Hi! To start off, please tell us your name, where you’re from, and what you write.
Terri A. Wilson, paranormal and contemporary romance, North Carolina
How did you become an author? Please share a bit of your journey with us.
I used to write stories for my friends when I was in jr. high. Then my parents split, and we moved across country, I stopped writing. When I went to college, the only thing I wrote was academic stuff. It wasn’t until 33 years later that I thought of writing for fun again. I worked third shift at a local convenience store and hated it. My husband asked me if there was anything I could do, what would it be. Absentmindedly, I answered write. That was October 2015. I did NaNoWriMo the next month and never looked back.
What are you working on now? Do you have a recent or upcoming release?
I’m finishing the Dragon Royalty series with Book five, Light the Fire, coming out December 21. I’m also working on the next books in my Sanctuary for My Mate series, and League of Wolf Protectors series.
What is the most challenging part of writing romance?
Sex. Sex is hard to write because you have to focus more on the mechanics more sometimes. If you don’t your people will be kissing upside down with one shoe off, an arm through a pant leg, and you’ve used the same word to describe body parts five times.
What kind of research do you do when you set out to write a new book?
I pay attention to my timeline within each of my series, but I guess that’s not much research. I like to use some real places when describing the setting of a specific area. When I write historical fantasy, there is all kinds of research that has to be done for that. I probably spend the most time researching names.
Please share one piece of advice to aspiring authors - what do you wish someone would have told you?
Don’t spend money on everything you see. Spend more time writing than any other part of the business. Make yourself as mobile as you feel comfortable with. Network like your life depended on it. Readers buy authors way more than they buy books; you have to sell yourself.
What do you love the most about the month of November?
The weather is cold enough I can take hot, and I mean scalding, showers.
Any last words before we go into the speed round?
You fail everything you don’t try.
Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate?
Dark chocolate, the darker the better
Alpha, beta, or both?
I am a hell of a beta, but it’s too much work to be an alpha.
Vampire, werewolf, demon or angel?
Wine, whiskey or punch?
Cowboy boots, biker boots, or flip-flops?
Leather, lace, or silk?
Top, bottom, or against the wall?
Up against the wall
Let the Shadows Fall
Steampunk ~ Historical Fantasy ~ Wild West ~ Shifters ~ Witches ~ Paranormal
Hang on to your chaps, because this is a Wild West like you never knew.
Elizabeth O’Grady and her mother run the O’Grady Inn in Alana Creek- a town known for shootouts, fights, and outlandish parties. When Elizabeth’s step-father died, she wanted to celebrate but instead found a heap of debt, and the wealthiest family in town, the Randalls, own the inn.
When the Randalls offer her an unusual bargain, she jumps at the chance. It doesn’t matter that they want her to steal a valuable object from an angry dragon who isn’t up to negotiating. But dragons aren’t the only secret Alana Creek hides. Elizabeth discovers her town is home to shifters, witches, and mythical hunters, and her past connects all of them.
Now she must risk death to save her hotel. But she discovers a hidden talent, and the Randalls and Alana Creek are about to get a lesson they won’t soon forget.
More About Terri
Terri is a former English teacher and librarian. She taught middle and high school and college. Now she works from home homeschooling her two daughters and living out her dreams via her stories. She began escaping into books a little later than most but was hooked after the first book. It has been her dream to give back to the book world since second grade. When she's not writing or reading, she enjoys binging on Netflix and painting. Due to her crunchy lifestyle and free spirit, she considers herself a recycled hippie. Her most important goal is to help others jump and learn to fly. To find out more about her characters and the lives they live, check out her website, http://www.terriawilson.com. Follow her on Amazon and Goodreads, or connect through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Newsletter- http://eepurl.com/dCKgkj