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L J Morris

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L J Morris was born in Cold War, West Germany, but grew up in the North of England. During his childhood, books were always an important part of his life. He read everything he could get his hands on but always found himself drawn towards the Thriller genre. At 16, eager to see the world he had read about, he left school and spent most of the 80s and 90s serving in the Royal Navy.

After his military service, he continued to live and work across Europe, The USA, and South East Asia for several more years. It was during this time that his love of storytelling resurfaced. He jotted down ideas, using the locations he found himself in as a backdrop and added details from his own experiences to make the stories feel authentic.

He now lives back in the North of England, with his wife and two sons, where he still works in the defence industry.

L J Morris is deaf. He uses hearing aids, lip-reads, and recently began learning British Sign Language (BSL). He is planning to include more of his experiences with hearing loss in his work.

Books by L J Morris

  • Legacy of Hate Legacy of Hate


  • Legacy of Guilt Legacy of Guilt


  • Hunting Ground Hunting Ground


  • Desperate Ground Desperate Ground


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