Interview of Author Terri-Lynne Smiles

Excerpt of Annabell Cadiz’s interview of Terri-Lynne Smiles. See the full interview at TeAmNeRd ReViEws.

Author Terri-Lynne Smiles stops by TeamNerd to discuss her novel,Foreseen, and what makes her such a big nerd! She opens up about why she loves to read, why she chose to jump into the science fiction genre to write her debut novel and how she would survive if zombies took over.

Annabell: At TeamNerd, we’re all about nerd power and book lovin *hehe* What attributes do you have that makes defines you as a nerd?
Terri-Lynne Smiles: You want my nerd resume? Aside from a reasonably high IQ and knowing every episode of every Star Trek series, I also own theHitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy BBC radio series (which I highly recommend), have played all Legend of Zelda games, can speak in front of a group of 500 but fall on my face trying to talk to a gathering of four, and dressed my son as Luke Skywalker before Star Wars was re-released in 1997.  I could go on, but you get the idea.
Annabell: What are some quirky things you like to collect (i.e. office supplies, stamps, rocks)?
Terri-Lynne Smiles: Odd items seem to find me.  A red Swingline stapler, a rock with a photo of a tennis shoe glued on it (a variation of which makes an appearance in Foreseen), miniature Easter Island heads, a four- inch light-up plastic rocket ship with a frog floating inside, a fish rubbing, a dragon, a sword, and a picture of Spock.  And that’s just in the tiny space behind my desk!
Annabell: Why do you love to read?
Terri-Lynne Smiles: My father was a college professor and my mother started out as a high school English teacher.  Our house was always filled with books and everybody read constantly.  I learned to read as my older brother did, and never stopped.  To me, fiction is a natural way to learn new ideas and explore their consequences.
Read the rest of the interview at TeAmNeRd ReViEwS
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