1. When did you first start writing, and was there something in particular that inspired you?
I have been writing stories since I was a kid. Even in kindergarten, we made up a story using the wide-lined paper and turned it into a book. So forever! My dad would make up stories and tell them to us orally when I was a kid. I loved to read. So the two combined inspired me to write my own stories.
2. What first attracted you to your genre when it comes to writing?
I’ve written everything from straight historical romance, comedy romance, even children’s literature and nonfiction. But when I wrote my first paranormal, I knew that was one of my niches. Historical also, and even so, several have a paranormal side to them. :) I love writing about different worlds within a real world. That werewolves could be your next door neighbor. That the cute guy who changed your tire was an alpha wolf and interested in YOU. How thrilling is that? It’s just fun for me.
3. In regards to your own characters, who is your favorite and why?
Always the ones I’m currently working on. It has to be that way because I’m so focused on their story. I can’t stop to think about Devlyn or Deveron, or Tom, or Jake. I’ve got to think of Cearnach MacNeill and his relationship with the little American she-wolf who just ran him off the road in A Highland Werewolf Wedding. Or with Wade Patterson who gets involved with Maya Anderson in Jaguar Fever. They, whoever they are that I’m working on at the time, are getting all my loving. :)
4. What other genres (besides your own) do you enjoy reading?
I love reading Regencies, though I don’t write them. :) I write some fantasy and read some also. I have enjoyed some futuristic romance, and have written one, but generally I write in either the past or the present.
|This is a Scottish castle that Terry used to base the story on--and that's her, all bundled up. It was on the Irish Sea and cold!!!|
5. If you could not be a writer, what would you be?
A photographer. Not that I’m really all that good at it, but I love photography. My dad was also big into it and I wish he was still alive so I could share how much I enjoy it with him too.
6. As a reader I know how difficult it can be to name a ‘favorite’ book, would you mind listing your top three? (Past or present authors)
I love My Fierce Highlander, Vonda Sinclair, The Highlander’s Lady, Eliza Knight, and Sara Humphrey’s Untamed.
7. What are some must haves when you sit down to write?
Green tea—supposed to be good for you, my phone so I can check the caller ID and ignore all the salesmen calls, and of course my computer. And that’s it! Well, I do have my Character Naming Guide handy also, but I only use it when I need a new name and want it to mean something special. :)
8. If you became trapped as a character in a book or series, which would you choose and why? (Any book, any series, new or old)
A Highland Werewolf Wedding because I’d love to be with Cearnach in the Highlands, joining him in that big castle, playing with the Irish wolfhounds and the standard poodles, enjoying the camaraderie with all those Highland hunks, learning to mock sword fight, ride horses, have fun in the gardens, and then there’s that big curtained bed to share with one hot Highlander…well, I’d be in heaven! :)
Thanks so much, Amy, for having me here today!
Elaine Hawthorn is a gray American werewolf, currently out of work, and on a mission to share in a family treasure. When she arrives in Scotland, she nearly has a head-on collision with one hot, kilt-garbed Highlander, and runs him off the road.
Werewolf laird Cearnach MacNeill isn't happy Elaine ruined his car, but he quickly becomes her protector after a misunderstanding lands her right in the middle of two feuding clans. Now he's out to ensure that this sexy female wolf gets her fair share of her clan's treasure. He knows he should leave well enough alone, but it's too late to leave his heart out of it.
About the Author:
Bestselling and award-winning author Terry Spear has written a couple of dozen paranormal romance novels and two medieval Highland historical romances. Her first werewolf romance, Heart of the Wolf, was named a 2008 Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year, and her subsequent titles have garnered high praise and hit the USA Today bestseller list. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry lives in Crawford, Texas, where she is working on her next werewolf romance and continuing her new series about shapeshifting jaguars.
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