Terrie Leigh Relf


Terrie Leigh Relf is a Lifetime Member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association and an active member of the Horror Writers Association. She is the author - and co-author - of over ten books, and appears in several genre anthologies. In addition to being an author, Relf is a copywriter, editor, content provider, and NLP & Hypnotherapy Writing Coach.

Find her work as an editor and author at Alban Lake Publishing and Elektrik Milk Bath Press et al.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
I've been reading since I was five years old. That said, I wish I'd kept track of each and every book I've read, as the titles often elude me. There are so many books on my "favorites" list and for a variety of reasons. I view each book I read as a unique experience - and opportunity - to have an adventure into the mind (and world) of the author.

At the top of my list is Arthur C. Clarke's work. Childhood's End stands out for me, primarily due to its "utopian" promises and the disturbing reality of transformation. Secondly, anything by Ray Bradbury. The Martian Chronicles were mesmerizing and I remember being fascinated by the altered states of consciousness aspect. I originally read Fahrenheit 451 in German class, and while it was a different read than the English version, it made a profound effect on me in terms of free speech, independent thinking, and so forth. Fourthly, anything by Kurt Vonnegut, such as Slaughterhouse-Five (which I also originally read in German). Vonnegut et al expanded my universe and thinking. Fifthly, I would have to say that Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams as I was fixated on learning the meaning to life!

The above books definitely shaped my interest and dedication to the science and speculative fiction genre. There are current ones I've read as well that have made a major impact on me as well, such as Limbus, Inc., Book I, edited by Jonathan Maberry and Brett J. Talley, and Limbus, Inc. Book II, edited by Jonathan Maberry and Joe R. Lansdale.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Kindle ap for my Mac, which works fine. I borrowed a friend's Kindle once, and plan to get one at some point.
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Where to find Terrie Leigh Relf online

Where to buy in print


Networking Tips for Writers: Envisioning Success
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,210. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
This short eBook is about the collaborative process and is intended for writers of all levels and experience. Whether you’re new to the writing scene or are a networking guru, I hope you find something of value within these pages.
Search for a Kinder Muse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,420. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors
This is a collections of ars poetica - or poems about writing. It also contains a few Ekphrasis poems inspired by Marcia Borell's art. In addition to new poems, there are select poems from my first chapbook, Lap Danced by the Muse as well as another out-of-print collection, My Friend, The Poet, and Other Poems About People I Think I Know.

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