Author Interview: Deserea Morse–Blackberry’s Tales

Deserea Morse (Blackberry Del’Le Horrer) Interview:

My name is Deserea, I am the author of Blackberry’s Tales, which is a book dedicated to all the dark things in life.

I have been writing since I was 16 years old. I think because I have such a deep fascination with the Occult, this tends to inspire my creativity throughout Blackberry’s Tales. Many, if not all, of my characters are formed through the blackness of my mind. I enjoy darkness…and this really shines through my characters such as Viper, Sception, and Frost.

What compelled you to write your first book?

Wow! I think it all came down to this one word: Inspiration. I have always loved the darkness which used to just sit, festering in my mind, so I think writing is the only way for me to get out all this darkness and be a somewhat sane individual.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

No, surprisingly. When I was a lot younger I absolutely hated the idea of writing, because I did not understand the grammatical rules. I stuck with mostly drawing. I found a true love for writing about when I turned 14, I think.

What compels you to be a writer?

I think what compels me would be the idea that my mind is creating these characters’ who other individuals would find fascinating, and that through me, I am helping others release their own pent up creativity, if that makes sense.

Tell us a little bit about your book.. What are their titles; which is your favorite if you have more than one, and briefly let us know what they are about. Pay particular attention to your most recent book and/or your first book:

Well, Blackberry’s Tales is a boom series, so there is more than one of course. Tale one: The Grimoire of Destruction is focused on the creation of Sception, along with Viper, and it kind of explains where all these creatures are coming from, and why The “Mallum’” are what they are throughout the rest of the books.

How did you feel the day you held the copy of your first book in your hands?

I felt critical (Laughs), No honestly, I did feel critical of my writing as whole, and I think that this is the way with any creative individual, they tend to just watch for mistakes from their own minds. I felt excited too, of course.

What type of music, if any, do you listen to while you write?

Metal, of course. This and symphonic is what inspires me. I believe music can make or break a scene in a movie or a book.

What inspires you and motivates you to write the very most?

I think it is everything. If you cannot take inspiration from everything, then you will not grow as an artist of any caliber. I take inspiration from the smallest and simplest things, or even the darkest of things; it depends on my frame of mind that day.

What one thing are you the most proud of in your life?

Being open enough to be creative, nothing else can compare.

The main characters of your stories – do you find that you put a little of yourself into each of them or do you create them to be completely different from you?

No, not really. I tend to take from the personalities I have encountered in my life, sometimes the personalities are unlike anyone I have met, and this really makes me interested in hearing their opinions through my writing. Viper, for instance, is unlike anyone I have ever met.

When growing up, did you have a favorite author, book series, or book?

Anything Horror based I loved!

Hey, let’s get morbid. When they write your obituary, what do you hope they will say about your book/s and writing? What do you hope they will say about you?

Wow, yes let’s. I guess I would like them to say that I was able to portray my characters in a gruesome light. And one thing that I hope will always be said about me is that I do not shy away from controversy within my writing. Controversy has never bothered me.

Location and life experience can sprinkle their influence in your writing. Tell us about where you grew up and a little about where you live now – city? Suburb? Country? Farm? If you could live anywhere you want to live, where would that be?

I grew up in a lot of different areas, Not too much city life when I grew up but I am honestly more of a city person and hope to move to New York one day!

Do you have any pets? What are they? Tell us about them.

Dogs, cat- the cat is more my inspiration. I love cats.

Is there anyone you’d like to specifically acknowledge who has inspired, motivated, encouraged or supported your writing?

Yes, there are many people who inspire me, my family, and my friends. I would like to acknowledge my spirit guide for giving to me what I needed most; bravery.

Is there any one particular book that when you read it, you thought to yourself, “Man, I wish I’d written that one!”?

Hmmm, I think so. I would say…Anne Rice, she is a good writer. (Laughs)

Many authors have said that naming their characters is a difficult process, almost like choosing a name for their own child. How did you select the names of some of your lead characters in your book/s?

I don’t know how the names came to me, mostly through my study of witchcraft and the secret meanings behind the names I think!

Have you ever had a character take over a story and move it in a different direction than you had originally intended? How did you handle it?

Yeah, Sception. He was originally meant to be a much lighter character but I don’t think he wanted to be (laughs), yeah Sception defiantly. I don’t ‘handle’ it per say, I just go with what is happening naturally.

Is there any lesson or moral you hope your story might reveal to those who read it?

Evil always wins, kids. No, I would just say that my moral is to never close your mind off to anything.

Now that you are a published author, does it feel differently than you had imagined?

No, I feel content and this is really all that matters.

One last question before we let you go, Deserea. Do you have any last words to your readers?

Yeah, I do. Thank you for your support. Darkest blessings.

Deserea is the writer of Blackberry’s Tales. Her book: Tale one-The Grimoire of Destruction, can be found on Lulu, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, as well as many other major retail stores. Look for her other tales of horror and decay which are soon on the way!

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