Interview with Teri Riggs

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Interview with Teri Riggs

Affaire de Coeur's

August Calendar Girl



USA Today bestselling author, Teri Riggs, writes romantic suspense. She lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband and two of the world’s most spoiled puppies. Teri and her husband began dating when they were fifteen. They’ve been married over forty years−a true qualification for expert status in happily-ever-afters! 


  1.  When you write, do you outline first, or are you a pantser?

I’m a pantser. I’ve tried using outlines, but it seems I’m never able to stick to them.


  1.  What type of characters do you like to create?

I love a strong female who can go toe to toe with her hero. 


  1.  Tell us about your new book or series.

I’m working on a historical western romance trilogy about 3 women who have received help from the Blue Stockings Society. Each book is about one of the three women and their love story.


  1.  What motivates you for a perfect writing day?

I always come home from a conference or book signing eager to write. I also love when the words seem to flow.


  1.  How/where do you get your plot ideas?

Everywhere. Watching TV, movies, songs. 


  1.  What is the most difficult thing about creating and developing characters?

Trying to come up with a good conflict for the hero and heroine.


  1.  What is your favorite thing about being an author?

I love the feeling of accomplishment I get when I type, THE END. 


  1.  How many books do you currently have out on the market and what genres do they fall into?

Currently, I have thirteen books out. I write contemporary and historical romantic suspense. I have one romantic comedy.


  1.  Will you be attending any book signings or conventions?

I will be at RWA in New York from July 22nd to July 29th. I’ll attend Penned Con in St. Louis in September.


  1.  Pass on some words of wisdom, please, to aspiring authors. 

Never give up your dream of writing. Rejections are hard, but try to listen to the advice most editors give you. They are usually helpful.     





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