Hey everyone I hope you had a great weekend. Twas a bit chilly in Northern Florida. We did manage to get in a nice fire Saturday night. We enjoyed the company of WorkKampers and camp, campers. Coats, gloves, and blankets kept us warm encouraged by stimulating conversations. That's the thing about fires, whether outside in a pit or indoors by the fireplace. A beverage and maybe something tasty and it's a good thing. Before we get to today's guest, fellow Wild Rose Press author Terry Korth Fischer, I have a couple of things to share with you. My Agent Sam Carter Mysteries are on sale for a limited time. Head over to www.amazon.com/D-V-Stone/e/B01N154Y9U and grab a copy while you still have time for only $.99 ea. Now let's toss another log in, grab something to sip on, and get to know Terry.
Welcome, Terry. I'm excited to have you Around The Fire. So while I pour us cups or coffee let's get right to it. We all have official bios. But in front of the fire we like to be nosey. So tell us, who you are other than your bio?
Besides writing, I try to stay active in community affairs such as food drives, clothing collections, and bell ringing. Also, because I have a background in technology, I'm called upon to help with streaming events and supply computer advice and savvy—which is a laugh because things change daily, and a six-year-old knows what I know.
That's so important. We should always, to the best of our abilities, give back to our communities. Please tell us what you like to read?
I read daily, and primarily mysteries. But I had gone through periods when memoirs and epic novels were the only books that piqued my interest.
Some might think being an author is a lonely adventure. And it can be. But most humans need social and professional interactions. Who is your network or support system?
I belong to two critique groups and three writing organizations. The time spent with these talented people is essential to me, not only for their support but for continued encouragement. In addition, being surrounded by the arts and artists is most satisfying, whether writers, poets, or pole-dancers.
That is so true. I enjoy being around creative people. They inspire me and often commiserate. Nosey question coming up. Do you have any fun or outrageous talent?
I don’t think you would consider it a talent, but years ago, my ten-year-old step-daughter and I created synchronized swimming routines to entertain my husband, her father. We were pretty good if you didn't consider how ridiculous our lack of skill was—however, we synchronized!
LOL. Two mermaids. Terry, what is your neighborhood like? Are there any places you frequent? What makes them special?
I live in a small subdivision in a large city. My neighborhood was established more than seventy years ago and at one time had many small businesses. Then around the year 1990, all the local shops moved to the mall or went out of business. It was a shame; our boys worked at the local grocery store before it closed. I could walk to the beauty shop to get my hair trimmed, and there was a burger joint, a VFW, and a movie rental. Now there is nothing in our neighborhood except vintage homes and good people.
So sad. That's happened to many communities. The town near me went through that too. Recently they've be revitalizing. New shops and restaurant have opened and there's a lot of construction going on. I have three favorite mugs depending on where I am and what I'm drinking. What is your favorite mug or teacup?
My morning coffee is a single-serving, brewed into a porcelain mug that I love. It’s large enough to hold a 12-ounce cup of coffee yet sufficiently dainty to allow me to feel regal using it.
Well, regal Terry😜 I'll hold your tiara while you dish on your worst household chore?
I can’t lie. Housework is my least favorite chore. Dusting ranks just below window washing, and emptying the dishwasher sits on the bottom of the list. But, a funny thing, I love to iron. Even in a wash and wear society, my ironing board is always up, and I find it calming to nudge those wrinkles out.
Do you play board games? What ones do you like?
I grew up in a large family where we played board games frequently. To this day, I enjoy a game of Parcheesi or Chinese Checkers.
What was your first job?
I worked full-time at Rexall Drugs when I was in high school. The store was in a small town and locally owned; the store had a soda fountain. I can make a cherry phosphate and a banana split with my eyes closed.
Let's chat about your writing. How do you select the names of your characters?
Using a little imagination, I like to name my characters with names that suit their personalities. I use a name based on someone I know when it works out. Other times, I select from a baby name book and look for a suitable name.
Money's tight for many of us, and everyone is clamoring for it. Will you share what was the best money you ever spent as a writer?
Two things come to mind as the best money I ever spent as a writer. The first was attending my first writers' conference. Before participating in the conference, I had no idea what being part of the writing community could mean. However, the networking opportunities helped me go from being a lone writer to becoming an author among a family of authors. The second was hiring a professional editor before submitting my first manuscript for publication. Of course, I knew that if I successfully found a publisher or an agent, the manuscript would be professionally edited. Still, the extra polish I received from the independent editor made that possible.
Terry, thank you for sharing my fire. My last question is will you tell us how to find out more about you and your book?
Rory Naysmith Mysteries Book 2
Terry Korth Fischer
A murderer who doesn’t leave a clue. Small-town detective, Rory Naysmith, thought he’d seen it all, but a young woman’s brutal murder is especially hard to stomach. Doubly so, when he recognizes the murder’s MO is identical to that of Tobias Snearl, the killer he put behind bars a decade before. His frustration grows after a series of senseless accidents plague those dearest to him, and a second woman dies. Searching for answers, Rory races against time, plunging deep into the murder investigations, drawing ever closer to becoming a casualty of the dark, angry deeds himself, until he finds no one is who they pretend to be—and none are beyond evil’s reach.
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Terry Korth Fischer is a Texan, writer of short stories, memoir, and mystery. When she tires of heat and humidity her heart wanders to the heartland. Watch for her new novel, Gone Before, a traditional mystery set in northeastern Nebraska, releasing January 17, 2022 by The Wild Rose Press.
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BLOG Website: https://www.terryiswriting.com
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