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#BookEndsSpotlight- Natascha Morris

  1. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?

The Eurasian magpie because 1) I love shiny things and 2) I’d get to fly.

  1. Which of your five full albums (not just a song here and there) get the most repeat play?

Moana is the only full album I have listened to in years.

  1. If you could sum up your life philosophy in under ten words, what would it be (and how did you get there?)

Be happy. It doesn’t matter what you do, you should feel satisfied (if not happy) with it. From work to fun, everything should bring you joy. Otherwise, what’s the point?

  1. What is your favorite reality tv show?

I don’t watch a ton of reality tv, but I do love Project Runway.

  1. If you lead another life, not in publishing, what would you be doing instead?

Ballerina for sure.

  1. What would surprise us about you?

I’m not as extroverted as I seem. I’m actually an introverted extrovert: I like being around people, but I need alone time.

  1. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning a gold medal for?

Hmmm, tough question. Does being loud count? I can be very loud and I spend a lot of time trying to use an indoor voice.

  1. If you could invite any three people (literary or not) to your dinner table who would it be and what would you serve (food and drink)?  

J.K. Rowling (duh), Ursula Nordstrom, and Napoleon. I’d propably serve wine (and water), and make  nachos.

9. If you could travel back in time to any single year or event then back again only once, what would you choose and why?

I’ve often thought about this. But my question is: am I engaging with people or just observing. If just observing, it’d be interesting to see the Salem Witch Trials. If engaging with people, I want somewhere with amenities, so I’d probably go into the future to see what’s what.

 

And here’s your bonus Natascha Morris baby picture:

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2 comments

  1. Listen, I’m sorry to be posting this but it is completely inappropriate to refer to a ballerina as anorexic. I am absolutely appalled that an agent would have the gall to write this. I don’t care if it was intended as a “joke.” Poking fun at eating disorders and the pressure that comes with them is damaging. Anorexia isn’t something to laugh at or to aspire to be. It’s a disorder that affects approximately 8 million people in the United States. For an agent who works with children’s books in particular, promoting anorexia as a back-up plan and tying it to the pressures of entertainment is downright sickening. Anorexia is NOT something to glorify in any context. The agent and Bookends Literary should be ashamed in themselves.

    1. Please don’t apologize. In fact, I appreciate your comment. There are times when we all say something without don’t mean it. The problem with something like a blog post is it’s out there for the world to see.

      I do understand how serious eating disorders are and did not in any way intend to make light or glorify them. I also did not intend to imply that all ballerinas have eating disorders. I have great admiration for ballerinas and have, in fact, always wished to be one. I imagine though, with my own personal mental health history, that I would struggle with ballet’s need for perfection and that’s where the misuse of “anorexia” came from. My own anxieties and issues, but without context, it came across flippant. I apologize for that.

      We have since edited the blog post and I do appreciate you making the effort to comment. BookEnds has always prided itself on listening to and hearing our readers and so appreciate when the errors we might make are pointed out to us.

      –Natascha

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