Reese Morrell lives in the back woods of West Virginia with her corgi Ronnie. She takes the sadder and darker aspects of life and spins them into positive life lessons.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I've lived or spent a significant amount of time in most of the United States. I had what some would call a difficult childhood. I try to take the perspective that pain in life is transformative if we allow it to do so. As an only child I found myself alone in our back wood for hours with the family dog. I try never to let the imagination of childhood die in any aspect of my life, least of all my writing.
Who are your favorite authors?
Very few authors I dislike, so naming my favorites is difficult. I have been influenced by authors who use existential questions as themes in their work: Neil Gaiman, Isaac Asimov, Alan Moore, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, etc. Even though I don't write fantasy or science fiction, I use the same themes in my work to express questions about life and choices.