Interview with romantic suspense author Roni Teson

I’m happy
to have romantic suspense author Roni Teson here today. She’s currently doing a
virtual book tour with Write Now Literary for her novel Twist.
Bio:
Growing up
in Southern California, I developed a love for the ocean and all things
coastal. I lived inland for a few years in Atlanta, Phoenix, and Denver, only
to be lured home by the sound of crashing waves and colorful sunsets.
I wrote Heaven or Hell,
my first novel, during my treatment for stage IV cancer. The day after the
final edit of this book, the doctor told me that I was in remission. I believe
writing was a critical part of my recovery, and now it’s integral to my life.
I’m lucky.
I have a passion that keeps me awake at night, friends who have been in my life
for decades, family that supports my craziness, a home on the beach, many more
novels in my head, and a body that is healed. I am forever grateful.
Welcome, Roni. Please tell us about
your current release, Twist.
Beatrice
Malcolm’s first experience with a boy is caught on a security camera. The
footage is used by the FBI in a very public way to flush out her fugitive
father who is on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. Beatrice has no idea the reason
he’s wanted has to everything to do with her this is only the beginning. The
twist keep coming through to the very last page, but don’t peak, you’ll spoil
the ending.
What inspired you to write this book?
The idea for Twist
came from the writer’s retreat (my word because I love my new place) I moved into
in November 2013. I live on the beach. Right outside my window is the letter
“B” attached to the light pool. This designates the area that lifeguards drive
onto the sand. I also live in unit “B.” I moved in and decided that I’d get a
dog and name her Bea. Instead, the very next day I started writing Twist, which
is about Bea (no dog, yet).
What exciting story are you working on
next?
I’m working
on The Bishop Girls, a contemporary fiction novel about Molly
Bishop’s who’s sister dies. Family secrets are revealed one after another, Molly
soon discovers her entire life is a lie and she might be more like her
con-artist relatives than she suspects.
When did you first consider yourself a
writer?
In 2010
when I finished my first novel and realized I could write.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
I do not
write full time. I wake up every day at 4am and write until 7am. When I do not
travel I am fortunate enough to work from home. I work in business-to-business
sales in an industry I’ve been in for 25 years. I manage clients and acquire
clients for my organization.
What would you say is your interesting
writing quirk?
I read
everything out loud when I’m close to completion. Then rewrite and read out
loud again and again. My neighbors hear me!
As a child, what did you want to be
when you grew up?
I wanted to
do something creative, but I didn’t no for sure what. I learned how to play the
guitar. I write songs. Over the last four years writing novels has become my
obsession. I also come from a creative family. My mother and brother are
artists, my sister is a writer, my father is an entrepreneur.
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
My passion
to write came out of a stage IV cancer diagnosis. If there is something you
always wanted to do or try in your life don’t wait. Start now and know that
it’s never too late.
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Thank you, Roni – you’re quite an
inspiration!


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