One of my daughters has discovered in herself a talent and passion for Tri-Athlete competitions. She's a hella swimmer, runner, and biker and she trains with Spartan discipline. So even though she's a relative beginner to the world of Tri racing, she's made a showing in some big races. My husband and I get so excited by these accomplishments that we don't even notice exactly where in the winner lineup she ranks, only that indeed the world has validated what we know: our littl
Hey! I'm in the running as a finalist in the annual ebook competition run by EPIC, Electronic Publishing Internet Coalition. Not sure where this will go, but definitely better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick! Publishing The Old Inn at Punta de Sangre electronically has been quite an adventure. It's a big, wide, seemingly infinite world out there without a traditional publisher holding your hand. But drop by drop, readership accumulates. Need a cozy little mystery to
My sister, to whom The Old Inn at Punta de Sangre is dedicated, and I went on a unique "book tour" around Pigeon Point, where some scenes in my novel take place. The lighthouse stands stark and rust-stained on a promontory of the treacherous San Mateo County coast. In the elongated shadow of the tower, we frolicked in the cove where whalers used to flense their prey. We watched rollers break along the deep curve of coast that used to lure navigators in the fog toward false op
A fan who had just finished reading The Old Inn at Punta de Sangre asked me, "Theresa, how do you know all these things...the waves, and the tide pools, and getting caught like that?" (She was referring to some of the adventures of my protagonist, Sara.) This turned out to be a fun question to answer. Writers, in one way or another, ALWAYS draw on what they know, even if they are portraying a space hero trapped in Dimension Five. Some door deep in the folds and synapses of th
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