Forces of Nature
By Marilyn Celeste Morris
"An edgy, well-written suspense by the same author as the wonderful The Women of Camp Sobingo, Forces of Nature has everything from thriller and horror to romance and human foibles... Each of the characters resonates with the reader with depth and clarity, all while making an entertaining evening's reading..." -Carl Benson, fan
Book Club Discussion Starters
Forces of Nature
· Have you ever been caught in a tornado? If so, can you relate to the descriptions of tornadoes that form in both OK and over the shopping mall?
· Is it reasonable to assume that part of the mall is destroyed and yet another part left only with minor damage?
· Can you relate to any of the mall personnel? To Celia?
· Describe one of your favorite shopping malls. Is it close to the image you get while reading Forces of Nature?
· How did the author choose who lives and who dies in this disaster?
· Why did she choose the survivors?
· Did you understand the motives for the Yeates’ staying together, despite infidelity and disaster?
· Would you like to see a seqel to Forces of Nature, with the same core protagonists?
Marilyn Celeste Morris, multipublished author with Vanilla Heart Publishing has also published Sabbath’s Room, a supernatural mystery, and Once a Brat, part travelogue, part therapy session about her world-wide travels with her army officer father from her birth in 1938 to his (their) retirement in 1958.
More Books by Marilyn Celeste Morris
The Women of Camp Sobingo Four women of diverse backgrounds form a bond… Their experiences in a far-flung military compound strengthen three of the women, but a fourth chooses to end her life there. A reunion twenty-five years later reveals long-held dark secrets and sorrows … The Women of Camp Sobingo shares the story of four women; friends who share the life of army wives in a strange land, with husbands who serve.
Sabbath's Gift When New York writer, Joanna Elliott, flees her abusive husband to the Texas Hill Country, she and her six-year old son, Jason, unwittingly become a killer's prey. Despite Realtor Tommy Joe Greenleaf's warning that Wanda and Ralph Spencer had mysteriously disappeared from the remote farmhouse ten years earlier, Joanna moves in, and makes the sunroom into her office. Joanna adopts a cat from the local veterinarian, Sam Kelly, who tells her that Sabbath "had belonged to a witch." Unexplained events unfold: Joanna is locked overnight inside the storage shed, footprints appear under the sun room windows, and Jason's dog, Mournful, is found poisoned.
Sabbath's House Best selling author Joanna Elliott and her growing family are looking for another house because, quite frankly, finding bodies in the cellar and a psychotic old woman kidnapping her son were not events conducive to bringing her new child into the world. She discovers a charming old Victorian mansion owned only by women of the Emily Harris family, but the remaining heiress has no descendants to inherit. Once the family moves in, however, psychic black cat Sabbath encounters spirits determined to continue the legend, once again putting the family in peril.
Once a Brat, Always A Brat Brat: Def: (1) An unruly child Def: (2) A child of the military BRAT: British Regiment Attached Traveler. We wear the “Brat” name with pride. Those who argue that the term is demeaning simply don’t understand. Once a Brat, Always a Brat is not intended to be a serious study of children of the military. It is neither an apology nor a rallying cry for our unique experiences. While some of my fellow Military Brats, missionary kids, children of the diplomatic corps, oil company employees’ offspring and others raised outside their home country may find similarities in my narrative, I must emphasize that the first part of this book is based solely on events transpiring between 1938 and 1958, with comments on how the Military Brat experience affected my life. Other Military Brats have contributed to this book, writing about their experiences in their own words. A Resources section is included for those who are seeking information about the various organizations who can offer advice and counsel to our current Military Brats and their families.