Monday, January 27, 2014

Interview with Teresa D'Amario

Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who? 
I always wished I was someone stronger, physically, with some sort of magical powers that I could stand out from everyone else.   Gee, I wonder if that’s why I write such things?  But I never wished I was another specific person. 

What did you do on your last birthday?
My husband and I had a dinner and movie date.  I don’t recall which movie it was, but I know we went to Olive Garden for dinner.  What else we did after, well, those things are kept secret.  I’ll instead tell you my heroine’s secrets. :D

Do you have any tattoos?  Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?
Only tattoos you’ll ever see on me are the washable kind!  I’m terrified of needles.  But I do have a tendency to use the nice little removable ones from time to time.  I like Egyptian symbols.  The Ankh, The Eye of Wadjet (Another name of the Eye of Ra/Horus). 

What are you working on right now?
I’m working on the 2nd in the Petiri series, in as of yet unnamed novel, set in North Carolina.  You’ll see more on that in the other questions.

What do you think you’re really good at? 
I’m really good at writing/editing, and working with animals. Oh and computers.

Born in Atlanta, the daughter of an Army Soldier during the early stages of the Viet Nam war, I spent my childhood traveling from state to state, finally ending up overseas in Germany where I graduated high school six months early.

My writing career however began as a young Airman in the Air Force, writing monthly articles for the weekly base paper. The articles ranged from climatological data to full center fold articles on the destructive forces of hurricanes.  As I increased in rank, my writing changed to more technological instruction, including such works as WSR-88D Doppler Radar Data Interpretation Guide for North Carolina Stations, and Station Operating Procedures.  

But my early writing wasn’t limited only to the technological side.  I’ve written multiple dog training and behavior articles for canine websites such as Sonora Canine Freestyle, and also the Ask Blackjack column, a fun training column in the voice of my labrador retriever, then a young pup.

My first book, SheWolf, won 2nd place for Best First book in RWA’s PFF&P Prism awards.

 I’m married to a wonderful man named Doug, who is also retired Air Force.  We live in North Carolina with our two dogs. 

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