Monday, February 7, 2011

What a Fabulous Reader!

Teresa in the Spotlight

Today I am putting one of my readers (blog follower) in the spotlight! 
 I have enjoyed getting to know a little bit more about Teresa and I hope you do too!
About Teresa:
Teresa is 47 years old and a proud Native American Woman. She is a member of several authors fan clubs including some of her  favorite authors, Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Laurell K. Hamilton, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Anne Rice.  She reads an average of 3 to 5 books a week depending on her schedule. On the weekends she is known to be up all night reading a book. On top of all this Teresa is in college and has a 22year old son who is also in college. Teresa is studying law. She resides in NC on her farm which consist of three horses and two dogs at the moment. She is looking into buying some peacocks and would like a pair of Indigo Blue and the Purples.

Teresa helps coordinate the silent auction & raffle for the Anne Rice Vampire LeStat Ball that is held on the Friday before Halloween, in New Orleans. She assures me it's a blast. Teresa's job duties include contacting  authors for signed books to use as donations for auction. She has been very fortunate to meet some of her favorite authors and has made good friends with many of them. She enjoys being on personal basis with them and treasures the relationship they have that enables them to call each other just to shoot the breeze.


Teresa is a fan of and loves anything paranormal or urban fantasy including vampires, wares, fairies, demons and more.  She is also into Nicholas Sparks books and historical romances. She loves to read the works of Johanna Linsay, Lynsay Sands, and Shannon Butcher (who writes wonderful historical and paranormal). Michele Hauf is a favorite of hers along with Kerrilyn Sparks, Katie Macalister, Rachel Caine, Kelly Armstrong, Patricia Briggs and Molly Harper,Cheri Adair, and Madeline Baker/Amanda Ashley to name a few.  This list wouldn't be complete without including some of her best friends Jude Stephens, and Kat Duarte.

Our Interview:

What book changed you after reading it?
Wow, this is a tough question. I have always been an avid reader, however if I had to pick a book I would say it was Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. How did it change you? Well I'm Native American and I grew up knowing that I was Indian, but didn't know who I was. After reading this book I did a lot of soul searching and decided I was going to find out about my heritage and make it my business to try and help the people of my Nation. I'm Tuscarora Indian, I'm Haudenausane (People of The Longhouse) we'll part of the great Iroqouis Confederecy of the Six Nations. Instead of me helping them, they helped me be the person who I am. Our people are thought to tend and care for our elders and our children. We have a saying; It takes a village to raise a child.

If you could pick one genre as your "go to" genre which would it be?

I'm a big Paranormal & Urban Fantasy reader. I kind of put them in to one genre. I was brought up on legends of my people of shape shifters and spirits. I just love anything to do with Vampires and Ware's.

Who would you say has been the most influential person in your life in regards to reading?

My baby sister Tracy, she would lock herself in her room and read Harlequin romances. I was always a tomboy and didn't have time for anything but sports. One day I picked up one of her books and was hooked. LOL

If you could give one piece of advice to children learning to read what would it be?

Have your parents read with you. That way you both get quality time together. Also when you come to a word you don't understand or have problems reading the word, your parents are there to help you out.

How do you feel about book covers? Do you judge a book by its cover?

The covers is what draws my attention.  Then from the cover I look and read the back of the cover at the blurb. If this sounds good I look inside for a prolong and read that. If everything sounds good then I buy the book. I've never gotten a bad book by doing this.

Do you have things in common with Teresa??  Connect with her on Goodreads

Thank you Teresa!! 

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