But she soon realized that to come up with any plausible personal entries for poor Marie she needed to know a little something about the woman. Research was required. After all, Teresa sincerely wanted to pass the class. Nowadays, she finds that knowing as much as she can about her characters is more fun than it is work.
She is the author of 20 books, four of them historicals for which she had to do research. She s happy to say laziness played no part in the creative process and no brain cells were harmed in the writing of those books.
She has no pets as her husband is allergic to anything with fur. Preserving her marriage seemed more expedient to her than having a critter curl up by her desk as she writes.
She was conceived in New Jersey, born in Southern California, and got to Texas as quickly as she could, where she s hard at work on a series for Silhouette Romance called Destiny, Texas. Never at a loss for inspiration or access to the male point of view, she s surrounded by men including her heroic, albeit allergy-prone, husband and two handsome sons.
Books by Teresa Southwick
A Chance for the Rancher/Daughter on His Doorstep/For the Twins' Sake/Her Homecoming Wish/The Bartender's Secret
Maverick Holiday Magic/A Wyoming Christmas to Remember/Their Unexpected Christmas Gift/A Down-Home Savannah Christmas/The Scrooge of Loon Lake/
The Maverick's Secret Baby/A Husband She Couldn't Forget/Bridesmaid for Hire/Their Yuletide Pact/What Makes a Father/A Man of His Word