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Friday, August 6, 2010

Multipublished, Award Winning Author Terry Spear





Please welcome Award-Winning, multipublished author, Terry spear.

Thanks so much, Mona, for having me on your blog today.

Do We Ever Run Out of Things to Say???
When doing a month-long blog tour, our publicist tells us not to repeat ourselves too much so readers will have something new to read. Ah. We are writers after all. So that should be easy. Right? Hmm, well, after writing 11 guest blogs and interviews, with 13 left to go, while doing my regularly scheduled daily blogs (Terry Spear Blog—original title, I know, Myspace, and Redroom for Authors), and my monthly blogs (From the Heart), twice monthly blogs (Casablanca) and my weekly blogs (Fierce Romance & Wickedly Romance & Shapeshifter Romance), I’m stymied.

What is an author to do?
Call on his or her muse. What if you have a closet muse like mine? Who only appears when she wants to? Yet deadlines loom and there’s not much hope for her help, so what is an author to do? Like with writing the novel, just write. Sometimes an image will help. Sometimes a news story. Sometimes just the blog title for someone else’s blog will be so intriguing, you can write your own spin off it. I’ve talked about why werewolves, my research, how Heart of the Wolf has expanded into a series, what’s next—so what is left to say?
How about answering fan questions?
Will Silva and Sam from Destiny of the Wolf ever get together? Hmm, let’s take a quick trip to Silver Town, Colorado and see. They’re…hmmm, not sure. Looks like a game of tag in progress among the pack members in their human form, and Sam’s got Silva pinned down to the grass on her back, while the game’s still going on. Looks like their dating is still going strong. We’ll leave them to their game though in Wolf Fever and try to answer another fan question.
Do I ever write wolves have sex as wolves? Hmm, no. That’s for biology class.  It’s eluded to—they are part wolf after all, and it would be as natural to them to have sex in that form as the other.
Why can werewolves in the series shift at other times other than the full moon? If they only shifted during the full moon, their wolf halves wouldn’t be as dominate as they are. It would be more like a nuisance situation once a month during the week of the full moon. Now to add a little conflict, unless the werewolf has mostly werewolf roots and is considered a royal and can change at will any time during any phase of the moon, the others can’t shapeshift during the phase of the new moon where it appears there is no moon at all.

Will we see more of: Jake and Tom (brothers to Darien in Destiny of the Wolf, Book 2)? Yes, both are in Wolf Fever (Book 6), and Jake has his own story in Dreaming of the Wolf (Book 8).
Zoo man Thompson (Heart of the Wolf, Book 1)? Yes, in Seduced by the Wolf (Book 5).
Sarge from Legend of the White Wolf (Book 5)? Yes, as the omega wolf in Seduced by the Wolf.
Meara, Hunter’s sister in To Tempt the Wolf (Book 3)? Yes, her own story in The Wolf and the SEAL (Book 9). And the other characters in To Tempt the Wolf will also be expanded upon.
Carol Wood from Destiny of the Wolf? Yes, her own story in Wolf Fever.
Reviewers often also ask some fun questions after reviewing the stories, so I go back and reread them and try to incorporate the ideas in some of the newer stories.

Where did I get the idea of having another SEAL? My editor made the fun comment about To Tempt the Wolf and the fact Hunter was an ex-Navy SEAL and how fun it would be if he was a member of a whole team of Navy SEALS who were wolves. And that kernel of a plot idea has continued to intrigue me until I could add it to this story, The Wolf and the SEAL.  I hope they keep the title. Everyone loves it that’s commented to me on it so far.

Do I know my characters inside and out before I write them? No. As they have to deal with situations, they grow as characters. And I learn more and more about them. And believe me, this is the way it works for me. Others write well by plotting and planning their whole story. But I’ve never been able to do that. So if you’re a writer reading this, write the way that works best for you!

So my question to readers is this—if you’ve been following the series, who do you want to see a story about? And if you haven’t been following the series, my question is, why not??? The wolves don’t bite, too hard! And if they do, you’ll find a whole new world to enjoy!
One last thing—the series is open ended. Several have asked me that of late, worried this will be the end. But there are too many characters who haven’t had their say. And each book is a story in and of itself. So even though I do have references to other characters, you can read them out of order and not be totally lost. 

And wow, I did it! Came up with another blog!!! It’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it!
Thanks again for having me, Mona! I had fun!
And to readers, thanks so much for dropping by and commenting!!
Terry
http://www.terryspear.com/

12 comments:

diva donna said...

