New York Times bestseller Teresa Medeiros wrote her first novel at the age of twenty-one, introducing readers to one of the most beloved and versatile voices in romance and women’s fiction. She has appeared on every national bestseller list, including the New York Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly lists. She currently has over ten million books in print and is published in over seventeen languages. And did we mention she’s a total doll?
A little about GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART:
Teresa’s newest release is the mass market paperback of GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART, complete with Bonus Epilogue. Can a couple who meet (and tweet) by chance find the love of a lifetime? In the tradition of You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle, two lonely people discover it doesn’t take a status update or 140 characters to find true love–just three little words.
Without further ado, we give you Teresa!
When the Debs first invited me to blog about “Where I Write,” my first thought was that a more appropriate title might be “Where People Think I Write.” When we went house hunting a few years ago, I deliberately chose a house with a spacious formal dining room and living room I could commandeer and rename the “Teresa Medeiros Complex.” I chose every stick of furnishing and accessory with loving care, determined to surround myself with all the whimsical things that inspired me—a piano, a leather fainting couch, floor to ceiling bookshelves, hand-painted French Provincial furniture, a knight in shining armor and (of course) a talking Jack Sparrow doll who could sidle up to me and mumble sweet nothings in my ear whenever I was lonely. (You can take my complete Office Tour HERE.) After I was done decorating, I realized my office looked like the fairy tale abode of a slightly demented eleven-year-old princess who fancied Barbies and Russell Crowe.
Unfortunately, I included one other element when I was in my decorating frenzy—the internet. What I quickly discovered was that I can’t possibly write when within five hundred feet of a live internet connection. How can I plot complicated character arcs when The Daily Mail has the latest pic of that darling Prince Harry handling the…um…crown jewels? How can I pen that wrenching scene where my hero lets my heroine go for her own good when there’s a new video of a dancing cat wearing a little Mexican sombrero drifting across my Facebook feed? And how can I possibly write 2000 words on the Next Great American Novel when there are readers on Twitter hungering to hear my brilliant and witty 140-character observation about the latest episode of “Toddlers and Tiaras?”
So…when I want to leave all of the mundane minutiae (and Prince Harry) behind, I disable the internet connection on my laptop, creep up the stairs and huddle at the little Amish-crafted desk in the corner of my bedroom.
I was able to make an exception for Goodnight Tweetheart, which came out in mass market paperback last week with a special Bonus Epilogue. Since Tweetheart is a contemporary romance about two people who meet (and fall in love) on Twitter, I was inspired to write most of the book while sitting at my local Starbucks. That turned out to be a magical experience all its own because while I was sitting there sipping my warm latte and nibbling on my Reduced Fat Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake, it was almost as if I became my heroine Abby and I was actually tweeting with Mark.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go. The dancing cat in the Mexican sombrero is calling!
Find GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART at Amazon.com or at your local bookstore!
Thanks for being here, Teresa! May GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART continue to delight new readers!
Teresa has offered to send a copy of GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART to one of our lucky commenters (U.S. mailing addresses only)! For a chance to win GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART, leave a comment below! Bonus points for confessing your most tempting internet distraction…