Terri Whitmire is an inspirational author who resides in Marietta, Georgia. She is originally from Waterbury, Connecticut. Terri earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science at the historic North Carolina A&T State University. She went on to work as an analyst in a classified government position that required an extended background clearance much like her main character. In October of 2011 her first novel, Breathe for Me, was released. She and her husband of eighteen years have three beautiful children. Terri is the founder of The Writer’s Tablet foundation which teaches creative writing and character building classes to school-aged children
Who are your favorite authors?
Believe it or not when I was in elementary school, I loved The Hardy Boys and The Nancy Drew mysteries. In high school, I can remember reading Sydney Sheldon's steamy novels. As an adult, my favorite authors are Alice Walker, Terry Blackstone, Barbara Kingsolver, and Iyanla Vanzant. I love reading fiction novels that teach me about different cultures, races, and ethnicities, Unfortunately I have a short attention span, (lol) so the book has to be a page turner with lots of twists. This is the style I like to emulate.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have a husband and three children who count on me to be there everyday. I am so thankful to God for each day He gives me to spend with them. Before I lift my head from the pillow, my mind has already formulated a to-do list. If you're a busy mom, you'll understand how much we must accomplish each day. Yes we make it looks effortless but it is certainly challenging. After God, my family comes next. I start my day with a prayer of thanks, prepare my children for school, then it's right to my computer for another day or writing, responding to my readers, promoting, scheduling... and the list goes on.
Tara Stallings is so close—close to turning it all around. The amber rays of Asheville, North Carolina welcome her back home to where it all began, but suffocating memories hover in the air and hard-fought progress threatens to slip away.