Monday, March 4, 2013

The Cowboy Target - New from guest, Terri Reed

Welcome to Fliterary! We love making new friends.
Let’s sit together on the swings and you can introduce yourself:
I’m Terri Reed, I write Inspirational Romantic Suspense for Harlequin Love Inspired.  I've been writing forever.  My first novel with Love Inspired came out in 2004.  Since then I've written nearly thirty books.  I’m also a wife and mother to two wonderful kids.  One’s away at college and the other is a sophomore in high school.

You have a new book out, what’s it about?
The Cowboy Target is the fourth book in my Protection Specialists series.  This book follows ex-deputy sheriff turned bodyguard Jackie Blain to the wilds of Wyoming at the request of her uncle to help clear  rancher Wyatt Monroe of false murder charges.  The handsome widower chaffs at having Jackie underfoot but he’ll do anything to keep his daughter safe.  When its clear that someone no only wants to ruin Wyatt but harm him, it takes all of Jackie’s skills to protect him, but will she be able to protect her heart?

Where can we buy it?
Where ever Harlequin books are sold.  Here in the Pacific Northwest Fred Meyer and Walmart.
Online I’d go to Harlequin  or Amazon

If we invited your main character to sit with us, how would she/he react? 
Jackie would get a kick out of it.  Though she’d have a hard time sitting still.  She full of energy and needs to keep busy.

What would they say? What advice would they give?
Jackie would say life is short, live it to the fullest. 

If any one person from history could sit with us, who would it be and why?
I’d want to sit down with Amelia Earhart.  I’d want to know what it was like to fly back in the day and what made her embark on her fateful journey.

Why did you choose to be a Christian writer and what does it mean to you?
Early on in my writing I was told to write what I know.  That advice stuck with me as I was trying to find the right fit for my writing.  I hadn't realized how much of an inspirational element I had to my stories until I decided to try to write for the Christian market.  The element was already there, it just needed a little tending to.  I enjoy writing from my worldview which is view through the lens of God’s word. 

What advice do you have for aspiring authors?
Learn your craft, be persistent, protect the work and believe in yourself.  Join a writers group like American Christian Fiction Writers or Romance Writers of America.  Never stop learning.

Where can we find you on the web?

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit!

About the interviewer:
Lisa Phillips is a wife, mom of 2 and author who can be found on Twitter @lisaphillipsbks and at her website

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