Interview with Teresa Joyce

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love the outdoors the company of good friends and a nice bottle of wine. I love animals dogs in particularly and until recently I had one of my own. Sadly she has now passed and in time I will adopt another, being disabled it gets me out of the house and on to my scooter to soak up the world around me
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I live on the internet there are so many eBooks out there many as my own downloaded for free.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, my book "There's a fine line" my journey to conquer my abuse putting that down and to help others do the same.
What is your writing process?
It was a journey into my life so the process was set all I had to do was find the courage to write it.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I moved about as a child after my real father’s death until my mother remarried and that occasion altered my life forever. My influence was then set from the age of seven until I joined the forces to escape the abuse.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing in 2011 after my mothers death with the free will to exorcise my demons without causing her untoward pain or suffering.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My abuse and the journey that I was forced to take.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Recovery for myself and a positive step to help others do the same abuse is a hard thing to conquer on your own. I just wanted to shine a light for them in the right direction.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
This is my first encounter with Smashwords I am just so grateful that I can get my book out there for all to read at zero cost. Smashwords has given me that opportunity.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
What do your fans mean to you?
I guess I’m not looking for fans as such I’m just looking for lost souls to heal.
What are you working on next?
I have no idea maybe a continuation of my life after my abuse because I can now see forward without the need to look back
Who are your favorite authors?
There are so many I am drawn to other authors that write as I do as there is great camaraderie within those pages. An understanding of where I had been along with the knowledge that I was far from alone
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Making a difference.....
Book review Cathy of Crazy bookworm.

My Thoughts: This book is a memoir; unfortunately what this woman had to endure is not a work of fiction. How do you review someones real life? The author of this book is brave, having to relive these horrific memories to tell us her story. The stories told in this book are unbelievable, to think that someone can be so heartless, so manipulative. 'Teresa' had to deal with the devil himself. 'There's a fine line' will take you down a dark road, a road that no one should ever have to travel. The author tells her story in so much detail and emotion that you feel as if you are standing right there with her. While reading the book I couldn't help but get emotional, I got sad, happy but most of all angry, I was angry because of the situation she was forced in and at her stepfather. A lot of people will take something from this book, even people that haven't been in a situation like this. It's hard to think that life can go on after a tragedy or a horrific crime or something else life changing/shattering, but it does and the author is proof of that. It's a giant step that a person has to make to move forward, everyone has their own methods that suit them best, the authors was this book. The rawness and vulnerability is etched into every word. The events that take place in this book are heavy, no doubt, but I think a person could take a great lesson from this book. I am glad I had the opportunity to read 'There's a Fine Line'
My youtube interview with Psychologist Dr Carol Francis
A heart warming story
Heart warming story

The writing of my book was never intended to be the final journey for me; it was a starting block with two proposes in mind. I truly felt that by writing it all down it would be my surest way to my recovery. The other was a feeling deep within my gut that the path I had walked had to have some purpose. Something good had to emerge from the darkness. So I set about trying to utilize that feeling for the good.
At the off I set up this website so that others had somewhere to come to read to remind them that there is light at the end of the tunnel. The other way rattling around in my brain was to somehow let you hear my spoken words. With this in mind I sat down at my computer, and set about the task of finding any radio show/host that would afford me the good grace of an interview (however small the show) Which I am glad to say I have achieved with some success. Some are available here; others are available on the Google search engine in the archives
Whilst making contact by emailing talk shows I sent an email to a particular lady host. It was strange as it took me some time to find her email address, but something told me to keep looking. Once found I emailed her. Within ten minutes I received an urgent reply, and the response was something I could never have hoped or dreamed of. It seemed that her son had tried to kill himself the previous week, after many years within the mental health system. After a few emails back and forth I rang her on her direct line in New York. She told me that morning she felt she could no longer go on, and that my email had arrived just at the point she was ready to give up. It gladdened my heart to think that my book even in its condensed form was still able to reach out to someone in dire need. The message she received was that no matter how hard it gets, there is light at the end of the tunnel you just need to reach out for it. That deep inside of you can find the strength you need or a hand to hold to walk you towards it. I have emailed her a PDF file of my book and hope this will help her further.
Published 2017-04-27.
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Books by This Author

There's a Fine Line
Price: Free! Words: 65,920. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Bibliographies & indices
My book covers more than one issue; it’s a true story that ranges over a period of many years. As my story unfolds you will question just how I am still here today to be able to share my story with you. If there is a god above we have to consider that the devil also exists. If my Stepfather wasn’t him walking among us the conception of a darker soul is unthinkable.