Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tennessee Valley Author Event: Spotlight, Interview and Giveaway: Terry Maggert

With the Tennessee Valley Author Event looming only days away, I'm spotlighting some of the authors from the event! For those of you who can come to the event this is a great way to get to know a little bit about each of the attending authors ... and for those of you too far away to come, this is a chance to discover new authors and new books that just might be right up your alley! And so, without further ado:

Brandi Kennedy: Terry Maggert, welcome to my blog!

Terry Maggert: I'm thrilled to be here!

Brandi Kennedy: Why don't you tell my readers a little bit about yourself?

Terry Maggert: Well, I'm a left-handed aficionado of pie. I hail from Florida (a salt-water beach kid), but live near Nashville now, and I had an extended stopover in Upstate New York. I teach college history and also get paid to professionally break things, or as I like to call it, a handyman. I used to own a restaurant, loved it, and I have a wonderful wife, one enormous son, and a considerable herd of various animals, species unknown.

Brandi Kennedy: We have a lot in common! I'm a Tennessee transplant; from central Florida. Will TNVAE be your first signing event, or are you more of a seasoned pro at this point?

Terry Maggert: This will be my third event. I find the whole aspect of looking behind the curtain at other authors to be invigorating and fun. I love that you can never predict who writes what, and I'm a lifelong book nerd. Who doesn't like talking about books?

Brandi Kennedy: I definitely do. Once I get going about a favorite book, it's hard to shut me up. So tell me, how many titles do you expect to have available by the time of the event?

Terry Maggert: Three titles.

Brandi Kennedy: And will you be bringing both of your titles to the event?

Terry Maggert: Yes!

Brandi Kennedy: I look forward to seeing them. In the meantime, is there a way for fans to contact you, if they wish to order signed copies of books you won't be bringing with you? Or if they won't be able to attend the event but would like to order books anyway?

Terry Maggert: Simply comtact me at TerryMaggertBooks@gmail.com. I'm happy to accommodate every reader!

Brandi Kennedy: And what other forms of social media can readers use to follow you and your writing?

Terry Maggert: Twitter, my blog, and Facebook.

Brandi Kennedy: Your books are available in audio format on audible and iTunes as well. What does that format add to your story?

Terry Maggert: It does. I got lucky for a first time author. My actress, Rebecca Cook, can handle virtually any accent with ease, and there are many in my books. She brought my characters to life in ways that went beyond the page, and I was chilled to hear her interpretation of a couple of voices that are - let's just say not human, and not very pleasant. I drive a lot, and run, so audiobooks are a way for me to take my friends (books) with me.

Brandi Kennedy: That's fascinating! I'm not usually an audiobook fan, but I just may have to check yours out after all. I have to say, I'm really looking forward to meeting you at the Tennessee Valley Author Event, Terry. Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions today.

Terry Maggert: It was a pleasure - you love books, I love books, this was a match made in the library! I'll see you at the next event, and cheers.

Alright, readers, there you have it! Terry Maggert!
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