1 Give me a brief Bio of you.
Teya’sÂ most recent accomplishment started in the summer of 2015, with the publication of Stripes. Continued on to Within Qwestar, Treasures of Truth, and her dad’s dream come true with publishing his books. He passed untimely in 2006, and will always be and continue to be her inspiration. She is the 2016 local A.N.W.A. chapter (Snake River Writers) president, won National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWritMo) by writing a 50,000 word book in twelve days, and loves Storymakers.
Teya has been writing for as long as she can remember. Started with poetry at a young age while she lived on a street she affectionately named Hill Street Blues, and continued when her family moved to Menan.
She loves sitting in her soft chair next to the fireplace and watching out a big living room window. It gives her plenty of creative juice for stories.
She met the love of her life in the loft of a barn. Yep, that set up some teasing from her father. They have been happily married since 2003, with four children, but refuses to comment on the trolls in the closets and under the beds
2- What is the name of your book?
See me for me
3- What genre is it?
4- Give us a short snippet of your book:
Coming to a stop sign, Jeremiah glanced quickly left, then right, and
stepped on the gas as he glanced at his sister. Strangely, she began to glow
brighter. A fleeting thought came to him of why she might be illuminated. Emily
started to turn her head right, and as she turned everything slowed down.
Silence fill the space, not even the radio made a sound. He saw her eyes wide
with fear and her mouth open as if in screaming, but no words. He felt his
eyebrows crease together a second before he heard Emily scream, “Jer!” Then a
deafening crunch, as he slammed against his door, and as his head careened
toward the window. Metal twisting metal, and the shattering of glass could be
heard. Just before his head smashed against the window knocking him out.
5- Teya, tell us 3 fun facts about yourself?
I nannied back east I had the opportunity to introduced to Harry Connick Jr. and hand him the baby I watched. Also saw Christopher Reeves home.
I attended the central park live Garth Brooks concern. On that recording there is a scream after what most people thought was the last verse. I knew the last one was coming so in the silence of the song (the dance) you can hear my scream. LOL, funny.
My first proposal ever was in the crown of the Statue of Liberty.
6- How long have you been a writer or known that was something you wanted to do?
Since I was a child. I wrote mostly poetry, which is how I finally let go of watching my brother pass at age 4 1/2 month. I was 3. The poem helped me let go when I was 16. I let it go for awhile pursuing several careers including cake decorating for 9 year. After my sister published it stuck with me that I wrote too. Found my writing and the rest is history.
7- What else might pique the reader’s interest in your book?
The two main girl characters are both my dad split in two. Several actual personal things are encrypted into the storyline. I had two of the characters but it needed so much more. I thought on it for a few day. Picking up my daughter from ballet I heard a name. Bam the entire storyline presented itself right in front of me. I asked the lady if I could use her eyes and her name for a character. She agreed, quite flattered actually. I scribbled a couple things down and drove home to get going on it.
8- Where can we find your book?Â
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