Terisa Wilcox

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Interview By: Tamazon

Date: May 01, 2009

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Hello Terisa,

Thanks for joining me today on Night Owl Romance.

Tammie King of NOR: To get us started can you please start by telling us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?

Terisa Wilcox: Right now, I'm working on the second and third books in the MacGregor series. I write time travels. In the second book, Between Now And Then, Caitlyn MacGregor gets whisked forward in time. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but let's just say that when she meets the hero, she's quite shocked. It's been a lot of fun writing her story. The third book, which is as yet unnamed, has Kris' best friend from Timeless Mist, Hailey, going back in time. That's still in the outlining stage, so we'll see where it ends up. Tammie King of NOR: Could you please tell us a little about yourself?

Terisa Wilcox: I'm a mother of 3 grown children, and I have one grandson, who keeps me laughing quite often. He's such a ham. If I'd known how much fun grandchildren would be, I'd have skipped the kids and gone straight to the grandkids :D

Tammie King of NOR: If you could be one of the characters from this book - Who would you be? And why?

Terisa Wilcox: That's a tough one. I think I am probably a bit of all my heroines.

Tammie King of NOR: Who or what influenced you when you wrote this book? Did you have a CD, Songs, environment, etc?

Terisa Wilcox: I wrote Timeless Mist after doing research on my own family's genealogy. I found a couple of sites saying that Wilcox could be a name used by the MacGregor's during the proscription. It fascinated me and that's where it started. It became a time travel after I read A Dance Through Time by Lynn Kurland. I was hooked and knew that's what I wanted to write.

Tammie King of NOR: Can you please give us a sneak peek into the book?

Terisa Wilcox: Hmm, okay. Caitlyn is on her way to France to find her elder brothers and bring them home. Her father is trying to arrange a marriage between herself and Blake Drummond, a man she despises. The MacGregor's need an ally to speak to the King for them.

On her way to France, she is captured by Blake and taken to his tower house. She escapes, but he tracks her down. When he finds her, the ground shakes and Blake is nowhere to be seen after it stops.

She ends up in the future and the hero almost runs her over with his car.

Tammie King of NOR: Please tell us what you have planned next?

Terisa Wilcox: Next is Hailey's story. And she is not real happy with me right now for the direction I'm taking her. She ends up back in 1604 Scotland. I'm still working on the details for it, but the hero will be Iain's brother, Jamie MacGregor.

Tammie King of NOR: What kind of research did you do for this book? Did you enjoy the research process?

Terisa Wilcox: I love the research. I think I have just about every website that even mention's the MacGregor's saved, as well as the history, customs, etc of the early 17th century and before.

Tammie King of NOR: Do you belong to a critique group? If so, how does this help or hinder you?

Terisa Wilcox: I don't belong to a group, but I do have a critique partner who's been with me since the beginning of my writing career. She helps me immensely as she's very good at spotting inconsistencies and brainstorming with.

Tammie King of NOR: What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group?

Terisa Wilcox: I have a website, a MySpace site, a Facebook site and Twitter. I have a contact page on my website, so that would be the easiest way to contact me.


Tammie King of NOR: What was your first published work and when was it published?

Terisa Wilcox: Timeless Mist was my first book and was just released in April 2009.

Tammie King of NOR: What is the best and worst advice you have ever received?

Terisa Wilcox: Don't give up.

Tammie King of NOR: Do you outline your books or just start writing?

Terisa Wilcox: I do a very short outline.

Tammie King of NOR: Who is your perfect hero? And why?

Terisa Wilcox: My husband is my perfect hero. He likes to play tough, but inside he's a big teddy bear. He loves me and has supported me through the entire process of writing, encouraging me every step of the way.

Thank you for this opportunity!