How could you look at those pictures and not want to know more about the woman? You can't, right? So today we have the pleasure of talking to Terry Segan and finding out- "Who is the woman behind the smile?" Terry thank you so much for joining us around the fire. Why don't you reintroduce yourself by telling us who you are other than your official bio?
Thanks for having me back at your campfire. Besides writing full time, I love being outdoors and exploring whenever I can. I also believe in the motto, “It’s not the places you go but the people you meet.” Chatting with strangers and finding common ground is always fun, as well as learning about new places to visit.
I see you like bike riding. What interests besides writing do you enjoy?
I love to travel. One of my favorite places is the beach, especially on the west coast. Most recently, my husband and I hopped on the motorcycle and took a trip up to the Pacific Northwest and down the coast. We rode through Washington, Oregon and California. One of the highlights was getting to ride through the Chandelier Tree in the Redwood Forest.
Very cool. I've never been out to the coast, though I flew over it on a trip to Alaska to visit my brother. Family are my biggest support, who is your network or support system?
My biggest cheerleader is my husband, who encourages me every day in my writing career. He still hasn’t made it into one of my books as a chalk outline (his request), but I have many stories yet to tell. Another person is my oldest daughter, who has dragged me into the social media arena. I wouldn’t say I went kicking and screaming, but she did meet with some resistance when my brain refused to grasp some of the concepts of how things worked. Her persistence paid off and things are running much smoother (and we’re still on speaking terms). Rounding off the team is my local writer’s group. Their critiques and suggestions have been invaluable to my growing as a writer.
Supporters don't just say I'm behind you, they pull you forward and show how you can be better. Good for her. Who or what books or authors are your inspiration?
Books with dual timelines or relics from the past tied to the present are some of my favorites. I also love a book whose characters make me laugh out loud. Recently, I discovered “The Queen of Klutz” by Samantha Garman. Her character Sibby has a sharp, sarcastic wit which had me rolling at some of her humorous observations.
Books that can make a person laugh out loud are not as common as one would believe. Do you have any fun or outrageous talent?
I’m not sure if it’s actually considered a talent, but I have a knack for seeing humor in most situations—funerals, weddings, grocery shopping. There’s usually something that amuses me. We recently stopped at a local grocery store in a very small town. After seeing some of the other patrons, all I could think of was I’d wandered onto the set of The Walking Dead.
Okay, so we could never sit together at a serious affair. My sense of humor is, shall we say, unconventional. What is your neighborhood like? Are there any places you frequent? What makes them special?
Over the last few months it’s changed. My husband and I are full time RVers, and we spent most of this summer at an RV resort in Salt Lake City. The one thing which made the place special to me was a beautiful bicycle path running right past the resort. The cool mornings allowed me to ride for an hour and not have to dodge traffic. I did have to dodge a few confused squirrels who would run out in front of me and stop. They must have conspired with the ducks where the path followed the Jordan River because they too stopped in the middle of the road.
That's awesome. Pete and I are somewhere in-between fulltime and the usual weekend camper. If they made a movie about your life, what would the title be, and who would play you?
The Voices Have the Best Ideas – Melissa McCarthy would be playing me.
LOL! I'll be your co-star. If you could time travel, where would you go and when? Why?
I would go back to Long Island in the year 1958. My Mom was forty and Dad forty-three when I was born, so I’d want to meet them in their younger years. They’d bought their first house in 1957 when the area had more potato farms than neighborhoods. It would be fun to see my older sister as a child. I’m on the fence whether I’d tell her at the age of nine she’d get a baby brother instead of the pony she was hoping for—then me a year later.
What website or app doesn’t exist, but you really wish it did?
Spouse Translator – I know my husband would love an app which would translate my questions and answers to guy-speak and vice versa.
Hear that app developers. It would make a fortune. Who is the most interesting person you’ve met and talked with?
Most recently, I’d have to say the employee who helped me at my last visit to the DMV. When I told her I wrote paranormal mysteries, she proceeded to tell me about her three past lives. She was awesome! I’m sure the 250 people waiting behind me were less impressed, but I could have sat there all day listening to her amazing stories.
What subjects should be taught in school but aren’t?
Turn Signals: Not Just for Beginners – It would instruct the proper use of the little stick to the left of the steering wheel as well as the appropriate time to engage it.
Mine is signal then brake. Not slam on the brakes and then decide to let me know your plan. What’s the most amazing natural occurrence you’ve witnessed?
Viewing the simplicity of the sun dropping into the ocean at day’s end from a California beach.
Mmm, I love it. Beauty in simplicity. Terry before you head back out on your next adventure will you tell us about your latest book? I hear it's going to be a series.
Spirit in Tow
The Marni Legend Series Book 1
Release September 7, 2022
Marni Legend is about to publish her thirteenth novel. Gus Zuckerman has been hanging around since his death in nineteen-ninety-five. With her deadline looming and her recently deceased mother refusing to move on, can Marni dispatch both spirits and still have time for romance?
Armed with sarcasm and a warped sense of humor, her innate ability to stumble into awkward situations lands Marni in the midst of a car theft ring. As her circle of friends becomes populated with felons and possible murderers, the lines blur around whom she can trust.
Juggling a hot new beau with one hand and rekindling an old flame with the other, she may need to put on the brakes with one. Should she pick the probable criminal who may know Gus’s fate or play it safe with the sweetheart from her past? She’ll need more than her special abilities and quick wit to navigate the twists and turns of this paranormal mystery.
Grab a copy today
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/spirit-in-tow-terry-segan/1141622246
Good Reads 5 Star rating (for full review go to www.goodreads.com/review/show/4865378854 )
July 31, 2022
Wise-cracking historical novelist Marni Legend has more than spellcheck up her sleeve.
Lots of fun! Looking forward to Book 2!
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Terry Segan resides in Nevada. The beach is her happy place, but any opportunity to travel soothes her gypsy soul. The stories conjured by her imagination while riding backseat on her husband’s motorcycle can be found throughout the pages of her paranormal mysteries.
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