This year has been a tough season for everyone, even the states in the south went through some cold, icy days.
I live in NC. I'm more fortunate than most. Still, us southerners’ endured temperatures we haven't felt in years, thank goodness; spring has finally arrived.
I think about the days ahead and fantasize of the times to come. I enjoy sitting outside and writing. I like to walk and go to flea markets. I'm also daydreaming about sitting beside a lake with a good book and a fishing pole.
Along with the thoughts of new beginnings for this season, I'm charged with inspiration. Characters run amuck in my mind with notions about their lives. I have two stories developing and spend hours trying to think of fresh ideas to get the word out about my novels.
I used to think the Internet highway was vast, but now that I'm traveling the web almost every day and seeking ways to let readers know about Escape to Big Fork Lake and Stone of Destiny. I find it's really a small world. As I'm spreading news about novels, I'm also finding great reads for my fellow authors.
The wonders of reading are everywhere, and it's good to be part of the group that takes pleasure in reading.
What do you enjoy doing in the summer?
Teresa Slack is a wonderful author, this week on my blog I wanted to help celebrate her latest release.
Readers enjoy discovering a little about Teresa and leave a comment for a chance to win Runaway Heart.
Teresa Slack began creating stories and characters about the time she learned to hold a pencil. Her first novel, Streams of Mercy, won the Bay Area Independent Publishers’ Assn. award for Best First Novel. The third book in her Jenna’s Creek Series, Evidence of Grace, debuted nationwide according to Christian Retailing Magazine. Her latest novel, Runaway Heart, is set for official release March 7, 2014.
She grew up in rural southern Ohio, which provides the background for much of her writing. Her down-to-earth characters and writing style have endeared her to readers and reviewers alike. Teresa believes people who think nothing ever happens in a small town just aren’t paying attention. She loves writing in many genres, especially suspense, mystery and romance with a touch of humor stirred in. Someday she even hopes to write a historical.
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Running at the first sign of opposition is nothing new to Kyla Parrish. She’s never held onto a relationship for more than a few months, and she’s quit more jobs than most people apply for. Until Will Lachland. He’s the first man who ever made her think of getting serious about something, about putting down roots. He seems like a dream come true, but like every other man she’s ever met, he expects more
than she’s willing to give.
Kyla is determined not to end up like her mother with a string of bad
relationships and dead end jobs behind her, but she can’t find a balance between
trusting someone with her heart and losing control of her life. But she’s tired of running. Running from life and running from love.
A new man and a new life on the farm where she spent her childhood summers seem like the answer to her prayers. But things are never as simple as they seem. Her heart yearns for love and security. Can she find it even though she can’t forget Will? Or is something else, something greater, calling her heart toward home?
Teresa Runaway Heart sound like a great story. What takeaway value do you hope your readers receive after reading RUNAWAY HEART?
Life doesn’t come with guarantees, no matter how much we wish it did. We have to
trust in something. People and circumstances will let us down or not measure up to our expectations. God is always there in our fear and disappointment. He won’t let us down if we call on him.
What is your favorite genre to write?
My favorite is suspense, though I love romance and humor. I’ve even tried my
hand at a historical western in the last year and I loved it. I hope to create a western series by the end of the year.
What do you like to see in a Hero or a Heroine? Flaws. In so many books the hero or heroine are almost perfect. Perfect looking. Perfectly witty and charming. I like characters who make mistakes or sometimes say the wrong thing. Of course I want to love them and root for them. But that’s easier for me to do if they’re human.
Can you share your long term goals for your writing career? Are there more romances on the way or are you working on a suspense?
Deciding on which book to work on next is one of my favorite decisions to make.
I have some potential romances stirring around in my head, but there are a couple suspense novels I have wanted to focus on for way too long. I’ve completed the first mystery in a series, but I want to get a handle on the other books before I pursue publication. The very first task, though, on my to-do list is to release all my traditionally published novels to ebook's.
Thank you Teresa for sharing your new release.
Readers leave a comment. One lucky person will receive Runaway Heart in eBook.
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