Tee Morris

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Thomas Earl "Tee" Morris (born October 28, 1968) is a contemporary American author of Epic Fantasy, Detective Fiction, and Steampunk as well as a classical actor and podcaster.


Morris was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, the youngest of two. Morris began to explore creative writing in the fifth grade.[1] 'I never took it seriously enough to think I would be a writer.' he said in a 2003 interview.[2]

Acting career

  • The Taming of the Shrew (2001) The Keegan Theatre[3]
  • Out of the Whirlwind (1995) American Theatre Project[4]

Writing career

Morris has written books on social media, video editing, and been a columnist. In 2011 his co-written novel with his wife Philippa Ballantine Phoenix Rising: A Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences novel won an Airship Award for best written work.[5]


In January 2005, Morris was the first author to podcast a novel, Morevi the Chronicles of Rafe and Askana.[6]

Along with Evo Terra and Chris Miller, Morris is one of the founders of Podiobooks.com.[7]


Books in print

Podcast novels

  • Tee Morris, Billibub Baddings and the Case of the Singing Sword (2007) Podiobooks.com
  • Tee Morris & Lisa Lee, MOREVI: The Chronicles of Rafe and Askana (2006) Podiobooks.com
  • edited by Mur Lafferty, VOICES: New Media Fiction Anthology (2006), featuring "Asleep at the Wheel" by Tee Morris, Podiobooks.com


  • The Shared Desk (2011–present)
  • In Your Right Mind (2009–2010)
  • Birdhouse Rules (2009–2011)
  • The Survival Guide to Writing Fantasy (2005–2009)
  • Podcasting for Dummies: The Companion Podcast (2006–2009)


  • Darin Park, Tom Dullemond, The Complete Guide to Writing Fantasy (2003), Dragon Moon Press featuring Tee Morris' essays "Living World", "Research", "Martial Arts and Fantasy" and "Arms and Armor", ISBN 1-896944-09-4

Short stories

  • "Release Me" (2009), Erotica a la Carte
  • edited by Glenn Yeffeth, Farscape Forever: Sex, Drugs, and Killer Muppets (2005,) BenBella Books featuring "Dear John: A Letter of Reprimand from the New Boss" by Tee Morris, ISBN 1-932100-61-X
  • edited by Danielle Ackley-McPhail, et al., No Longer Dreams, An Anthology (2005), featuring "Reality Check" by Tee Morris, Little Circle Books ISBN 0-9641622-7-X
  • edited by Therese Francis, Anthony Ravenscroft, The CrossTIME Science Fiction Anthology (2002), CrossTIME featuring "Asleep at the Wheel" by Tee Morris, ISBN 1-890109-04-5

Awards and recognition

  • 2013 Steampunk Chronicle Readers Choice Award winner for Best Fiction[8]
  • 2011 Airship Award winner for best written work (with Philippa Ballantine)[9]
  • 2008 Parsec Award winner for Best Speculative Fiction Audio Drama (Long Form including Independents).[10]
  • 2006 Parsec Award nominee for Best Speculative Fiction (Long Form) and Best Writing Podcast.[11]
  • 2005 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Finalist,[12] Finalist for Independent Publisher's 2005 "Best Science Fiction and Fantasy".[13]
  • 2004 Honorable Mention for ForeWord Magazine's 2004 "Book of the Year".[14]
  • 2003 Best Fantasy eBook of 2003


  1. Morris, Tee. "Biography". Tee Morris. http://teemorris.com/who/. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  2. Janelle, DiOrio. "Triple threat books a future". Montpelier. http://www.jmu.edu/montpelier/2003Winter/MS_thomasMorris.shtml. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  3. Triplett, William. "A Rootin', Tootin' 'Taming of the Shrew'". The Washington Post. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-423879.html. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  4. Rose, Lloyd. "Theater; Blustery 'Whirlwind'". The Washington Post. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-820465.html. Retrieved 2007-09-23. 
  5. "Steamcon III Airship Award". Steampunk.com. http://www.steampunk.com/steamcon-iii-airship-awards-winners/. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  6. "Novels by podcast: how to make money from 'free'". Wired UK. 2009-08-07. https://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2009-08/07/novels-by-podcast-how-to-make-money-from-free.aspx?. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  7. "Podiobooks Staff". Podiobooks.com. http://www.podiobooks.com/staff.php. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  8. "2013 Readers Choice Award". Steampunk Chronicle. http://steampunkchronicle.com/SPCAwards/Winners2013/tabid/623/Default.aspx. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 
  9. "Steamcon III Airship Awards". Steamcon. http://airshipambassador.wordpress.com/2011/10/17/steamcon-iii-airship-awards/. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  10. "2008 Winners & Nominees". Parsec Awards. http://parsecawards.com/node/542. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  11. "2006 Winners & Nominees". Parsec Awards. http://parsecawards.com/2006-parsec-awards/winners. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  12. "2005 Book Of The Year Award Winners and Finalists". ForeWord Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-07-02. https://web.archive.org/web/20070702054630/http://www.forewordmagazine.com/botya/print2k5.aspx. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  13. "Independent Publisher Book Awards 2005". Independent Publisher Online. http://www.independentpublisher.com/department.php?page=985. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  14. "2004 Book Of The Year Award Finalists". ForeWord Magazine. Archived from the original on 2007-08-16. https://web.archive.org/web/20070816183514/http://www.forewordmagazine.com/botya/print2k4.aspx. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 

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