Hi, I'm thrilled to say we have a fierce new member here at Fierce Romance blog, Terry Spear aka Terry Lee Wilde. I've been friends and critique partners with Terry for a few years and she's wonderful in every way. A talented, creative writer and a completely nice and helpful person. I interviewed her not long ago here about her current release with Samhain, a YA paranormal called The Vampire... In My Dreams. (What a sexy cover, Terry! Too bad he's too young for me, darn it! LOL) Terry had a release this past year from Vintage, a Scottish historical romance called Winning the Highlander's Heart.
Terry will have an April 1 release from Sourcebooks, a paranormal romance called Heart of the Wolf. This is a fantastic, sexy, fun book full of adventure! I know because I critiqued it and read it as she was writing it. Actually, all her books are awesome. She also has Deadly Liaisons coming out with Samhain, Nov 08. Terry also writes nonfiction for numerous genealogy, WWII, teen, and family magazines, and has had romantic fiction published in True Confessions and True Romance. Needless to say, she's very versatile!
I wanted to ask Terry a few questions so you can get to know her better.
VS: Welcome Terry!! When did you know you wanted to be an author?
TS: I've always loved to make up stories and took creative writing in Junior High School. But I first began to write children's stories when my kids were little. Then I went to adult paranormal and historical romances and then began to write young adult romances.
VS: What is your writing process or method?
TS: Seat of the pants!! I think of an opening scene between my hero and heroine, trying to make it as unique as possible. I think up what their goals are and the reason that they have to complete these goals. And then I just create scenes as I go. I never outline my characters or the rest of my plot. I never know who will be the bad guy until the end. :)
VS: I always find that so interesting! I've done that on a couple of books but find I can't anymore. What was the most important thing you learned (the thing that made all the difference) just before you made your first sale?
TS: That even if one publishing house rejects, another can love it. Never give up on your writing. Never throw out old stories. Sometimes the market changes, or you can revise them until they're the next best seller! Believe in yourself and keep on writing! :)
VS: Great advice!! Thanks so much for joining our blog, Terry. It will be great fun having you here as a partner! Please visit Terry's website at http://www.terryspear.com/ to learn more about her and her books.
Check out this book video for one of Terry's books...