After being a voracious reader all of her life and a writer for most of it, Terri found romance novels (again) when she read Julie Garwood's The Prize in 1991. Then in late 1994 she began writing romance fiction. Her first novel, Secrets in the Game, remains hidden under her bed waiting for a good time to make an appearance. However, it's her second novel, A Love Through Time, that was her debut in November 1998 from Jove Time Passages.
Featured in the New York Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Camden Courier-Post, Terri appeared on NBC's The Today Show in May 2002 and appeared on cable's Lifetime network's Our Home Show in the spring of 1997. Her fifth book, The Dumont Bride, was a Harlequin Historical release in November 2002.
In real life, Terri is a wife and a mom of three boys and lives in southern New Jersey. During her years as a registered dental hygienist, she also served as editor of several professional newsletters and journals. Serving as president of the New Jersey Romance Writers for 2002 and 2003, Terri is also a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington D.C. and the Valley Forge local chapters as well as the Beau Monde special interest chapter and Novelists, Inc. She's also one of the organizers of the ToBeez (aka the Rising Stars of Romance), an email loop/support network for authors who have sold their first book and are yet-to-be-published.
To contact her, send an SASE to: P.O. Box 41, Berlin, NJ 08009-0041 or email her at email@example.com.
Bestselling Harlequin author Joanne Rock writes sexy contemporary romances and medieval historicals that have been reprinted in 22 countries and translated into 16 languages. A Golden Heart winner and RITA nominated author, Joanne has been recognized with numerous writing awards including a Blue Boa, a Beacon and a Romantic Times W.I.S.H. Award. A former college teacher and public relations coordinator, she has a master's in English from the University of Louisville and started writing when she became a stay-at-home mom, deceiving herself that she'd have more time. 20 books and three kids later, she lives with her husband and sons in the Adirondacks, committed to mass chaos and happily-ever-afters. Visit Joanne at: http://joannerock.com.
As the author of books on embroidery design, the progression in 1994 from fact to fiction was perhaps less daunting for Juliet than it might have been for a complete beginner. But in many ways, the requirements are similar: a strong imagination and sense of design; an eye for detail; a love of color, scenery, and research; and a willingness to share inner thoughts and feelings with readers. Dedication is also useful to Juliet, living in the country, as the temptation to spend time picnicking and sightseeing instead of writing is sometimes very strong.
In everyday life, Juliet is professional embroiderer and lecturer Jan Messent, whose two disciplines go perfectly hand in hand. When she's not doing one, she's doing the other, often both on the same day. There's no such thing as spare time, as stories develop in her mind while stitches form on the fabric, and the one that wins depends on urgency and inclination. Deadlines, to you and me. But the research needed for both subjects also merges, as Juliet's novels are almost all set in the medieval period, usually the 1350's, and Jan's embroidery is based on Anglo-Saxon textiles. As you might imagine, her library is large.
But how did it start? Like every story, with the research. Delving into early local history, Juliet discovered all kinds of events that she had not learned about at school, but which would have made history lessons far more appealing if she had. The characters and situations were all there: their lives just as complicated (and far more dangerous) as ours and just as colorful, their loves and hates just as great. And because most of the laws and codes of social behavior were different from ours, the possibilities for good, involved story lines were plentiful.
As a Yorkshirewoman, Juliet used her knowledge of early medieval embroidery and the city of York as the basis of her first historical romance, The Golden Lure, (1994) and she thought that this mixture worked well. Her second novel, A Knight in Waiting, (1995) was nominated by Harlequin Mills & Boon for the Romantic Fiction Writer's Award, which was a great honor. Now Juliet has at least another hundred ideas waiting to be released in the future.
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