Rosalind “Kai” Morris

The Meaning Behind the Pen Name for my Children’s Books.

For my novels, I write under the name Rosalind Morris, but for my Children’s books, I write under the name Rosalind “Kai” Morris. I posted a video about this around 8PM on Thursday night (2-4), however, the video hit a snag. So I will just tell you the story. When I was a little girl, my mother read books to me almost every night. I am a huge proponent of story time by the way. I write all my children’s books with a great story time in mind. That is largely due to my experiences with it as a child.

One of my favorite books to hear at story time was a book called Marvin K Mooney, Will You Please Go Now! by Dr. Suess. In the book, Marvin is asked to leave, and then given suggestions on ways to leave. But Marvin does not leave until the end of the book, when he is good and ready. I loved that book, and the way my mother would say Marvin K. Mooney so much that my mother started to call me Rosalind Kai Morris and later Roz Kai (my official nickname) after Marvin K. Mooney.

I don’t really have a middle name, and I like that I don’t have a middle name. However, for my children’s books, I wanted to use my nickname Rosalind “Kai” Morris since that name represents the very early stages of my love of storytelling as well as the fond memories of having story time with my mother as a child.

Parents, grandparents, parents to be, teachers, librarians, etc. when you are considering your next story time read, get Drawkcab Brown Meets Yuck Mouth Pete by Rosalind “Kai” Morris. It’s fun to read, and your kids will love it! I hope they do anyway. Thanks for stopping by my blog and allowing me to share a little about myself with you.

A New Year, A New Release and What Comes Next…

First of all, it’s been literally over 2 years since I have posted anything here. It took me until the last part of 2020 to get my creative juices flowing enough to act on them. Why you may ask? 2019 was probably the harshest year of my life. My dad died in March; my mama died in June. I instantly became a Pseudo-Mom to my autistic sister. I lived in two states for while. Had to find a a new place to live. Then in 2020: The Pandemic started in March. I had my first major surgery in July. Recovery took a few months. But anyhoo, it’s now 2021, so Happy New Year! Today we changed Presidents. And we have our first woman Vice President! Historical! That’s all I am going to say about that.

A New Children’s Book!

Pre-Order: Ebook Print

I am super excited to announce that Drawkcab Brown Meets Yuck Mouth Pete is available for pre-order. It’s the sequel to my first Children’s book, Drawkcab Brown Stops a Bully. In this story, Drawkcab travels west and encounters a mean outlaw named Yuck Mouth Pete. It’s up to Drawkcab to stop Pete from terrorizing his new friends, the citizens of Cloverville.

Will Drawkcab save the day again? Or this time will the villain win? One will triumph; One will retreat, when Drawkcab Brown Meets Yuck Mouth Pete!

It’s a rhyming good time with a western twist and some fun surprises along the way!

An Audiobook too!

Also, I just finished approving the master copy of the audiobook. This time I waited until the project was in post-production to announce anything about it. Not to repeat what happened with my novel, The Wages or the Gift (Audiobook still to come.) The audiobook is Narrated by James Cogan also known as Storyteller Jim Cogan, who has a long career of reading books to children. He even does workshops on bullying. Which is awesome, because thwarting bullies is Drawkcab’s favorite thing to do! Jim was awesome to work with, and he did an excellent job on the book. Stay tuned for more information on the release.

To the Drawing Board!

This month, I am working on the pictures for Drawkcab Brown’s Astounding Defeat of Peg Leg Petey and His Pirating Keet! It is the third Drawkcab Brown book and the first Drawkcab Brown Musical (Produced in 2015 by Spotlight Children’s Theatre in Tulsa, OK).

Also, Sharon Howard, my aunt and an amazing artist, has been working diligently on the pictures for yet another of my children’s books: Lucy Meets a Stinker. Lucy is a Luvbug, and she is pretty adorable. Her bug sound is, “luv, luv, luv”, her head is heart shaped, and she is super kind and sweet. Luvbug’s are loving by nature, of course. 😉 I will have more information on this book and Lucy after the illustrations are done.