Today we have Teresa Smith visiting Paranormal Addicts. We are lucky to have her and Laura share their chat as Teresa tells us about her new book Pyramid of the Moon and a little bit about herself.
Laura: What inspired you to write?
Teresa: My imagination just wouldn't stop! I always had vivid dreams, and I'd wake up saying "I need to write that down!"
Laura: What authors do you read?
Teresa: Usually women authors now, but when I was younger, it was Stephen King
Laura: What type of books do you read?
Teresa: I usually read YA or romance. I still love anything that gives you goosebumps though! I guess a little of everything!
Laura: Could you tell us about yourself and your writing?
Teresa: Oh jeez! LOL. I hate talking about myself. Well, my writing: I try putting myself into the story. I love detail, and want the reader swept away with all senses. Sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. I want you to be in the story.
Laura: How did you come up with Pyramid of the Moon?
Teresa: I've always loved mythology. I want to write about myths and folklore that you maybe haven't read about before.
Laura: How would you describe Pyramid of the Moon?
Teresa: I would describe Pyramid of the Moon as a little of everything. It has romance, mystery, action. I try adding a bit of everything without over doing it
Laura: Are your characters inspired by anyone you know?
Teresa: Not really based on anyone specific. I picked names I've always liked though. Like Eva, I wanted that to be my name when I got older. And Colton, Baret, Rhys...sexy guy names!
Laura: When do some of your next books get released?
Teresa: Marcus-Summer 2013
Sun and Moon Trilogy Book 2-Summer 2013
Sun and Moon Trilogy Book 3- Spring 2014
All She Wants- Spring 2013
Laura: What future works are you working on?
Teresa: Well, I'm working on Pyramid of the Sun Book 2 in the series. I'm also working on a vampire story that's different (hard to do). It will be called, "Marcus". Also, an adult story named, "All She Wants" and about 3 more!
Laura: What other books do you have out?
Teresa: LOL. I have a short story out on Amzon called "Black Widow Rose" It's not edited professionally, and I basically wrote it for fun. It was a personal goal.
Laura: How do you come up with the plots? Do they write themselves, do you use an outline? How do you work on the plots?
Teresa: I never do an outline, because the story never stays on course!!! Sometimes, the characters write themselves!! LOL.
Laura: Where can the fans reach out to you?
Laura: Goals for 2013?
Teresa: My goals for 2013...hmm. To buy a big house for all my girls, have Pyramid of the Moon win an award, and give each one of my girls a huge bank account with the money. Also, go on vacation with my family to Germany where my family is from.
We all have a darker side. Nobody knows this better than Evangeline Mason.
Her ancestors were hungry for ultimate power and now she and her friends must pay the ultimate price for that greed. Can you imagine feeling as if you don't belong in your own body? Life is hard when you don't know who you truly are or what sort of evil you are capable of.
Who can she trust and who will end up betraying her? At the end of her journey, will she hold on to her soul mate, or lose him as she loses herself?
Follow Eva and her friends on their incredible journey to self-discovery and true love.
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Date of Publication: December 13, 2012
Number of pages: 256
Word Count: Approx.. 60,300
Formats available: Paperback and Ebook
Teresa Smith has been writing short stories since she was ten years old. She served a full term in the U.S. Air Force, and then decided to raise her three beautiful daughters full time. Working on a degree in business management, she couldn't turn off the urge to write stories and it became her main focus. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, 3 daughters, and golden retriever.
There are some great reviews out for Pyramid of the Moon, head on over to Goodreads or Amazon to check them out.
Thanks ladies for stopping by and Teresa, we hope you share your other releases with us.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to chat away.