Some of Tolkien's work has been an inspiration for my writing, but that's a given to any fantasy literature, I think. The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are the bibles of fantasy literature and all writers of this brand can trace their roots back to Tolkien.
Directly, hobbits can claim an inspiration with Morgalla with one and only one thing: Their height. Morgalla is short, standing only five feet high (and that's not counting the horns).
Life in Hell was rather...interesting at times. Often she would be underestimated.