeed a most important one is a tribute to the people of Ancient Kemet. Today, hundreds of thousands of tourists visit Egypt each year, not only see the magnificent pyramids and tombs on the Giza Plateau, but to visit the scores of other ancient sites up and down the Nile. When standing before the pyramids it is easy to think about the Pharaohs who were once buried there but what of the others, the common workers who built the pyramids? And what of those who followed, the priests and the scribes who were responsible for maintaining the memory of the dead Pharaohs and the upkeep of their Houses of Eternity? When the last of these Giza Pharaohs, Menkaure, was buried on the plateau, one would hope that it did not become simply a silent and empty cemetery, but continued as a thriving metropolis with priests, scribes, craftsmen, soldiers as well as numerous travellers and pilgrims coming to the plateau to not only honour the Pharaohs buried there, but to marvel at the immensity and grandeur of their House of Eternities. It is not unreasonable to think that the three Pharaohs lay undisturbed for nearly five hundred years until the collapse of the Old Kingdom and the chaos which followed.
And lastly, who knows what other wonders and secrets lie hidden beneath the sands of the plateau…
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is important for independent writers as it allows them to publish their books and distribute the books. It is excellent publication and distribution work.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Paul Morrison online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Three Queens - Book 3 of The Giza Trilogy
By
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 313,310. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
THE THREE QUEENS is a book about the life of the son of Pharaoh Khafre and grandson of Pharaoh Khufu - Pharaoh Menkaure, as well as his relationships with his three Queens. It covers the period from c.2532 B.C. through to c.2500 B.C. (the death of Shepseskaf, Menkaure’s son and heir). We only know the name of one of Menkaure’s queens – Khamererenebty II. The other two are a mystery. A clue to one
The Sphinx - Book 2 of the Giza Trilogy
By
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 283,860. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 20, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
THE SPHINX is the fictional and epic novel about the son of Pharaoh Khufu. This son was Pharaoh Khafre who built the second largest pyramid on the Giza Plateau. He is also thought to be the builder of the mysterious Sphinx. Or was he? The novel is not only about the life of Pharaoh Khafre, his rule over Kemet and his many military conquests, but is also the story of the Sphinx. What did this
LOYAL and STEADFAST - The Story of HMS Consort
By
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,430. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
(4.00 from 1 review)
LOYAL and STEADFAST is the story of HMS CONSORT, a C class destroyer commissioned into the post-World War 2 Royal Navy. During her ten years of service CONSORT spent nearly all her time in the Far East participating in the Occupation of Japan, the Malayan Emergency and the Korean War.
The Pharaoh - Book 1 Giza Trilogy
By
Series: Giza Series, Book 1 Giza Trilogy. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 315,150. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Pharaoh is the fictional account of life and the times of Pharaoh Khufu (2603 B.C. – 2566 B.C.), builder of the largest of the Ancient Egyptian pyramids: Horizon of Khufu (or as it is now known, the Great Pyramid) on the Giza Plateau.
Eating with the Pharaohs - An Ancient Egypt Cook Book Part 1
By
Series: Eating with the Pharaohs, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,360. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(3.00 from 1 review)
Eating with the Pharaohs is a small collection of recipes and stories written by Pentu the Scribe who served as Master of Pharaoh’s Kitchen. They bring to us part of the struggle of working as a cook in the Egypt of the pyramid builders.
Garden of Eden Stories and Poems
By
Series: Collected Series, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Garden of Eden is a collection of romantic stories and poems celebrating love and the possibility of a soul mate discovery which can be a life changing event. It portrays the special moments and beliefs of lovers in different situations and the scenarios, leading to the discovery of soul mateship and all changes in the mind and the life of the partners who inevitably learn about each other in this
Collected Western Stories
By
Series: Collected Series, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,730. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Western
This Collection is inspired by the American West. They are stories of adventurers and explorers of the lands inhabited by the Native Americans who had to constantly fight the newcomers whom they considered as invaders. The stories develop paradoxal heroes: settlers and their families, risking all to begin a new life as well as the gunfighters who sought to impose the rule of the gun.
Collected Australian Stories
By
Series: Collected Series, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
(5.00 from 1 review)
Collected Australian Stories is a visit into the Australian mind and the various facets of this ancient land. The impressive culture of the Aborigines, the original inhabitants of the land is brought to life in such stories as The Challenge and The Stone Country. Other stories such as The Wejii Man examine deeper cultural beliefs.
Collected Historical Stories
By
Series: Collected Series, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,100. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This Collection of imaginative short stories is a worldly voyage to distant pasts, and rich and magic cultures, which together form an impressive historic mosaic. Through the pages of these fictional stories we cross the subtle boundary into reality, transporting the reader to past worlds long lost in time.
Collected Other Stories
By
Series: Collected Series, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,510. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book, Collected Other Stories contains 32 narratives that cover a wide range of topics; some are sea stories such as Dolphin Joe, The Sea Chase, The Sea Captain, Victorious, and What Ship? What Destination? Other stories are science fiction tales - The Oracle of Pentos 7, The Man from Mars, Home Sweet Home and Doomsday.
Collected Science Fiction and Ghost Stories
By
Series: Collected Series, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,880. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This Collection of Science Fiction and Ghost Stories brings you worlds and characters of many dimensions. Paul Morrison introduces you to the Palais Theatre Vampire, takes you for an afternoon stroll on an evening when the world as we know it comes to a possible end, or to Just a Street in Brooklyn in a future world that no longer exists....
Collected Dick Sleuth Mysteries - Tasmania's No. 1 Detective
By
Series: Collected Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
This detective story collection is mainly set in Tasmania and brings to life a most original detective whose unorthodoxical and bizarre actions leads to impressive results. The stories and events of the funny and lively Tasmania’s No. 1 Detective treats mystery and danger with a humour that is proper from a Tasmanian , and defies the crude logician to try to solve these cases in any other way.
The Time Traveller
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,000. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
What if you could share an adventure with the author of The Time Machine? What if you could find a manuscript that would continue the time travel experience narrated by H. G. Wells himself. Perhaps this is possible… H. G Wells inspired millions of readers with his science fiction novel. Transporting himself to the magic of this impressive master allowed Paul Morrison to pay homage and ...
The Sand God
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,450. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
(5.00 from 1 review)
It is a historical fiction novel of a crisis period in Pharaonic Egypt. The book depicts the struggle to expel the invaders and the difficulty of trusting a new god whose promises are too good to be true, but also too vague to be trusted. Hori did not mean to serve a new god. He wanted a little attention,through his lies he ended in a terrible situation. The events he unleashes are uncontrollable.

