Thursday, 9 May 2013

Welcome HQN & Harlequin Inspired author, Teri Wilson....

 I am BEYOND excited to welcome a fantastic romance author and one of my favorite ladies in the world, Teri Wilson to my site today. I met Teri online several years ago and we have become firm online friends through our shared interests in writing, reading, knitting, DOGS and traveling. I am thrilled to have you here, my dear, dear Texan friend!!

Let's get started...

1)  Who is your favourite author and why? Rachel Brimble, because she is a sweetheart. :)

LOL!! You naughty, girl! :)

2)  When did you first consider yourself a writer?

 I think anyone who has a passion for writing and the written word is a writer. That being said, the moment I saw my first book cover for Harlequin was very special. I felt like I’d finally made it as an author. I cried.

3)  Describe your writing space?

 On which day of the week? Ha ha. I like to move around. My favorite place to write is a cupcake bakery in my neighborhood called Bird Bakery. The people there are really nice. It’s owned by movie actor Armie Hammer and his sweet wife, Elizabeth Chambers. The décor has a very welcoming French Country feel. When I’m at home, I write at my dining room table. I actually recently re-did my dining room to have the same homey feel as Bird Bakery.

4)  What are you reading now? 

I just returned from a vacation in Rome. So right now, I’m all about books set in Italy. I’m currently reading Bella Fortuna by Rosanna Chiofalo.

5)  How many books have your written?

 I am currently working on my tenth book.  Which is your favourite? My favorite is UNLEASHING MR. DARCY, which will be released from Harlequin HQN in January 2014. It’s a fun, modern re-telling of Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice set in the dog show world. It is the book that I was constantly writing in my head for a year before I actually put anything on paper. I honestly never thought anyone would want to read it, much less publish it. But I had to write it because I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. I can’t wait for it to hit the shelves!

6)  What comes first, plot or characters?

 Characters. Definitely. I start with my hero and heroine, put them in an interesting situation and go from there.

7)  Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? 

Fortunately, no. At times I’ve found it challenging to begin a new chapter or scene, so I always try and stop my writing day mid-chapter or mid-scene. I’ve heard it’s even best to stop mid-sentence. That way, the next day you can just jump back in.

8)  What do you like to do when you’re not writing? 

Like most writers, I love to read! I also love to knit, hang out with my sweet doggies and dance. I’ve recently started taking belly dance lessons. It’s a blast!

9)  Tell us about your latest book? 

My latest book is ALASKAN HERO from Harlequin’s Love Inspired line. It is set in beautiful Alaska and features a pair of adorable search and rescue puppies-in-training and a hero dressed in a grizzly bear costume.

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10) What’s next for you? Coming in November, I have another Alaska book coming out from Harlequin Love Inspired called SLEIGH BELL SWEETHEARTS, about a woman who unexpectedly inherits a reindeer farm. (There might also be a charming bad boy ranch hand on the premises.)


Teri Wilson grew up as an only child and could often be found with her head in a book, lost in a world of heroes, heroines and exotic places. As an adult, her love of books has led her to her dream career—writing. Now an award-winning author of inspirational romance, Teri spends as much time as she can seeing exotic places for herself, then coming home and writing about them, of course. When she isn’t traveling or spending quality time with her laptop, she enjoys baking cupcakes, going to movies and hanging out with her family, friends and four dogs. Teri lives in San Antonio, Texas, and loves to hear from readers! You can reach her via email at


Twitter: @teriwilsonauthr


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