Tee Morris

About the Author

Tee Morris began his writing career with his 2002 historical epic fantasy, MOREVI The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana. Tee then released in 2004 The Case of The Singing Sword: A Billibub Baddings Mystery which was earned him honors from ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Awards. It was in 2005 when his idea -- podcasting a novel -- established him as a pioneer in the Social Media movement, becoming the first author to podcast a book in its entirety. That experience led to the founding of Podiobooks.com (with Evo Terra and Chris Miller), and a collaboration with Evo in the popular title, Podcasting for Dummies (later editions featuring Chuck Tomasi). He penned other social media titles including Twitch for Dummies (Wiley Publishing), Discord for Dummies (Wiley Publishing), All a Twitter (Que Publishing) and Sams Teach Yourself Twitter in 10 Minutes (Pearson Education). Other non-fiction titles Tee has contributed to include Making YouTube Videos (Wiley Publishing), Farscape Forever: Sex, Drugs, and Killer Muppets (BenBella Books), The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy series (Dragon Moon Press), and So Say We All: Collected Thoughts and Opinions of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (BenBella Books). In 2011 Tee Morris returned to his first love -- fiction -- alongside his wife, Pip Ballantine, with Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel (Harper Voyager). This title went on to win the 2011 Airship Award for Best Steampunk Literature, and was a finalist (the only steampunk to make the final round in any category) for Goodread's Choice Awards under Best Science Fiction of 2011. 2012 saw the release of The Janus Affair: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel (Harper Voyager). The sequel was also a finalist in Goodreads' Choice Awards Best Science Fiction of 2012, and went on to win Steampunk Chronicle's Readers Choice of 2012 for Best Steampunk Literature. In 2013, their companion podcast Tales from the Archives received a Parsec Award for Best Podcast Anthology. Also in that year, Tee and Pip successfully funded via Kickstarter the anthology Ministry Protocol: Thrilling Tales of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences and The Ministry Initiative, a FATE-core RPG from Galileo Games. The third book Dawn's Early Light: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel (Ace Books) won RT's 2015 Best Steampunk of the Year, and the fourth in the series, The Diamond Conspiracy: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Novel, was a Finalist for RT's 2016 Best Steampunk of the Year. The series concluded with The Ghost Rebellion and Operation: Endgame, both independently published by Tee and Pip following a second, highly successful Kickstarter campaign. Presently, Tee and Pip are working through their young adult series, Verity Fitzroy and the Ministry Seven. Tee can still be heard podcasting short fiction with Tales from the Archives, co-hosting Happy Hour from the Tower: A Destiny Podcast, and co-hosting alongside Pip on The Shared Desk at theshareddesk.com. Find out more about his work and his life at teemorris.com.

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