Interview with Paul Morrison

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.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love writing, and I have written all my life. It is a great joy to share my imaginary universe with the reader, create new worlds and contents to feed not only my imagination, but also the imagination of all the readers sharing this universe.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are very important to me. Everything we are and everything we do is meant for the others, despite the importance we attribute to ourselves we always need the others to exist,and the case with the fans the importance is doubled. These people are the ones with whom I share my work and their role in the development of all I write is enormous. It is a fundamental relationship for my work.
What do your fans mean to you?
They are very important to me. Everything we are and everything we do is meant for the others, despite the importance we attribute to ourselves we always need the others to exist,and the case with the fans the importance is doubled. These people are the ones with whom I share my work and their role in the development of all I write is enormous. It is a fundamental relationship for my work.
What are you working on next?
I am working on so many projects. I have just issued the reprints by Kemetpharaonics - about fourteen reprints of classical philosophers and writers, something I always wanted to do, that is, to pay tribute to my favorite writers and philosophers. I am doing the final revision of the last two books of the Giza Trilogy that I am launching next month, parallel to all this I am working on The Americas Series, The Pacific Navigators Series, The New Worlds for Old Series, The Amazonia Series and a special book on Socrates, the Greek Philosopher.‚Äč
Who are your favorite authors?
H.G. Wells, Jules Verne,Edgar Rice Burroughs, Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, and too many others to list.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My writing. It is one of the most important things in my life.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I am not writing I am either travelling, researching, reading, making friends, painting, listening to music, gardening, watching a good movie or simply enjoying being alive.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Internet. It is such a magnificent tool...
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
It was certainly a comic story. I still write and draw comics because I love the childhood memories it brings.
What is your writing process?
I have all these basic outlines in my mind. I just sit down and start developing one of these outlines. I love developing stories inside stories. The whole story evolves like that, and the characters in the story take control as I write - taking the writing in unexpected and surprising directions.
Published 2013-09-17.
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The Three Queens - Book 3 of The Giza Trilogy
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 313,310. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Literary collections » Ancient & Classical
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
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 283,860. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Literary collections » Ancient & Classical
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,430. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
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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
Series: Giza Series, Book 1 Giza Trilogy. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 315,150. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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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
Series: Eating with the Pharaohs, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,360. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
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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
Series: Collected Series, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,940. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
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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
Series: Collected Series, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,730. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: 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
Series: Collected Series, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,160. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
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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
Series: Collected Series, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,100. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » General
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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
Series: Collected Series, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,510. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Anthologies » General
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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
Series: Collected Series, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,880. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
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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
Series: Collected Series, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
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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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,000. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,450. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: June 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Middle Eastern
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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.