I have the honor of having a guest post by author Teri Riggs...who is sharing a glimpse of herself.
Ten Things Most People Don’t Know About Teri
I’m a pretty shy person until I get to know someone. Most people think I’m far from being a wallflower since I write romance. I still blush when I write love scenes or when I tell someone I write romance.
I didn’t read books until about six years before I started writing. I only read books required for classes or if something really sounded good. Now I read all the time. I’m a bookaholic and should be in a 12 step program of some sort. Do they have a Bookaholic’s Anonymous?
I read at least a book a day, sometimes more. My all-time record is four books in one day.
I’m an insomniac. This is why I can read at least one book a day, still write, and perform most of the other normal human functions required to maintain a life and be part of a family.
I married my high school sweetheart. We began dating when we were 15…practically babies! We’ve been married for ummm…let’s just say several years now and hubby still makes me feel like a new bride most of the time. I learned so much about romance from hubby.
I have two dogs who think they’re the boss of me. Of course they are, but still…
I occasionally peek at the endings of books. Okay, I lied. I peek at the endings a lot of times to see if my ending is the right one. I’m a very impatient reader. People who find out I do this are usually horrified. They want to know how I can peek. I tell them it’s easy. I open the book and flip to the last pages. Now that I mostly read on my Kindle and iPhone, it’s a bit more difficult to sneak a peek. But I manage!
I am a strong supporter of Brenda Novak’s Auction for Juvenile Diabetes she holds every May. I’ve been the high bidder on many critiques, publicity packages, and ads over the years. Both of my books have been contracted as a result of winning editor critiques from the publishers who were kind enough to donate them. I have a brother with diabetes who goes to dialysis three times a week. I know what an awful disease it is and would love to see a cure in my lifetime. This year will Brenda’s tenth year of presenting the auction.
I hate talking about myself.
I’m talking about myself here only because it was requested.
(and we appreciate you doing so, Terri...and I don't think there's a need for a Bookaholics Anonymous...I see nothing wrong with my addiction, lol--ELF)
DEA agent Eve Taylor has had her fill of alpha males. When Resolutions’ operative and former lover, Dillon “Mac” McKenna, threatened her hard-earned independence, she ran. On a mission to gather evidence against a Colombian drug-lord, Eve discovers the drug-lord is helping terrorists plan an attack on American soil. Before she can escape with the vital information, she’s captured and comes face to face with her mortality… As a teen, Mac watched his family fall apart after his mother died doing dangerous U.N. work. The possibility of losing Eve to a mission ignited an overwhelming need to protect her. When he forced her to choose him or her job, she walked away. Two years later, it seems all his nightmares have come true and he’s tasked with rescuing her from a Colombian prison. Mac has never stopped loving Eve, but does he dare risk his heart when he’s so terrified of losing… On the run, Mac and Eve must learn to trust each other again in order to stay alive.
“Dammit, Eve, I didn’t mean I needed to take care of you, I just meant—”
“I know exactly what you meant.” She added a sheathed K-bar knife to her belt, grabbed one of the assault rifles Cade had brought along, and tossed the strap over her good shoulder. “Let’s finish this. The quicker this mission is completed, the sooner our partnership is finished. It’s too hard to be around you.”
“Wait, Eve. Listen, I’m sorry if I offended you. I know you can keep up.”
“You want to smother me. I can’t handle the alpha shit anymore. I can’t change what happened to your mother, and I damned well can’t live my life trying to make up for her death. Let’s be honest, we just aren’t meant to be together.”
Mac grabbed her good arm. “Eve, don’t write me off yet. We can work through this. We’ll talk later.”
“Not gonna happen.” She pulled away.
Eve hopped from the AH-6J and stood with both feet apart in front of Cade and Corelli. “You two don’t have to worry about me not pulling my weight. I’m good to go.”
She spun around and stomped off toward Mendoza’s compound.
“Shit, Mac, I think you’ve gone and pissed your lady off big-time. Gonna make this job all kinds of fun.” Cade smiled sheepishly.
Teri Riggs was destined to be a writer. As a small girl she didn’t read bedtime stories, she made up her own. Who needed Little Red Riding Hood or The Three Little Pigs when there were so many great tales bouncing around in her head? When she grew up and became a mother to three little girls, she continued the tradition of making up bedtime stories. On the occasions she chose to tell conventional fairytales, Teri usually gave them a bit of tweaking here and there or added a new ending. Her girls loved it.
After her daughters had the nerve to actually grow up and leave home, Teri discovered she had a passion for writing and jumped right in. It came as no surprise she chose to write mysteries and happily-ever-after’s since that’s the genres she loves to read.
Teri lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, one of her daughters and two dogs that seem to think they rule the world. And some days Teri thinks maybe they do.
Teri still frequently tells herself stories as she falls asleep. The only difference now is she wakes up the next morning and turns her bedtime stories into books.
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