As part of our countdown to Readers & ‘ritas 2017, our
Author interview series helps you get to know the authors joining us in
Texas on November 10-12. Read on to get acquainted with USA Today
bestselling author Teri Riggs, and purchase your tickets to meet her in person at Readers &
What book made you fall in love with the genre you write?
I love all romantic suspense books, and the only good thing about being an
insomniac is I can usually read a book a day. I love so many authors who
write in the genre. JD Robb, Linda Howard, Cynthia Eden, and Lisa Jackson
are just a few. I’ve been reading for so long, I’m not really sure which
book sealed the deal for me.
If a movie were made of your most recent book, who would you cast in
the lead and why?
My newest release is FOREVER PARADISE. It’s the
third book in my Heaven’s Beach Love Stories series. I could see
Scott Eastwood playing Sheriff Zachariah Simmons. He’s tall, handsome, and
sexy. If I’d written the book twenty-five years ago, I’d have picked his
father, Clint Eastwood, as my hero.
What was the first story you ever wrote?
The first book I ever wrote was Stalking Tessa. It’s buried deep in
cyberspace somewhere, and I will probably never release it. My first
published book is THE EYES DIE LAST.
If you could change the ending to any famous book, TV show, or
movie, what would it be and how would you rewrite it?
Romeo and Juliet. I saw the movie from 1968 and loved the actors playing the
star-crossed lovers…And I may have had a tiny crush on Leonard Whiting. His
naked backside was the first one I ever saw. LOL. I hate that such innocence
and true love had to die. But I guess a tragedy needs a tragic ending. I
still would’ve preferred them to live. Maybe they could’ve traveled through
time together after their deaths helping other lovers overcome problems.
What is your favorite part of meeting your readers (and new
Seeing the smiles on their faces and hearing their voices for the first
time. I’m always ready to meet new readers. I love talking about my books
and hearing what they like to read.
You can meet Teri Riggs and more fabulous authors at Readers
& ‘ritas this November! Readers & ‘ritas is
a weekend getaway for book-loving ladies like you. Our guests of honor this
year are Sherrilyn Kenyon, Marie Bostwick, and Cathy Maxwell! Join us at the Hilton Garden
Inn in Allen,
Texas, November 10-12 for:
Visit our events website to find all the details and purchase
- A private signing with all of our authors
- Raffle baskets benefiting Genesis Women’s Shelter
- Panels and discussions in the author lounge
- Signature bags stuffed with free books and swag
- The Annual Fresh Fiction Awards and after party with a gaming
- Delicious meals with an author host at every table!
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