[Brief update before Terry’s post: I’ve got a few more Five Photographs posts for June, including mine. 🙂 Then I’ll be wrapping up this guest blog series. I’m also gonna be taking a summer hiatus from blogging. More on that later. In the meantime, enjoy my remaining June posts!]
Terry Spear shares her Five Photographs today. This post is (per the usual type of post you see here) a real assortment of stuff: rainbow teddy bears, Texas bluebonnets, Havanese puppies, and my thoughts on this season’s Game of Thrones and Outlander. *spoiler alert* If you’re not caught up, skip the purple text below]. Welcome, Terry!
Something that represents something unique about you
I’m an award-winning teddy bear artist, Rainbow momma bear and baby bear www.celticbears.com
Something that represents where you live
Wild Bluebonnets of Texas naturalized by the airport
Your pet or plant or thing you care for (besides your human family/friends)
Max (7 mos old) and Tanner (4 mos old) Havanese puppies
Something (not someone) that really frustrates you
Snakes and scorpions in the house
Something that brings you joy (besides writing)
Flowers and photography, picture of the daffodils in full bloom at my home
What’s the elevator pitch for your latest published novel?
HOTTEST OF THE HOT ON THE NAVY SEAL WOLF TEAM
Paul Cunningham has eluded many traps in his long career as a Navy SEAL, but there’s no way out of this one. On a rare visit home, he gets “volunteered” for a local charity bachelor auction, and the community is counting on him. Then he discovers that the sexy she-wolf with the winning ticket is Lori Greypaw-the one woman he could never resist. And she has plans for Paul that go way beyond a simple date. For the first time in his bachelor life, this alpha wolf SEAL is going to have to prove his worth…
What are you working on next?
I just finished writing She-Wolf, the first book where the heroine runs her own pack alone and next up is A Wolf in Billionaire’s Clothing. Then a real change in the world with Jaguar Jingle Bells.
What are you currently reading?
I haven’t had time to read in forever, except for the Rita entries. Too many deadlines, both books and teddy bears.
What are you currently watching (TV shows)?
Outlander, Supernatural, Game of Thrones
I’ve stuck with GoT despite the awful rape scene between Sansa and Ramsay and the stomach turning Shireen sacrifice because, as difficult as scenes like those are to watch, I’m willing to give the storytellers a chance. I’m not saying I’m going to quit watching if the finale disappoints, but one of the things I’m really looking for in GoT’s last episode this season is “Dark Sansa’s” revenge. I haven’t read the books, but my understanding is that the show deviated from GRRM’s novels with Sansa’s story line up in Winterfell. At the end of last season and the beginning of this one, I was really excited to see a new, improved — STRONGER — Sansa emerging. To me, that wedding night scene risks reversing her character’s development. I didn’t like the scene (who would?!) but I’m willing to see if there was a reason for it. If it turns out to be hyperbolic gratuitous sex/violence, then I’ll be a lot less thrilled with the show next season.
For those of you who watch Outlander, you know that the finale on that show was worse than the Sansa/Ramsay scene. I’m not ashamed to say that I fast forwarded through some of it. This is actually a compliment to Tobias Menzies’ acting. He certainly convincingly plays sick and depraved. In any case, it’s interesting to compare and contrast the two shows, which have each showed horrible rape scenes this season, and analyze from a storytelling perspective. In order to justify viewer trauma, there better be a good reason for the traumatic events. With GoT, I’m still waiting to see it…]
Biggest challenge facing writers today?
Deciding whether to indie publish, or hold on and try to get traditionally published.
How can we meet that challenge?
Know what it is that you really want in life. By learning the pros and cons, we make the best informed decisions. For everyone, it will be different.
Now it’s YOUR TURN:
Are you a fan of teddy bears, puppies, daffodils, bluebonnets, and rainbows?
Do you love books about werewolves and shifters?
Do you watch Game of Thrones or Outlander? What do you think of this season’s shows?
Thank you, Terry, for the interview and for sharing your pictures today.