Author Terri Reed. Photograph courtesy of the author.
Here's a little background on Terri before we begin the interview:
At an early age Terri Reed discovered the wonderful world of fiction and declared she would one day write a book. Now she is fulfilling that dream and enjoys writing for Harlequin’s Love Inspired lines. She is an active member of both Romance Writers of America and American Christian Fiction Writers. She resides in the Pacific Northwest with her college-sweetheart husband, two wonderful children, and an array of critters. When not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening and playing with her dogs. You can write to Terri at P.O. Box 19555 Portland, OR 97280 or visit her online at www.loveinspiredauthors.com or email her firstname.lastname@example.org or leave comments http://craftieladiesofromance.blogspot.com/ .
I love that Terri has a snail mail address. I miss the old days of actually putting pen to paper and writing our favorite authors!
Now, settle down with your favorite fall beverage (mine is a pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks), as I interview Terri...
LG: What made you choose to write inspy suspense?
TR: I write suspense because it is what I gravitate to when I read for pleasure. I started writing for the inspirational market because my worldview is Bible based and my characters were a reflection of my beliefs so it seemed a natural fit.
LG: How do you get in the mood to write?
TR: A cup of coffee or tea at hand, music from my iTunes and I read the last few paragraphs of what I’d finished with the previous session to get back to where I am in the story and then I write.
LG: Have you considered writing in another genre?
TR:Yes and I intend to one day. I have story ideas for more mainstream thrillers and women’s fiction stories as well as some contemporary romance ideas. I’ve also started a historical that one day I’ll go back to.
LG: Name one historical figure who inspires you.
TR: Eleanor Roosevelt.
LG: Finish this sentence: "If I couldn't write, I would..."
TR: "...be an FBI agent."
LG: Lightning round! Choose 1:
Chocolate or vanilla? Both in a swirl
Diamonds or pearls? Pearls
Dogs or cats? Dogs-I’m allergic to cats.
Brad Pitt or George Clooney? Hmmm, I’m more a Gerard Butler fan.
LG: Tell us about your next project.
TR: Upcoming in March 2013 The Cowboy Target, the fourth book in the Protection Specialists series.
When someone targets widower Wyatt Monroe, framing him for murder and endangering his precious daughter, he has no choice, but to accept the protection of the pretty, petite blonde who looks more like a kindergarten teacher than a bodyguard. Ex-deputy sheriff turned bodyguard, Jackie Blain arrived at the Wyoming ranch at the request of her uncle, but soon finds herself determined to not only keep her uncle’s employer, Wyatt and his daughter safe, but to prove the handsome cowboy’s innocence. Amid hidden agendas, flying bullets and strained family relations, Wyatt and Jackie forge a deep bond that proves stronger than the evil trying to take their lives.
That sounds fantastic, Terri! Now, let's give our readers a little taste of The Doctor's Defender. Terri is very generously giving away one copy of this book to a Lady Scribes guest this morning, so please be sure to leave a comment with your email address to be considered for the drawing!
Photograph courtesy of the author.
Do No Harm
As a trauma surgeon, Dr. Brenda Storm saves lives every day. But someone wants her dead. It starts with the anonymous delivery of poisoned cupcakes. Now the hospital has hired a bodyguard to protect her 24/7. At first, Brenda doesn’t think too-handsome Kyle Martin is the right for the job. Then she discovers his harrowing background—and that Kyle will do anything to keep her safe. With every attempt on her life, she’s more drawn to the strong and silent man who risks his life for hers. But their growing feelings could put them both in harm’s way.
Thanks for stopping by Lady Scribes, Terri! I have my October reading list decided thanks to you. ;)