Monday, July 6, 2015

Meet the Blogger with Terri Tiffany



The spotlight is on Terri Tiffany for this month's Meet the Blogger post. This talented writer was one of my first followers. She's the real deal, a sweet friend who is kind and supportive. Her first novel, The Mulligan, was released earlier this year. 

 
Hi Terri! Tell us, why did you start blogging? How long have you had your current blog?  

Hi everyone! I started blogging way back in 2006. My intention was to meet other writers and bloggers. I remember writing my first post and wondering if and when anyone would respond. It felt like I was shouting in the forest and hoped someone would find me. 



They did find you! I'm glad. :) What is your blog about?  


My blog shares my writing journey as well as my personal journey as I move about the country trying to find where my real home is.  I'm still on the fence with Florida and PA. :)  

Both states have perks, don't they? What benefits have you gained through blogging? 

The biggest benefit is the other bloggers I've met—writers, readers and very good friends.  It also has been a place to practice my writing skills and to teach me about follow-through and social media. 

I agree, and am so glad we met through blogging. What project are you working on right now?

I'm in the end stages of editing a women's fiction novel. I hope to give it to my agent by early fall. 

Congratulations on the work in progress! What might people be surprised to learn about you? 

There really isn't that much I haven't shared over the years! I am a very open person.  I think they might be surprised to learn that I am really a shy person who has to work hard at overcoming certain situations.   

What advice would you share with a newbie blogger? 

Be consistent. Find the niche you want to fill and write what you think will benefit others.

Good advice, Terri! Thanks for stopping by today. :) 

Thanks for having me, Karen!


Connect with Terri              

Blog
Facebook
Terri's Amazon Author Page

More Info on The Mulligan





Do you have any questions for Terri? What might people be surprised to learn about you?

Happy writing,

Karen 



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32 comments :

  1. It's great to meet Terri! Best wishes with your women's fiction novel.

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  2. Thanks Stephen! I love meeting people and especially other bloggers. Thank you Karen for hosting me today!

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  3. Stephen,
    I'm glad you had a chance to meet Terri. Appreciate you stopping by to see us! :)

    Terri,
    It is my pleasure! So glad we could get together like this. :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  4. Great interview. So agree with Terri that consistency is a key to success. I'm impressed with how long she has been blogging.

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  5. I am one of those people that met Terri through blogging. I finally had the blessing to meet her in person this year. She is a wonderful writer and a very sweet person. Her book, The Mulligan, was the first women's fiction my husband read and he loved it!

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  6. How nice to meet Terri. Thanks for the introduction, Karen, and best wishes on your novel, Terri!

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  7. I, too, am blessed to know Terri through blogging over the years. I learn so much from her posts as well as her comments! Her wisdom and compassion shines brightly through her writing.

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  8. Terri is very encouraging! And her tenacity is inspirational! She challenges me to stay consistent and to not give up! I enjoyed The Mulligan very much and look forward to reading her next novel!

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  9. Great to meet Terri. Awesome post, thanks Karen and Terri.

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  10. Thank you for your kind words!

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  11. Karen: Thank you for introducing us to Terri.

    Terri: I look forward to getting to know you better.

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    1. Cecelia,
      I am glad to introduce you to her! :) I know you two will enjoy each others' blogs.
      Blessings,
      Karen

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  12. Natalie,
    I am impressed too! It really takes commitment to stay the course like that. :)

    Lily,
    It's nice to meet you! Terri is such a sweet person, I agree. :) So glad you got to meet her in person!

    Susie,
    You are more than welcome! Terri is a treasure, that's for sure. :)

    Saleslady,
    Terri has been sharing wonderful things for a while, hasn't she? It's good to meet you - thanks so much for coming by! :)

    Lynn,
    I agree, her tenacity is an inspiration. We are blessed indeed to call her a friend! :)

    Kelly,
    I am glad you had a chance to meet Terri. She's a gem! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  13. Hi Terri and Karen! I have a question for Terri. You have been blogging for a really long time, since 2006, but your first novel was published just this year. Did it take a long time to decide to write the novel? Was the desire to write it something that surprised you?

    I am very heartened by authors who have been writing a long time before they try being published. It says to me that it's never too late to start.
    Nice to meet you today :)
    Ceil

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  14. That's been the biggest benefit for me - the amazing people I have met on this journey.

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    1. I agree! Don't know what I would do without my writing friends!

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  15. Ceil,
    Good questions! Looking forward to what Terri has to say. :) I am happy that you two got to meet.:) Maybe someday we can all have our own little blogging convention and meet in person.

    Alex,
    I have to agree with you on that one. The people you meet are the best! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  16. Thank you for that question Ceil. I actually started writing non fiction for years and got published that way first. The Mulligan was my seventh novel. It took that many to learn to write fiction. I also wrote that book in 2011 and it was accepted for publication early in 2013. It takes a while for it to actually be published. I wanted to build up my writing resume before I went after an entire book. :)

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  17. I love Terri, and consider her a true friend. She is loyal, kind, and helpful. I had the honor of meeting her at the Montrose Christian Writers Conference two years ago, and she's as sweet in person as online.

    Thanks for featuring her today, Karen!

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    1. I feel the same way about you Jeanette! Thank you!

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  18. Hi, Terri and Karen :-) Great interview, Karen, and glad to see Terri featured here! I've followed Terri's blog through the years, too, and have been inspired by her journey to publication--and have also read The Mulligan and loved it! Wishing you continued success with your second project, too, Terri :-)

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  19. Terri,
    Good to learn more about you! :)

    Jen,
    I agree, she is a sweet friend! I think it's great that you two got to meet! :)

    Kenda,
    It has been fun following her journey, hasn't it? :) Looking forward to hearing about her next project too.

    Blessings,
    Karen

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  20. Good to meet you, Terri! Off to check out your blog. :) Karen...thanks for the intro!

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  21. Thanks for introducing us to Terri. Now going to check her blog.

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  22. Lisa,
    I am glad you and Terri had a chance to meet! :) I thought you might hit it off!

    Nas,
    You are very welcome. She is a treasure! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  23. Hi Karen & Terri - Great to see Terri here! I've enjoyed her blogs for years and now her book. I'm looking forward to your new novel. Tweeted this post!

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  24. It's wonderful meeting, Terri. I live in Florida, but many times am attracted to New York, where I grew up. I've met amazing bloggers, readers, and writers throughout the years. My blog is about to turn six and I hope to meet many more people and learn new things from them.

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  25. Susan,
    I'm thrilled she came to visit! Maybe someday we can all meet for a cup of tea, right? :)

    Medeia,
    I had forgotten that you lived far from where you grew up. Seems many of us are in that boat, right? :) Glad you got to meet Terri! :)

    Happy writing,
    Karen

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  26. It is wonderful to meet Terri. And many congratulations on her new novel. I'll be over to sign up for her blog and facebook friend her. Learning from other bloggers is the best thing about blogging. I love joining other sites and hearing how other writers are making their way in the publishing field. Thanks for sharing all this with your readers, Karen. Oh and by the way, New Jersey isn't too bad to live in, either.

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  27. Thanks Karen for hosting Terri on your blog, she started blogging in 2006 (like me)... wow, we're almost old school :)

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