Exclusive Interview with
Terrence A Reese
When did you start writing?
The day of my grandfather’s funeral.
My shiny black shoes stood behind the line in front of my grandfather’s home. I bent my knees, swung my arm back and then moved it forward slowly. A penny flew from between my fingers. Everyone standing on both sides of the sidewalk watched the penny fly through the air as if in slow motion. It bounced onto the sidewalk and then into the line.
I jumped up and down in celebration!
What makes writing your passion?
I love to make people think.
How long have you been writing?
What was the feeling when you published your first book?
Amazed, I had created something people would enjoy long after I had gone on to glory.
What’s the story behind your choice of characters?
Peoples need to improve their knowledge of the world around them. Women have all the power.
What annoys you the most in pursuing a writing career?
People who have never achieve what I have being in control.
How do you get over the “writer’s block”?
Make Love. Walk to ‘Trader Joe’s and back making everyone smile along the way. Dance.
We all know the writer’s path is never easy, what makes you keep going? What advice would you give to new authors?
I have something to say.
Manage your money properly.
If you could go back in time and talk to your younger self, what would you say?
Every experience is a part of a bigger story.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with the bad ones?
I have never had a bad one.
What is the feeling when you get a good review?
I know people understand what I am trying to say/teach.
Have you ever incorporated something that happened to you in real life into your novels?
Which of your characters you can compare yourself with? Did you base that character on you?
What do you think, the book cover is as important as the story?
Yes. The book cover must be the art that grabs a person’s attention.
Do you connect with your readers? Do you mind having a chat with them or you prefer to express yourself through your writing?
I enjoy the conversation. The questioning, challenging of the words I have written. This can only make me better, more understanding of others.
How do you feel when people appreciate your work or recognize you in public?
Like they understand I am speaking for them. Respected.
Who is your favorite author? Why?
Too many to name.
The top twenty writers of all-time have written at least one story, I have enjoyed.
What’s the dream? Whom would you like to be as big as?
To open people’s mind to what makes sense.
Me! As big as my creativity can take me.
Would you rewrite any of your books? Why?
I didn’t put them out until they were finished.
If you could switch places with any author – who would that be?
None. My experiences create the words I write.
What would you say to the “trolls” on the internet? We all know them – people who like to write awful reviews to books they’ve never read or didn’t like that much, just to annoy the author.
I’m sorry for whatever pain you are in. Please stop wasting time hurting others.
What would you say to your readers?
Share a bit about yourself – where do you live, are you married, do you have kids?
I lived in New York for 22 years as a top Photographer, now I live in Chicago. Never married and have no children.
What is your day job if you have one?
Writer, Exhibitor and Public Speaker.
What are your hobbies? What do you do in your free time?
Playing cards, Shooting Pool, Dancing
Did you have a happy childhood?
Is there a particular experience that made you start writing?
The death of my grandfather.
Do you have unpublished books? What are they about?
The advancement of communication between the sexes.
What do you think should be improved in the education of our children? What do we lack?
The two most important things in society aren’t taught: Intimacy, How to please your partner. How to manage your finances. Parents send their children into the world on hopes and prayers. Then the consequences of their lack of communication walks through the front door and they are speechless.
Truth and Honesty.
If you were allowed 3 wishes – what would they be?
End world hunger
People to be able to Handle the Truth.
What is your favorite music?
Jazz, some 90’s Hip-Hop
Share a secret with us 🙂
My handwriting is terrible.