Friday, December 10, 2010

Interview with author Terry Spear

Today we have with us Urban Fantasy author Terry Spear.

Welcome to RomFan Reviews Terry and thank you for being one of our first volunteers for an interview when we started the site it is a great pleasure to have you with us today. Especially for me since I love your wolves.

Thanks so much for having me, Annette! I appreciate you for having me here today and of course I’m thrilled you love my wolves!!

1. Tell us a little about book six in your Wolf Series Wolf Fever which hit the bookshelves on December 1st?

This is totally a fan-requested story. Carol Wood was a secondary character in Destiny of the Wolf and was loved by many. There was just something special about her—her intrinsic need to want to save Lelandi, when she knew she couldn’t even save herself. She’s extremely flawed, loveable, caring, and well, she deserves a hunky wolf, don’t you think?

I had a lot of requests from fans to see her find a mate and live happily ever after. She’s a psychic, which is different from any of my characters before her in the werewolf world. But she’s also newly turned. And in this story, it’s the first time I’ve shown a character who REFUSES to embrace her wolf side, for good reason. In each of the stories, I try to show something new and different. Chester Ryan McKinley was like Carol in that both butted heads with the pack leader Darien Silver. I had fun showing what happened as they did in this story, and when the flu hits, the pack dynamics are all turned upside down.




2. Next in the series is Heart of the Highland Wolf which is scheduled for June 2011 and a few more to follow will there be even more? Please say “yes” *begging on knees*

LOL, you have to know when fans ask for something, I aim to please if I can!!! Yes, my editor even said she wanted to know that I would write at least 3 Highland wolf tales, but I’d love to do more! My editor already has Dreaming of the Wolf, Jake’s story from Destiny of the Wolf, the title might be changed due out in the fall, 2011. And I’ll be writing more concerning the other packs after the next 2 contracted stories are written. I’m nearly done with The Wolf and the SEAL, and then it’s off to another Highland wolf story. Then? Some have told me they want to see Tom’s story, more of Bella and Darien’s pack from Heart of the Wolf, and even some want to see what happened to the Arctic wolves from Legend of the White Wolf. :) So definitely, I plan more!



3. I know for people who receive your newsletter they are getting a free read of your book Winning the Highlanders Heart set in Medieval Scotland will there be anything new being released you can share with us?

I’ve only given the opening of that story since it’s available for sale. But The Accidental Highland Hero is a stand-alone sequel to the story also available for sale, and I planned to write another as soon as I can. Right now, my editor for that series is considering “A Ghost of a Chance at Love,” a time travel ghostly romance story set in 1870, Salado, Texas, where I’ve visited for years. But I want to write another couple of medieval Highland stories too.





4. How long have you been writing? How long did it take you to get published?

I’ve been writing for about 12 years, and had a couple of young adult paranormal books contracted, but before they were published, the company closed their YA line. Then I sold a vampire romantic suspense and the company folded. I gave that away to newsletter readers, many of whom said how much they loved it. I do have a vampire romantic suspense, Deadly Liaisons, out, and my werewolf editor…hmm, my editor who buys my werewolf romances is considering another vampire romance of mine.

5. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do?

I go to Scotland. Oh, no, wait, that’s what Julia Wildthorn did when she had writer’s block. She went to Scotland and well, got caught up in all kinds of intrigue—hidden tunnels, secret niches, hot Highlanders who also happened to be wolves in a Highland castle. Yep, surefire way to get rid of writer’s block!!! For me, I do research. If I’m stuck, it really helps me to get some more ideas that I might not have thought of otherwise. I reread my scenes. Lots of times, I’ll just be writing along and forget I included some interesting threads. I try to make notes and add some more story surrounding these threads. Sometimes, I just take a break and watch a movie or clean, but I prefer reading to anything. So sometimes, I just break away from my own writing and immerse myself in a wonderful romance and then I feel rejuvenated!

6. Who seems to be more cooperative writing about them your wolves or your highlanders?

Hmm, well, truthfully? Neither. I have notions of how things should go, and they don’t go along with them. I don’t plan out my stories. I’ll be writing along, “seeing” scenes, mainly the dialogue between two characters, and then the scene evolves. But often, I’ll think of one thing and by the time I’m through with writing it—it’s their scene and no longer mine! :)

7. When you get some down time what would you be doing?

Reading, and I like to watch an occasional movie, or play a Role Playing Game. My computer has been down for a couple of months, but if I could, I’d play some more on a couple of games my son got me for last Christmas. I also love to garden and hike. Recently, I hiked through 7 Scottish castles, and visited a Texas wolf reserve. I hope to go to another in New Mexico next year.

8. Who are some fellow authors you enjoy reading?

Moning, Lefoy, Laurens, Anna Campbell, just tons of authors too many to name. But as soon as I find one I love, I buy all her books.

9. Any advice you would like to give to future authors?

Love to write, love your characters, love your story. If you truly love them, it will show in your writing. Create flawed characters, but ones that readers can relate to and sympathize with.

10. How can readers learn more about you and your books?

http://www.terryspear.com/

http://www.terry-spear.blogspot.com/

http://www.facebook.com/terry.spear

And you can sign up for my newsletter where I’m giving a free read to tide readers over until the next release! This month I’ve started to give Allure of the Wolf, the first version of Legend of the White Wolf. It has a few similar scenes, but the majority of the book is different. Legend of the White Wolf is out in the stores now.

Thank you so much Terry for spending some time with us it was a pleasure and a thrill for me having you here and we hope you will come back and visit us again soon.

I’m happy to come back with a bunch of restless Highland wolves in June if you’ll have me! I promise they’ll leave their swords home! I can’t promise about the shapeshifting business. It’s a wolf thing, you know! Thanks again for having me!

Now for one lucky person Terry is giving away one of her books!! All you need to do is leave a comment with your email address and we will be drawing a winner on Thursday, December 16th open to US and Canada only.





9 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me on RomFan! Good luck to commenters and happy holidays!!

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  2. Wolf Fever sounds like a great story, and I'm looking forward to reading Heart of the Highland Wolf as well. I love stories set in the Highlands, and this one sounds fantastic.

    Barabed1951(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. I love Terri's wolf books----am so glad there will be more!

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

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  4. I love every story, every wolf. And I too cheer when she says more books.....YEAH

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  5. I love these books. I can't wait to read Wolf Fever!
    beckerjo(at)verizon(dot)net

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  6. The books sound great. Book 6 was made because the fans loved the character...so cool. There are lots of books where I wished the author would do a story for certain characters. Thanks for the post and please count me in for this contest. I'd love to try out your books.
    Tanyaw1224(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  7. This series rocks!!!!! Terry Is one of my most favorite authors ever. Great Interview.

    ladyrogue(at)ymail(dot)com

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  8. Thanks so much, ladies!!! My comments are disappearing.... Blogger...*sigh*....I'm at work on my lunch break and have to go back to work, *bigger sigh* ...but you all made my day! Thanks for all the wonderful comments!

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  9. Terry, if you're having issues posting, then please let me know. I thought I'd fixed the problem, but if you're having issues, I'll go through and check the settings again.

    -Carla

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