About Tera Lyn Cortez:
Hello! In addition to being an indie author, Tera Lyn Cortez is a wife, mother to five and a voracious reader. She is also a lover of coffee, the ocean and all things chocolate. She makes her home in the lovely Pacific Northwest with her family, although she admits to being consumed with Wanderlust. Life as a writer allows her to indulge in traveling both our world and those that live only in our imagination when she can't leave her office, and she is so thankful for that!
What inspires you to write?
Life. Writing is my passion. It gives me an outlet for any emotion I might be feeling.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
I love everything by Shannon Mayer & K.F. Breene. I don't feel like I get to read nearly enough now that I am writing my own books, but I still squeeze time in whenever I can.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm a total pantser. If I write anything down it is barely the overall gist of the series. Everything else just comes as it flows. I do keep notes on characters and my world as I build the story.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
A little of both. I spend a good amount of time putting myself into their shoes and trying to decide what I would do "if."
What advice would you give other writers?
Keep going. Do the research. I entered this journey on a wing and a prayer, learning as I go along. It made some things harder, but I think in some ways it was the best thing for me. Whatever your path, "be uniquely and unapologetically you."
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I chose self-publishing because it gave m total control over my future. I think I'd like to have a traditionally published book some day, just to say that I did, but for now I enjoy where I am at.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it is an ever-changing field and we are just along for the ride.
What genres do you write?: Urban fantasy & women's fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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