Monday, June 06, 2011

Guest - Terry Spear

Good morning all! Our guest today is Terry Spear who writes wonderfully hunky werewolves with lots of action/adventure and for her newest book, she's gone to Scotland! You don't want to miss this one!

By the way, Sourcebooks has offered a copy oh Heart of the Highland Warrior to two of our readers. Make sure you follow the guidelines to enter. And you can see my review of it here http://star-crossedromance.blogspot.com/2011/06/review-heart-of-highland-wolf.html
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My Workspace for Writing Hot Werewolves!

I’m supposed to have a workspace???

That wasn’t in my contract, but I think it’s a royally nifty idea. Terry snaps her fingers. “Waiter, bring me a workspace.”

“What exactly do you want in your workspace?” the waiter obligingly asks.

And this is what she/I say…

Incredible hunks at my beck and call. That way I can ask them all kinds of personal questions. You know, like, does a werewolf like sleeping on the right side of the bed or the left. That sort of thing.

I need a bevy of beautiful hunks though, to put me in the right mood.

Highland wolves.

Check.

US Navy SEAL wolves.

Check.

Colorado silver mining wolves.

Check.

Private Eye wolves.

Check.

Oh well, you get the point. I need lots and lots of them. Like a wolf pack. For variety. To aid me in my research.

A couple of calendars will do—of Scottish castles and another of wolves.

The Character Naming Guide, so I can look up my next character’s name and know just why he or she has that particular name. Most do mean something important in my stories.

A hot cup of green tea. Served in a wolf mug. If the wolves want one, they’ll have to get their own.

A box of the new mint Oreo cookies, but only after I’ve eaten my meal and when I need energy for the next fight or love scene. I’m pretty stingy about sharing those, too.

A wolf blanket, courtesy of my son, to keep me warm when I’m writing in the dead of winter; the framed picture of my werewolf books, courtesy of my daughter to celebrate that they actually were published!

Oh yes, and of course, the sign that says no interruptions unless you’re bringing me a margarita.

A trip generator that will take me anywhere in the world to the place where I want to set the next story—like, yes, another trip to Scotland! Or one to the Grand Cayman Islands!!! And it would also have to send my wolves with me because without them to aid me in my research (only setting won’t do), where would I be? And then I’d need my laptop, cup of green tea, and box of mint Oreo cookies. And sunscreen for the islands, a rain jacket for Scotland.

Terry taps finger on chin. Then she sits up taller and shakes head. That’s it. Simple really. Oh, except for one other thing. I’m going to need a jaguar shifter hunk or two real soon.

Heart of the Highland Wolf was produced in a work environment that included a desk in a library during lunch breaks, a desk at home only the computer crashed in the middle of writing, a laptop that was …well, you probably guessed it…on my lap in lots of locations in the house. No sense in sitting at the desk at home in front of a dead computer.

But you know, none of that truly is important because when I’m caught up in the world, all that really matters are research books on the subject, Internet research and “being there”—living through the lives of the heroine and hero and the secondary characters as the story progresses. Everything else fades into nonexistence. So anywhere will do.

However, if I could have a werewolf hunk or two…the writing could be even better…or nonexistent if I got too wrapped up in research. *sigh* That could be the downside of having too many wolves about.

What do you all think? Would it work for you?

Terry Spear


HEART OF THE HIGHLAND WOLF BY TERRY SPEAR – IN STORES JUNE 2011

Each holds a secret they can’t possibly overcome alone…
Julia Wildthorn is sneaking into Argent Castle to steal an ancient relic, but reluctant laird Ian MacNeill may be the key to unlocking the one answer she really wants discovered…

From brilliant storyteller Terry Spear, modern day werewolves meet the rugged Highlands of Scotland, where instinct meets tradition, and clan loyalties give a whole new meaning to danger…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry Spear has an MBA from Monmouth College. An eclectic writer with a PW Best Book of 2008 (Heart of the Wolf), she writes paranormal romance as well as historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. Spear lives in Crawford, Texas. For more information, please visit www.terryspear.com

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-- Lynda Again
    I mentioned earlier, Sourcebooks has offered us two copies of Heart of the Highland Wolf. How can you get in the drawing? Easy! 

Send an email to me at Lynda@LyndaKScott.com by Friday, June 10

1) Put HOWL in the subject line
2) List two (2) items Terry would like in her workspace. 
3) Give me your name and address

On Friday, Wookie (my alien kitten) and I will select and announce the winner. Good luck all and have a Blessed Day!

14 comments:

heidi ruby miller said...

Hot guys, green tea, and mint Oreo cookies--I want to visit!

What a cute interview.

-Heidi

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, Heidi! Yeah, I think it should be written into every writer's contract!!!

Lynda K. Scott said...

Heidi, make sure you send your answers to my email addy so I can include you in the drawing ;)

Beth Caudill said...

Terry - Don't forget the hot dragons and a hoard of crystals and gold. :)

I'm halfway through Heart of the Highland Wolf and enjoying it. But I can't wait for the Navy Seal book.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Oh yeah, Beth, got to have those!!! :) I'm thrilled your loving Heart of the Highland Wolf. I know you'll love The SEAL in Wolf's Clothing! I had too much fun writing it! Thanks!

Carol Burnside aka Annie Rayburn said...

I thought that sign was supposed to read "no interruptions unless you’re bleeding". But, hey, margarita-bearers would definitely be an exception maker for me too.

Congrats on the new book, Terry!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, Carol!!! Hmmm, now does that mean if you're bleeding, you'll stop to take a bite??? Sounds like a vampire writer to me. LOL....sorry, I'm just in one of those paranormal moods this morning! :)

diva donna said...

What more could a woman ask for: Hot Wolf of your own, I can't use Terry's all the time. And Hot Tea to wash down all the Oreo cookies.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Oh, I so agree, Donna! All so very hot! :) Yummm.

Pauline B Jones said...

LOL! fun interview! I like your office space! Congrats on the new release. :-)

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, Pauline! It has lots of nice features!

Lil said...

I think that I would love to visit you with that well equipped office. 'Course, I might not be good for much conversation because I would be oggling...but I would happily bring a pitcher of margaritas.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Ah, Lil, I'd definitely invite you over. Course, I wouldn't be any good for writing, or conversation and would have to just ogle along with you!

Lynda K. Scott said...

Hello all! Wookie chose

Anna Lisa of Ohio

and

Jeanne of Texas

as winners of Terry's Heart of the Highland Wolf giveaway! I've sent both a private email to let them know that Sourcebooks will get their prize in the mail asap.

Enjoy!