Welcome to our Writers Wednesday Spotlight! Each week we will be highlighting a different geeky writer we think you might like to check out. For this week’s spotlight, we are excited to introduce you to Theresa Glover!
Her book “Caitlin Kelley- Monster Hunter” was released on Nov 14, 2017!
You can purchase “Caitlin Kelley- Monster Hunter” here.
About Theresa Glover
(in her own words)
Theresa Glover spends her days plumbing the dark depths of the human psyche in search of new, frightening character inspirations from the relative comfort of her digital marketing job in North Carolina. When not writing or gaming, she can be found buried in a book or watching horror movies alone in the dark.
About “Caitlin Kelley- Monster Hunter”…
Who let the dogs out, indeed?!?
All Caitlin Kelley wanted was a chance to relax in New Orleans. Is that too much to ask?
Obviously so. Between the strange man/not man/something she chased through the airport and the monster terrorizing the French Quarter, this vacation is anything but Easy, Big or otherwise. Throw in her wisecracking companion Marty, a shadowy government agency that’s probably either in league with the bad guys or is even worse than the bad guys, and a creature roaming the streets of New Orleans that may or may not be straight out of the pages of Thor, and this novella is jam-packed with action, innuendo, and ass-kicking!
They are the first line of defense against the things that go bump in the night.
They are the keepers of a centuries-old legacy of The Church defending the world against the forces of darkness.
They are a bunch of highly armed rednecks, internet video celebrities, soccer moms, and assorted broken nutjobs.
They are the new Templars, and this one has more issues than National Geographic.
5 Questions with . . . Theresa
- When did you first realize you were interested in becoming an author? What drives you to write?
I don’t know that I had a specific realization. Writing simply is part of who I am and has been for as long as I can remember. From a young age, I loved writing and creating stories. It meant even more when I captivated someone with a story I told. Writing was magic I could do, and it was part of me. There have been times in my life where I didn’t write, but they were short-lived and usually pretty miserable. I’m happier and more me when I write. If I haven’t written for a few days, I get grumpy and listless. That’s motivation enough for me.
- How would you describe your style or genre of writing to a potential fan?
The first thing a potential fan needs to know is that happy endings aren’t a guarantee in my writing, but I will do my best to give you the chills with a side of snark. While I love a little slash-n-splash in my horror movies, in my writing I’d much rather play with the strange, creepy things you find just beneath the veneer of the innocent and benign. The most delightfully horrifying things lurk behind the eyes of the people you encounter every day.
I once had a teacher that urged us to “go for the jugular” when writing, and I’ve found that some of the most powerful, memorable stories do exactly that. Unapologetically. I try to go for what’s real in every story, including the monsters, even if that means that they won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. And even if it means neither of us will sleep at night…
- What are you currently working on? What are you working on next?
I am working on the final edits for A Touch Too Much: Caitlin Kelley Monster Hunter Book 2, which will be available this month from Falstaff Books. (You’ve got time to read the first one before the next one comes out!)
When I finish with that, I will be continuing Caitlin Kelley’s New Orleans adventures in books 3 and 4 (both currently untitled). After that, I’ll start working on a horror novel.
- What existing book do you wish you had written and why?
Ugh, there are so many! I get author/book crushes every time I turn around. Right now, my book envy is focused on The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood which I read last year. This book disturbed me so profoundly on so many levels that I burned through it in one day (despite working a normal schedule that day). When I finished, I obsessed over it for at least an hour, picking it apart to figure out how Atwood did what she did. Months later, it still gives me the chills. Given all the buzz it’s getting – from TV shows to cosplays and protests – she’s definitely crafted a powerful story that resonates widely. That is enviable, and something I’d like to achieve with my work.
- What is one piece of advice you would give to a budding writer?
KEEP WRITING. No matter what anyone says, whether that’s a parent, lover/spouse, friend, writer friend, professor, or the critic in your head, KEEP WRITING. Don’t worry about whether the market for it exists or what the trend will be when you finish, just KEEP WRITING. No matter the obstacles you think you foresee, KEEP WRITING. This isn’t an easy road for anyone, so KEEP WRITING.