Paul Morrison’s tag cloud

2603 bc 2566 bc    42 stories    agewise    all ages    american wild west native american settlers gun fighters american civil war native american wars    ancient egypt fictional story    ancient fictionalhistory    big horn battle    bizarre investigation methods    conquests and expeditions    convict and settlers stories    eating with the pharaohs    egyptian ancient food and beverages    egyptian historical fiction    egyptian saga    epic novel researched in great accuracy    fiction    fictional short stories sea stories science fiction historical short stories    great mystery    great pyramid giza plateau seven wonders of the ancient world    he thinks he is tough like humprey boggart    historical fictional cook book    historical fictional novel    hms consort    homage to h g wells    horror and mystery    it covers the period from c2532 bc through to c2500 bc the death of shepseskaf menkaures son and heir    korean war    lifestyle and customs of ancient egypt    magic and the power of the pharaohs    menkaures pyramid    outback    personal life of the pharaoh including romance and relationships    pharaoh khufu or cheops    pharaohs and gods    pyramid age    pyramid construction    romantic stories love passionate poemsfictional adventures    royal navy    scary and amazing realities    science fiction and ghost tales    short stories    tasmanis no 1 detective private investigator    this book is about australian culture aborigine    time travel adventure    travelling through time and space    unofficial sequel    world fictional history prehistoric fictional narratives    yangtze incident   

Smashwords book reviews by Paul Morrison

  • The 10-Minute PR Checklist - Earn the Publicity You Deserve on June 12, 2013

    When I read Mark Coker I feel inspired and I go straight to work. Following his instructions and tips allowed me to go solo in the e-book business and I have to say this gives you more control and more freedom to produce your books and to distribute them. The fact is, he has in me a faithful fan, and I would like to say I really enjoy his simple and direct approach to the subject, and he does not mind sharing his knowledge which is something I prize above all.
  • The Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success on June 12, 2013

    It is certainly the right material to anyone in the e-book business to read. Sharing your knowledge just shows how you believe in this business and I am enjoying every tip and advice. I would also like to congratulate you for doing it for free, but I have to say that I would gladly pay for your books!
  • Smashwords Style Guide on June 12, 2013

    This book was my first Mark Coker, and I read it in no time. It was the first material about e-book that I could easily manage and the moment I finished formatting and uploading my e-book I realised I could do the same about all my manuscripts. Excellent material, thorough and efficient guide to anyone interested in this fantastic universe of e-books. You have done great Mark!