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.
So this is where people think I write:
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!
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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…
16 Replies to “The Debutante Ball Welcomes Teresa Medeiros!”
Oooh, love your writing space, Teresa. Both of them. And GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART sounds like a great read! 🙂
I don’t think past Debs qualify for the prize, but I’ll tell you my most tempting internet distraction (aside from all the usual social media suspects) anyway: Cricklers. It’s a word game–kind of like a crossword puzzle with only the “acrosses.” It’s how I warm my brain up in the morning before diving into writing.
I love the premise of this book, Teresa. And anyone who writes with Teletubbies watching over them is definitely a genius! Thanks for sharing your story and your space!
Is it any wonder you have a fairy tale office, Teresa? I loved this post–and Goodnight Tweetheart! Very jealous of the lucky winner who will get to read it for the first time!
By far FaceBook is the most distracting thing ever! I am hopelessly addicted to it. BUT, I have made several very good friends there and we talk every day. Hmmm, maybe internet chatting is more distracting.
Ack! The teletubbies have got to be the most frightening product of modern television, and that’s saying something! You are brave! I suffer from the same internet distractions but have much less will power, I fear. And, sadly, as a Deb I am not eligible to win the book. Thanks so much for guesting here with us today. : )
HI Teresa! As a person whose internet distraction is TOTALLY Twitter, GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART sounds like it’s right up my alley. Thanks for dancing with the new class of Debs this week and starting off their year with a bang (or would that be a Tweet?).
Ooh, I loved You’ve Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle, so it sounds like I should read Tweetheart.
My computer distraction is Photoshop and using Mixbook or Shutterfly or iPhoto books and great pics of the grandson to make great albums. It’s better than scrap booking because I don’t need glue!
I’m new to the Deb Ball blog and looking forward to reading the new Debs books and finding a few more gems in these interviews.
I read the kindle sample. Now I can’t wait to read the book.
I have set up so many writing spaces but I never seem to write in any of them.
My favorite internet distraction is the blogs I’ve listed on my cyber space cronies roll on my blog.
I signed on to FB less than a year ago. I know I’m wayyy behind. However, as time goes on, I spend more & more time on it, going onto blogs and reading & responding. I love to read & have so many books piled up, but sometimes, if I work a full day & can’t get on FB, I end up being on for 2 hrs before bed & have no time left to read!
This sounds like such a great book!! I love Twitter, and think the concept is stellar. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!
Also, thank you so much for joining us here at the Ball. It’s an honor to have you here.
I think this book sounds fun!! I love current stories I can relate to.
The internet is SUCH a distraction. Sigh. Although in the sometimes isolating life of a writer, Twitter is sort of like my water cooler, you know?
Thanks for stopping by the ball! So glad to have you :).
I already have GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART and enjoyed it so much that I’ve reread it many times. If I win this copy, I’ll donate it to the library of the college where I teach. Spread the love, right? 🙂
this sounds like a great read!!
This sounds like an adorable book! Congrats on your success. My internet guilt is reading all the wonderful author blogs (like this one). I get soooooo distracted!
Hi, i must say fantastic site you have, i stumbled across it in Google. Does you get much traffic?
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