February 28, 2010

About Me

Well, hello there. I'm Camryn Morrell, a tagalog romance writer from the Philippines. This is my first post. I've maintained a ton of other blogs before but none of them lasted very long. So, this one is my foray into blogging as a "writer." I hope I'll be able to keep this up.

Penname: Camryn Morrell

I am a college student majoring in Literature. I can’t live without my cell phone (it can‘t go any further than 10 inches away from me), my laptop (I don‘t know how I‘ll survive if it gets broken), the Internet (I‘m a stalker-in-the-making), my friends (they‘re more valuable than my cell phone and lap top put together. Watch as my nose starts to grow longer. LOL), and I really, really can’t survive without books. I can survive without TV and movies (well, maybe just crappy movies), but not books, never books.

Writing, Reading (I can’t breath without a book at least fifteen inches away), Web design, and Asian Dramas.

Favorite Books
Stephen King and Meg Cabot are two of my favorite authors–though I believe the former is leagues ahead of the latter. Stephen King’s book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft is my favorite book of all time. Isabel Allende’s Eva Luna is pretty good too. She’s from Latin America, and I was amazed by the similarity between the culture of the Philippines and that of Latin America. I know I shouldn’t be surprised since both areas were colonized by the Spanish, but it’s just amazing since Latin America is halfway across the world.

Let’s not forget the classics. Jane Austen most definitely has to be in this list. Among her works, I like Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Persuasion best. Jane Eyre was also fantastic, and this might sound totally out of place but I also love The Count of Monte Cristo.

Favorite Movies
I like 80’s movies like The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, and I’m a sucker for romantic comedies like 27 Dresses, Notting Hill, Clueless, and My Best Friend’s Wedding. Tim Burton movies are also among my favorites, the Corpse Bride and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are awesome.

Favorite Bands
I like music by Snow Patrol and Fall Out Boy, and I think Sugar We’re Going Down is pure genius. In the local scene, I like the bands Eraserheads, Parokya ni Edgar, Imago, and Moonstar88. Don’t get me wrong though. I like sappy music as much as the next lovesick teenager. I like practically everything by Taylor Swift and Liz Phair.