After award winning, multi-published author Terri Reed discovered reading at an early age, she vowed that she would one day write a book. Since that time, she’s certainly made good on her promise. Terri’s romance and romantic suspense novels have appeared in the Publisher’s Weekly Top 25 and Nielsen’s Bookscan Top 100, and been featured in USA Today, Christian Fiction Magazine, and Romantic Times Magazine. As well, her books have finaled in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA contest, the National Reader’s Choice Award contest, and the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Awards contest.
Terri lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children.
When did you start on your writing journey?
I discovered the joy of reading when I was in fifth grade. Before that I was too busy to sit down and concentrate on a book but I was sick and my grandmother gave me a book, I believe it was a Nancy Drew or maybe the Bobbsey Twins, anyway, from that moment on I was hooked. I grew to be an avid reader. By the time I was in junior high I was telling my family I would become a writer. It took me until I was in my late twenties to pursue that dream and I’m so glad I finally did. I love my job.
Just as all good novels include a plot twist, the Author and Creator of our lives often writes in a twist that blesses us more than our original plan. Have you ever experienced such a “Divine Detour”?
Yes. My husband and I had lived in several places around the country. We moved to Oregon, intending to only stay for the summer before heading to LA. That was the plan. But God had other plans. We found out we were expecting so we never moved. We stayed in Oregon and built a life we hadn’t anticipated but I’m so grateful for this divine detour.