Yes, here’s another in the Inspirational person series!
this time it’s the turn of Teresa Geering, affectionately known as Tee Gee. I’ve known her since I was the resident clairvoyant down at Celestial Star in Ashford. It’s sadly closed now, but the friendships live on!
anyway, here’s her fun interview, please check her out (links at the bottom of the article)
Tell everyone a bit about you:
Hello Cheryl and thank you for this opportunity to be interviewed. I don’t consider myself to be inspirational though, by any stretch of the imagination but here goes.
If ever you need a complete nutter who enjoys every moment of life, then you’ve come to the right person. I can often be found sitting in my writing cave, penning mighty tomes as I watch the wildlife scatter by.
My favourite is my squirrel Cyril, even though he pushes me to the limits of distraction by burying his nuts in my flower tubs. He just loves to dig holes in the garden, again to bury nuts, but also as silent traps for me to fall down. He sits on the fence watching me, awaiting his entertainment and all I hear is his chattering laughter. When he gets bored, he chases the magpies around my garden, as they dunk stolen pieces of hard bread from a neighbours’ garden into the water bowl. It’s not unusual to see fur and feathers, but the chattering and squawking doesn’t rest very easy on the ears.
That’s enough about Cyril and his antics though as this is supposed to be about me. I have written and had published, six books to date. Actually, it’s eight because Soulfate is three books in one which was my editors’ idea. I also have two works in progress. One is the prequel to Soulfate the fantasy trilogy, which if I’m honest, is testing me to the limit as I didn’t intend to write a further book in the series. However, this one has become much darker and more sinister than Soulfate. My second work in progress, is a modern-day crime story about a police assassin.
My blog and I, haven’t talked for nearly a year and it’s one of my ‘must do’ as soon as time permits.
Your vision for the future?
My vision for the future is to finish both books this year and hopefully start blogging again, which has always been fun and my victim’s cave was very popular. I had to make a graph of participants eventually, as there were so many queuing up. It reminds me of the Morecambe and Wise Show that used to feature various TV stars. If you appeared on the show then you were more or less guaranteed your career would take off! (Or not!)
How did you get where you are today?
Sheer bloody hard graft, with a good dollop of blood sweat and tears, if I’m honest. There are gazillions of writers out there, all vying for attention, and if you don’t keep up, you drop by the wayside. Since 2010 I’ve had to constantly promote my name and work, and it is a thankless task at times, as any author will tell you. However, it can also be fun because you meet so many lovely people online from all over the world. I’ve had my fair share of trolls as well, but that’s all par for the course, and I’ve got a nifty delete finger poised and waiting to go into action.
I would say a combination of the following:
I’m open-minded, dependable, loyal, and honest. Oh, and efficient.
Who inspires you?
I would say anyone who fights off those horrible diseases, with those horrendous treatments, then finally get to ring that motivational hospital bell when they get the all clear. Also, anyone with incurable health issues that get out and make the best of their lives. Those people certainly inspire me.
What inspires you?
Easy peasy. Anything with a percentage!!
OR – my garden, as I watch it changing through the seasons. The tiny little seed that I planted at the beginning of the winter slumbering season, suddenlysends a shoot through the earth and turns into a beautiful flower or vegetable come the warmer months. I have always marvelled at nature and all it has to offer.
What advice can you give others?
Hm. I’m not sure I’m qualified to give advice but how about this,
Enjoy a good bottle of red wine from time to time, if that’s your thing.
Be as disgraceful as you can be as the years move on. (We only get one crack in this lifetime)
When the time comes, skid into the next world butt naked (you might want to iron your skin first) with a bottle of Merlot in one hand, and your clothes in the other, shouting for all to hear … “Well that was one hell of a ride!”
OR in the immortal words of the wonderful Spike Milligan, “I told you I was ill”
What gives you joy?
My family as I watch them from the side lines, whenthey overcome adversity through their mutual love. Oh,and our huge family roasts which I rarely manage to finish.
I have several actually …
Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers – Alfred Lord Tennyson
Education is wasted on the young - Oscar Wilde
The most important thing in life is to stop saying I wish and to start saying I will – Charles Dickens.
Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised, for sins committed in previous lives – James Joyce
I have always love writing and apart from the eightbooks published, I have written many short stories and poems. I get inspiration from everyday occurrences in life. Something will just trigger a thought, and I’m starting to write.
If you wish to view my books it may be worth your while popping over to my Amazon page where all my books – fantasy, crime, blood and murder, and light heartedromance comedy are listed.
Amazon page https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B00J7HGF4W
Author Teresa Geering blog (One of my favourites)https://tgeering.blogspot.com/2017/01/tee-hits-hollywood-with-louis-herthum.html