Thursday, August 26, 2010

Bears from a Werewolf Writer!

Here's what it's like to wake up as a werewolf writer:

First, I wake up with a bang! And Finn is hauling Meara to the carpeted floor in a panic. :) It's serious, sexy, and humorous...because of what he's wearing...or...not wearing. I love it when a scene just comes to me like that! SEALs can be so yummy. :)

And truly, that's often how it happens. I could have stayed up all night trying to come up with the ending hook on my first chapter, but I didn't need to. I just needed for the characters to show me what was going to happen next. With a bang! :) That's coming in The Wolf and the SEAL.

Here's a nice review of Seduced by the Wolf:
http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com/2010/08/arc-review-seduced-by-wolf-mass-market.html

And!!! I got another bear order!!! This one is for a McDonald Celtic Clan Bear!

I worked on Montgomery Clan bear last night. Just need to finish him up, and then still need to embroider his paws and need to make his bonnet and sash.

The McDonald Celtic Clan bear is for a brand new grandson born on the 20th, whose father is in Afghanistan. So please say some prayers for his father while he serves our country.



Here is the Campbell Clan bear getting ready for his trip to South Africa! Thanks, Ann!

And here is the confetti bear playing with a purple lei before her trip to South Africa also! Thanks, Sharon!

Each bear has its own unique personality, just like characters in books, and they were excited to be on their way to their new homes. :)

On one of my blog tour posts, a commenter said something about a werewolf writer makes teddy bears? Sure, why not! One of these days, I'll make a wolf bear. :)

But I'm anxious to get back to working on Finn and his dilemma as Meara is squirming to get out from under him. Don't you just love writing stories?

Also, if you have some books at Amazon, this is a neat tracker to see how sales are doing all over the world:

http://www.novelrank.com/track.php

I'm here also today with a free book giveaway:
http://www.fang-tasticbooks.blogspot.com/

And another giveaway, this one at Deb's Book Blog:
http://debsbookbag.blogspot.com/

And another great review, this one from a "fellow" librarian! http://bibliophile2

Yesterday, I posted this on Redroom for Authors and had 360 views! Sometimes a picture truly is worth a 1,000 words. As a retired Army officer, this just tickled me and I had to get a picture of it:


You know, I couldn't have made up anything funnier if I'd tried. Every time I drive by this sign, I've wanted to get a picture, and in fact have tried, but never had a camera that could take a clear shot.

And Deb Werksman, my editor at Sourcebooks is taking pitches!
http://casablancaauthors.blogspot.com/2010/08/practice-your-pitching.html


I may have a new deal in the works there too!


Have a terrific Thursday, keep thinking great wolfish thoughts, and give your loved ones a bear hug for me!

Terry
"Giving new meaning to the term alpha male."
www.terryspear.com

11 comments:

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Off to work to move our library some more...argh! Have a super day!

Dawn Marie Hamilton said...

Your bears are adorable, Terry. And your wolves are sexy as sin. :)

Lee Lopez said...

The bears are adorable, and the sign made me smile

Mona Risk said...

Terry, I love the bears. Hmm, I really love your wolves. I wish I had something long enough to pitch to Deb. But I encourage every one to pitch. She is so nice.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks so much, Dawn!!! I'm thrilled you love them!

Hi, Lee, it always does me too!

Mona, thanks so much!!! Maybe you'll have something longer next time!!! :)

Paisley Kirkpatrick said...

Love the bears, Terry. What a cute idea - my last name means bear in Italian so they always have a soft spot in my heart. :)

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Ah, thanks, Paisley! Then you need a bear with your name on it! :) They're a lot of fun to make!

Jill James said...

Terry, your bears are delightful. They are so cute. You are working hard to get yourself out there, appearing everywhere. Good job!!

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks, Jill!! This blog tour has been really intense. I'll have another in Nov/Dec for the Dec release, but I'll definitely need a break!!! :)

Joanne said...

How fun, Terry. You always have the most interesting posts. And your bear pictures are too cute.

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks so much, Joanne! I have so many bear stories--one lady wanted to know where I buy their heads.

"I make them," I said.

"But no," she insisted, "where do you buy their heads?"

Hmmmm, "I make them from scratch," I said.

I think she believed I didn't want to give her my bear head source. So here's the truth. If you want to buy a bear head, just the bear head, mind you, you can get it from Wilde & Woolly Bears, teddy bear artist, Terry Spear. She supplies them to me.

Oh, and she wasn't the only one who asked me that. I had a call from NY from a buyer who wanted to know about buying my bear parts.

"I sell the bears whole," I said.

So I guess he wanted bear heads, bodies, legs and arms in pieces. Okay, I can do that. I mean, my bear supplier can do that. Just contact Wilde & Woolly Bears, teddy bear artist, Terry Spear. LOL

:)