About Teena Stewart:
Teena Stewart is an author, artist, and ministry leader. In addition to The Treasure Seeker, recent book credits include Mothers & Daughters: Mending a Strained Relationship and Brave New Century.
What inspires you to write?
Sometimes the people I meet. Sometimes situations.
Tell us about your writing process.
I start with a seed of an idea. Then I write a proposal paragraph. Then I outline. Then I flesh out the outline into paragraphs. Then I build onto those to make chapters.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
No. But as I learn more about my characters they help determine what will happen.
What advice would you give other writers?
It’s a lot like farming. If you work your field every day, planting, watering and weeding you will eventually get a crop.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Most of my books are traditionally published. The one that isn’t is because my agent had a conflict of interest with someone who had a similar idea so she couldn’t represent me.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
More and more people will self publish and more people will switch to electronic books. Writers need to write a quality product to be able to compete with the masses of published books out there.
What do you use?: Co-writer, Professional Editor
What genres do you write?: christian romance, christian historical romance, christian non-fiction, christian living
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print