ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Teresa Keefer is an indie romance author with an avid love of books. She started writing poetry in high school and after encouragement from a dear friend, wrote her first full length romance novel in 2007. Coming Home was finally released as a self-published book in 2011. Teresa holds an MBA in Human Resources and attended law school for two years. She lives in rural Indiana with a menagerie of animals and enjoys the peace of working in the garden and yard of her home. She has three adult daughters and seven grandchildren and enjoys crafting, cooking, reading, and studying spirituality in her spare time when she's not writing or working at her day job. Her household includes a spoiled dog, three cats, two goats and a stubborn miniature horse.
What inspired you to write this book?
The Summers Sisters series is inspired by my love of magic and spiritualism. Each of the characters was inspired to a certain extent by each of my own daughters who are as different as night and day.
What can we expect from you in the future?
I am presently working on a western romance set in Wyoming. I got the idea when I traveled to Wild Deadwood Reads the last two years and flew into Denver and drove through Colorado and Wyoming before reaching my final destination of Deadwood, SD.
Do you have any “side stories” about the characters?
Not necessarily a side story, but I will be doing a mature romance based on the mother of the Summers Sisters. It will be called Rowena’s Song and will take the reader on a trip to Ireland.
Where did you come up with the names in the story?
I googled them. I used each of my daughters’ first initial and looked for Celtic names beginning with the same letter. I have this affinity for everything Irish—perhaps because when I did my Ancestry DNA I discovered I’m predominately Norwegian and Irish—which explains why I have this deep desire to go spend at least a month exploring the cliffs, the castles, and the little pubs across the country.
Tell us about your main characters- what makes them tick?
Alana from Blessed Be is all about living in the present. Being peaceful, caring and nurturing. Teagan in Threefold comes across as being a snob, but she really isn’t. She has a secret that she didn’t have the courage to tell anyone about until she jumps in to save a woman who was the victim of domestic violence. Riana in Namaste is the free spirit of the three. She’s spent years traveling the country doing just about every job there is in an attempt to find herself.
Who designed your book covers?
My friend and best-selling author Jeana Mann has designed the majority of my covers. If you get a chance, go check out any one of her series, you won’t be disappointed!
Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I learned a lot about the Wiccan religion.
Anything specific you want to tell your readers?
I love to interact with my readers! I will be starting a newsletter in the upcoming weeks and hope to share a lot of things that I enjoy such as recipes, books I’ve read, and will also be featuring other authors as well.
If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be?
I’d like to spend a day gardening and crafting with Alana.
Have you written any other books that are not published?
No, but I do have several works in process!
If your book had a candle, what scent would it be?
Blessed Be would be clean cotton, Threefold would be patchouli, and Namaste would be sunflowers.
What did you edit out of this book?
Some of the more explicit sex scenes because I wanted the series to appeal to a greater audience.
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