Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I'm Teri Anne Stanley, and I write contemporary romance that's sassy, sexy, and funny. I started writing a few years ago when I had knitter's elbow (some more active type people might call it tennis elbow!) so bad that I couldn't do my beloved fiber art type stuff, and writing took over my spare time!
I've published four books so far with Entangled Publishing, and have several more to come.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My most recent release is A Shot with You, which is the second of the Bourbon Brothers stories. They're all stand alone books, though!
It's about a guy who's family owns a bourbon distillery who meets a woman who's father owns a tequila distillery, and they cook up a plan to enhance both families' businesses–needless to say, hijinks ensue!
I was inspired by a trip my husband and I took for our twenty-fifth anniversary to Puerto Vallarta, where we visited a tequileria…wow!
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Like do I write in my underwear in the driveway at midnight?
Not really. I'm a terrible procrastinator, though. Like, right now I'm supposed to be finishing up a manuscript to send to my editor and I'm doing this interview instead…
You'd never know I LOVE seeing words turn into stories by the way I complain about opening that word processor program!
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I've been reading romance since I developed hormones–my favorite author "back in the day" was Jude Deveraux. Then I added Jane Ann Krentz, and her various incarnations, and of course, La Nora!
Suzanne Brockmann is my go-to author–I love her Navy Seals, and I love her attitude about love being love, no matter the size, shape, race, or gender of the characters.
What are you working on now?
I'm in the middle of about three things…I'm about to start editing the third of my Bourbon Brothers stories, adding the last few lines to my second Accidentally in Love story, and starting a new project for Sourcebooks that has former military heroes who will work with service animals.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I share a lot on Facebook. And read alot of other people's shares!
My most recent blog tour was with Tasty Tours.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Take as many classes as you can, online or in person. Connect with other writers. Even if it's just to have someone to commiserate with, other writers are AWESOME!
And last but not least: Just keep writing!
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Remain teachable. Don't think that you know how to do everything.
There is always more than one way to achieve your goals, and everyone's process is different.
What are you reading now?
The Reluctant Cowboy, by Kate Pearce
It's about a guy who comes back to the ranch where he grew up and meets a woman who doesn't let him avoid his demons…
What’s next for you as a writer?
The single-title series that I'm doing for Sourcebooks is about to consume me–an of course, thinking up the next story!
What is your favorite book of all time?
That is SO not a fair question.
My favorite ROMANCE is Over the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann. Not sure why, but that hero, Stan, just does it for me.
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