I met Therese for the first time at a romance writer’s retreat earlier this year and was instantly taken with a sassy, confident nature. She kindly allowed me to interview her. Meet Therese!
“Well, one of the most romantic things my husband’s ever done for me was to take a short story I wrote and have it bound into a book to show me he supported my writing dreams. This was before we were even dating…” – Therese Beharrie
What is the name of your latest novel?
A Marriage Worth Saving (June 2017)
Why do you choose to write?
Writing has always been a comfort to me, especially during a tough childhood at school. I write now hoping my writing will give someone else comfort.
What is your favourite part of writing a novel?
Since I got my publishing contract, I’ve realised how much joy writing diverse characters from my country brings me. I also love creating the emotion and angst of falling in love!
What are you currently reading?
His Baby Agenda by Katherine Garbera
What was the first book / author you fell in love with?
I can’t remember the first book (though very likely something written by Roald Dahl when I was about seven), but the first author I remember loving is Stephenie Meyer after Twilight came out.
Where do you write?
Anywhere at home, really: my desk, the kitchen counter, the dining-room table, our couches, in bed…
If you were whisked away to a remote island for some RnR – what book would you take (just one!), what drink would you order?
Anything Nora Roberts has written in the past two years and probably a passion fruit and lemonade
After you write a book, who gets to read it first?
My editor. No-one reads my work before it’s published besides her.
Best place you’ve traveled to?
The Maldives for my honeymoon
Where do you get character inspiration from in your latest book?
I usually get them from Pinterest for their appearances, and then for their personalities, I’ll focus on one key characteristic or event in their past and build the character around that.
What can your readers look forward to?
My new book! The Millionaire’s Redemption (August 2017).
Connect with Therese
Facebook: Therese Beharrie, Author (https://www.facebook.com/theresebeharrie/)
Twitter: @ThereseBeharrie (https://twitter.com/ThereseBeharrie)