Today we have a guest blogger with us, author Teri Harman. I hope you enjoy getting to know more about Black Moon, the second novel in The Moonlight Trilogy from Jolly Fish Press. Teri is an amazing writer and her stories are packed with action and emotion. Enjoy her guest post below and buy her new book! I promise you won’t be disappointed.
“Authors I Can’t Write Without”
I am a story addict. I am addicted to reading. It is my love of reading that helped shape my love of writing. It’s symbiotic in some ways: I suck all the greatness from my favorite writers, nourishing my ability to put words on the page.
These are some of the authors that inspire me, that make me want to try harder in my writing. That make me better.
1. Roald Dahl: Such imagination! Roald Dahl taught me to twist and turn the normal into the bizarre. To stretch my creativity to mold ideas into stories that feel fresh and yet familiar in all the right ways. Favorite titles: ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ ‘Matilda,’ and ‘Tales of the Unexpected.’
2. Kate Morton: Beautiful, intoxicating words. Kate Morton’s writing is so amazing – her descriptions, her solid plots, her gothic sense of place. I devour her books and always want to run to the computer when I’m done. Favorite titles: ‘The Forgotten Garden,’ and ‘The Secret Keeper.’
3. Sarah Addison Allen: Sarah does steamy romance and magic realism so well. Her books are magical and her characters authentic. I love her stories and want mine to be as absorbing. Favorite titles: ‘The Sugar Queen,’ and ‘Garden Spells.’
4. Sue Monk Kidd: The queen of emotional narratives that you never forget. I want to write as honest and deep as Sue does. She captures characters and how they feel in every situation so perfectly. That is not easy. Favorite titles: ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ and ‘The Invention of Wings.’
Which authors inspire you?
Black Moon (The Moonlight Trilogy 2) by Teri Harman is available for pre-order on Amazon and B&N. Expected publication date is set for September 16th, 2014.
Genre: YA Fantasy
Description: Simon Howard accidentally killed three people.
Months later, the nightmares won’t stop. Willa Fairfield, his girlfriend, his soul mate, wants nothing more than to help him move on. But guilt isn’t the only thing in Simon’s way.
When unexplained earthquakes hit the small town of Twelve Acres and dozens of people go missing, the Light witches discover their most feared enemy, Archard, is still alive.
As the Light Covenant fumbles to defend against Archard’s sadistic intentions, Simon’s magic grows inexplicably more powerful—even dangerous. Willa throws all her efforts into solving the mystery of Simon’s transformation, but when the events of the past storm into the present, the couple’s future changes forever.
Author Bio: TERI HARMAN has believed in all things wondrous and haunting since her childhood days of sitting in the highest tree branches reading Roald Dahl and running in the rain imagining stories of danger and romance. Currently, her bookshelf is overflowing, her laundry unfolded, and her three small children running mad while she pens bewitching novels. She also writes a bi-weekly book column for ksl.com, Utah’s #1 news site and hosts a monthly television segment for Studio 5, Utah’s #1 lifestyle show. Teri Harman lives in Saratoga Springs, Utah.
For more about Teri Harman and her books, including BLACK MOON, the sequel to BLOOD MOON, which Kirkus Reviews calls ‘unusual and absorbing,’ check out the links below…