Teri Terry is among other things the world known author of the Slated trilogy. I have made a review of her book Mind Games which will be mentioned in this interview as well.
Which one of your characters do you remind of the most?
Do you mean which is my characters is most like me? I don’t think any of them are based on me, though sometimes I put little personal things in my characters – for example, that Kyla doesn’t like broccoli (I can’t eat the stuff), and that Luna has a soft toy dog (I have a lot of soft toys, and sneak them into my stories now and then).
Which one of your books is your favorite?
This changes all the time, and usually is the one I’m writing at the time. Just now that is the first book of Dark Matter, a new trilogy that won’t be out until 2017. But Dangerous Games holds a very special place with me, because it was the book I wasn’t supposed to write – I was supposed to be writing something else, but I did it anyway because I wanted to!
What was the last book you read and what impression did it leave you with?
The last book I read was The Crowham Martyrs by Jane McLoughlin – kind of a ghost story with witch/demon overtones. It is aimed at a younger audience than my stuff, but I was surprised how scary it was!
I don’t tell readers what to think; what they take away from my books is up to them. Of course there are things in the story that are important to me, but that is for readers to discover!
What is your relationship to your characters and universe?
I’m not sure I understand this question, but when I’m writing, I’m fully inside my main character’s head – I feel what they feel.
What are your thoughts about e-books as an author and a reader?
As a reader I much prefer to hold a real book in my hands, but sometimes ebooks are more convenient – for example, I often have a book I’m reading on my phone so I have something to read with me if I’m waiting for an appointment or stuck someplace with nothing to do. As an author I still prefer real books, but again, ebooks are really convenient sometimes for readers, and it is good to have both available. Also, ebooks sometimes allow something to be published that might not be otherwise. My sequel to Mind Games, Dangerous Games, is perhaps in this category. It is a novella in length, so about a quarter as long as one of my novels; it is often difficult to get this length published in print, so ebooks gave a way to get it out to readers.
What makes you continue writing books?
I love living in a made up world in my head. I love making up characters and stories. Plus, this way I don’t have to get a real job..!