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J. Lloyd Morgan

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J. Lloyd Morgan is a best-selling author and English Professor. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Communications and a minor in English. Morgan earned a Master’s degree in Creative Writing in 2014. He has lived all over the United States, but now resides in North Carolina with his wife and four daughters. Aside from writing, Morgan is an avid reader. He’s also a huge fan of baseball and enjoys listening to music.

Aside from Darker the Shadow, Morgan’s other published novels include The Bariwon Chronicles (The Hidden Sun, The Waxing Moon, The Zealous Star), Wall of Faith, Bring Down the Rain, and The Mirror of the Soul written in conjunction with musician Chris de Burgh.

His published short stories include “Howler Ki
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J. Lloyd Morgan How I handle writer’s block is one of two ways. First, if I’m stuck on a certain book, I’ll take a break from it and work on another one. Getting some…moreHow I handle writer’s block is one of two ways. First, if I’m stuck on a certain book, I’ll take a break from it and work on another one. Getting some distance and focusing on a different story can help clear up whatever I’m stuck on. Second, I’ll just write, something, anything, even if I’m not sure it will work in the book. The best ideas come to me while I’m in the act of writing. I can always go back and edit out what doesn’t work later.(less)
J. Lloyd Morgan My favorite part of being a writer is having an outlet for all the many ideas that come to me. I’ve always had an active imagination, and writing lets…moreMy favorite part of being a writer is having an outlet for all the many ideas that come to me. I’ve always had an active imagination, and writing lets me explore these ideas and share them with others.(less)
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The Hidden Sun (Bariwon, #1)

3.82 avg rating — 199 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
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The Waxing Moon (Bariwon, #2)

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The Zealous Star (Bariwon, #3)

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The Mirror of the Soul

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Bring Down The Rain

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Wall of Faith

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Howler King

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The Mirror of the Soul

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Conversation with a Student:

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The phrase “Fake it until you make it” has always bothered me. I hear the cliché tossed around like it’s the wisest bit of advice a person could receive. While there is a hint of wisdom in the saying, the catchy phrase is misleading.When analyzing the phrase “Fake it until you make it,” examine the end of it first. What does it mean to “make it”? Does that mean someone has mastered a skill to... Read more of this blog post »
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The Hidden Sun by J. Lloyd Morgan
"This is the fourth or fifth time I've read this book and I still enjoyed it thoroughly and I will likely read it again. "
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Everything was so funny that I ended up reading the whole book out loud to my family! As a teacher, I worry about students in college. I'm glad this is a small percentage of students!"
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The Eye of Tanúb by M. E. Cunningham is a book filled with wondrous ideas and descriptions which, at times, can be a bit contradictory both in plot and format.

I struggled with some of the contradictions, which I’ll discuss later, but found that I was
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In my opinion, I feel Annie Dillard is rather pompous. Need proof? One need not look further than the title of her book, "The Writing Life." I recognize that Dillard is writing primarily of her experiences, yet she applies them broadly to everyone. S ...more
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“Laws of good intention are really of no use unless there are good people to enforce them.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, The Hidden Sun

“Crysta, to her credit, never complained—it wasn’t her way. Yes, she would ask and remind nicely, and persistently, until she got what she wanted. But complain? No.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, Howler King

“In the last few days he had forgotten about himself and tried to help those around him. It was like he was a new moon, and his actions and attitude filled up the void over time—much like how a waxing moon filled the new moon with light.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, The Waxing Moon

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“Laws of good intention are really of no use unless there are good people to enforce them.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, The Hidden Sun

“In the last few days he had forgotten about himself and tried to help those around him. It was like he was a new moon, and his actions and attitude filled up the void over time—much like how a waxing moon filled the new moon with light.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, The Waxing Moon

“Crysta, to her credit, never complained—it wasn’t her way. Yes, she would ask and remind nicely, and persistently, until she got what she wanted. But complain? No.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, Howler King

“Sometimes people confuse offering their opinion as “I’m just being honest.” What’s left out of this sentence is “… about what I think.”
J. Lloyd Morgan, The Night the Port-A-Potty Burned Down and Other Stories

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