Terry, You amaze me everyday. And this series is also so amazing. What characters do I want to read more about. I'm looking forward to seeing The other two Silver Brothers of course. Tom and Sam. And I loved that Brat Meara and look forward to that Seal Taming her a bit. And Sam the Bartender. And I grew to love that pesty Carol. And I'd like Zoo Man Thompson and Alex to end up in the wrong place at the right time. And end up in a Cage with a Big Baboon who really likes them. LOL!!!

Barbara Monajem said...

Hi, Terry! You do an astonishing number of blogs. How do you manage that and write books, too? I am truly in awe of you. Thanks for the suggestions about how to come up with blog topics. :)

Beth Trissel said...

Terry, you are fabulous. I love your book covers and the concept for your work and the bits and pieces I've read on blogs. Why indeed haven't I read more? Shame on me.

Mona Risk said...

Terry, congratulations on your latest release. It was such a pleasure to meet you and hear your talk at the FTHRW luncheon in Orlando. Your daughter is lovely.

Judy said...

Great blog, Terry! I'm fascinated by the characters and plots you've developed with wolves. Wonderful! Glad to see you have such success with them!!

Autumn Jordon said...

Terry, Great blog! I always learn something from you, girl.

I love the idea of a whole pack of wolves would be seals. Imagine the places they could go and the trouble they could cause.

I love your cover. Congrats on you releases. You really peaked my interest.

Joanne said...

Terry,
It's great to "see" you on Mona's blog. Congrats on your recent release and best wishes for your future success.

Mary Ricksen said...

Your blogs are always great Terry. I can't wait to jump into this latest release. Good luck my friend!
Although I know you will do well. You are that good an author!!
Sell a million!

Mary Marvella said...

Terry, your blogs are as good as your books! Both are imaginative and cleverly done. Growl!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Sorry I've been absentee, ladies! I didn't know anyone had commented!

LOL, Donna!!! Hmm, maybe Zoo Man Thompson needs to be more of a ...wolf. :) I'm working on Meara. :)
Jake gets his story in Dreaming of the Wolf (book 8), Carol gets hers in Wolf Fever (book 6)...I still need to come up with something for Tom. And Sam...yes. And Silva. Hadn't thought about Alex. But you see, your wish is my command! :) Baboons, eh???

Hi Barbara...it's easy to get frazzled!!! And stuck. And to put off writing THE BOOK which needs to be written so that more blog tours can come about. :) I still have another I need to do for the end of the month. Maybe I'll come up with something new by then!!! :)

Oh yes, Beth, you must read! Must!!! :) Always fun to hear from you!!!

Thanks so much, Mona. I always wished I had her red hair, and her figure would be nice too. LOL She looks like a model. It was really nice meeting you too, and your grandchildren!

Thanks, Judy!! It's been fun creating characters that are part wolf, yet seem so real. I never thought I'd be writing Book 9 and 10 of the series now!!!

Thanks so much, Autumn! Sometimes just the origination of an idea makes it so much fun to talk about later in a blog tour. I still get a lot of: What inspired you to write about werewolves? But I enjoy talking about what inspired me to write about a particular wolf tale. :)

Joanne, thanks!!! I had fun on Mona's blog. Sorry I was so late in commenting!

Mary, thanks! I have to tell you that Seduced by the Wolf actually dropped to 210 yesterday in Kindle rankings on B&N. I was 110 shy of having a best seller!!! But I was thrilled. Enjoy Leidolf's story!!!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

I was curious--I've been having a lot of spam posted in my comments, has anyone else? If so, what did you do to stop it? I hate moderating everything that goes up, although I had to do that with my teen blog. :(

What's a blogger to do?

Anonymous said...

FROM BELARUSAN NEWSPAPER

Dear Mona,
My name is Pavel Kastukevich. I am a correspondent of Belarusan newsweek Nasa Niva nn.by. I read about your novel To Love a Hero on the Internet. As far I can learn from the brief note this novel is about Belarus. It is great news because not so many people are interested in our country (science fiction novel Belarus by Lee Hogan). So would you mind answer some question about this novel and yourself? If you agreed here are the questions:
-- Mrs. Mona please tell about yourself (where do you live, where do you study and so on. Also please tell about your writers' career (books, genres, awards).
-- To Love a Hero. What the genre of this book and what is it about?
-- Why do you choose to write about Belarus? Why did our country became a source of inspiration for you?
-- Confess you have Belarusan roots…
-- In your book there is Major General of Belarus. Sounds very Cuban and North Korean… What do you know about political life in Belarus?
What do you know about Belarusan literature? Sviatlana Aleksievich, Vasil Bykau may be?
-- How many copies of your neovel have your publisher already sold?

Please send your answers to my mail: liavonka@yahoo.com. If you be so kind please send us your photo too.

Sincerely,
Pavel Kastukevich