Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What books were your favorite growing up and most influenced you?
A: My absolute favorite book growing up was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Veruca Salt remains one of my favorite characters to date. I also remember reading and rereading There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom and the Sideways Stories from Wayside School series, both by Louis Sachar. I have always been a bit of a slow reader, so as a kid I enjoyed books infused with humor or whimsy that would keep me hooked. Works such as these have influenced my own writing as I aspire to balance humor and heart.

Q: Who are your favorite authors?
A: Recent favorite authors include Kelly Yang, Adam Silvera, Becky Albertalli, Jo Knowles, Chad Sell, Angie Thomas, Mackenzi Lee, Tim Federle, Tiffany D. Jackson, Nicola Yoon, and so many more. Always happy to talk about favorites and make specific recommendations!

More questions to come as they are asked! If you have a question you want to see answered, send me an email at jmatejekmorris@gmail.com or find me on Twitter or Instagram!