We had the good fortune of connecting with Tisha Morris and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Tisha, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I love finding ways to help people and improve our world in unique ways. As a feng shui expert, I helped people make positive changes in their home. And while the theories of feng shui are based on ancient wisdom, I was able to reach people with challenges that face us in our modern world. As an author of five feng shui books, I decided it was time to, not only write books myself, but to help other writers become authors. In 2019, I started Morris Literary & Management and The Publishing Portal as a way to merge the business and craft of writing and publishing. I want to help all voices that can make a positive impact on our world be heard through story, expertise, and unique perspectives.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The publishing process can be overwhelming for most people, especially since it’s changing so fast. My mission is to take the overwhelm out of it. The mission of The Publishing Portal is to produce books that are of the highest quality, equivalent to traditional publishing, but with the author receiving all royalties. That being said, I also love traditional publishing and serve as a literary agent for those seeking representation. Of course, finishing a book is no easy feat and so I also help writers find their voice through nonfiction and memoir. As a feng shui expert, I use the same process of completing a book that you find in the Five Elements found in Taoism. I help my clients stay on course and find completion with their book, something only three percent of people who start a book actually do.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
For my wife’s birthday one year, I planned the perfect LA day that I highly recommend to everyone. We started with brunch at the Magnolia House in Pasadena (where we lived) and from there went to the Museum of Modern Art in DTLA. We headed to Beverly Hills for some pampering at The Nail Lounge followed by lunch at Cafe Gratitude. After a stroll down Rodeo Drive, we headed to AOC for a happy hour cocktail before heading to a show at the Geffen Playhouse Theater. Of course, we had to top it off on the west side with a late night trip to my favorite LA spot – Nobu Malibu. Sounds like it was my birthday too!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My wife, of course. Rachel is my biggest fan and a great sounding board. As a writer and creative herself, I can always trust her when I can’t trust myself.

Website: www.tishamorris.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/morrisliterary
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/tishamorris
Twitter: www.twitter.com/tishalmorris
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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/TishaMorris

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