Theresa Ragan

The author of Medieval Time Travels, Romantic Comedy, Romantic Suspense, and her first Romantic Thriller, Abducted, recently released under the pen name T.R. Ragan.

Theresa has been writing for nineteen years and has garnered six Golden Heart nominations in Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart competition for her work. She lives with her husband, Joe, and the youngest of her four children in Sacramento, California.

Her latest title is Taming Mad Max (ASIN: B004XWJ6OC). Read the Excerpt.

How often to you get lost in a story?
THERESA: Often. Once I have committed to reading a book, I take my time and enjoy every word. When I read a book written by a favorite author, I savor every word.

ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading?
THERESA: My first romance novel was Jude Deveraux’s A Knight in Shining Armor.

ANGI: What’s your favorite “love” word?
THERESA: I’ll stick with “love” :-)

ANGI: Can you tell us about a real-life hero you’ve met?
THERESA: My husband. He’s been encouraging me to keep writing even though he’s never read a word of my stuff. His mother read my very first book, Return of the Rose, and told him it was wonderful, and he believed her. :-)

ANGI: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
THERESA: The Brave Tin Soldier and The Ugly Duckling are two of my favorite. The Tin Soldier is kind of sad but I’ve never forgotten the angst I felt watching the soldier go through his journey.

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
THERESA: Tweety Bird.

ANGI: What turns you off like nothing else?
THERESA: Mean people

ANGI: Where do you read and how often?
THERESA: I take my kindle everywhere I go and read in the car. I usually read after dinner and before bed.

ANGI: What sound or noise do you love?
THERESA: I love listening to the birds in the morning. Nothing better.

ANGI: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
THERESA: Action Adventure

ANGI: What was the first story you remember writing?
THERESA: A story about 4 kids trying to find something and going off on a journey. It was so long ago, I don’t remember what they were looking for.

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
THERESA: It’s A Wonderful Life and Love Actually

ANGI: Who’s your favorite villain?
THERESA: Hannibal Lecter

ANGI: Be honest, when reading...do you put yourself in the heroine’s role?
THERESA: Honestly, I do.

ANGI: Is writing or story-telling easier for you?
THERESA: story-telling is much easier for me.

ANGI: What’s something you’d like to tell your fans?
THERESA: After writing for two decades, if I have a true fan out there, someone who feels connected to my characters and stories and is eagerly awaiting my next release, then I would have to say, “I LOVE you!”

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: I’m going to put you on the spot, Theresa… who is your all-time favorite hero that you’ve created (published or to-be-published)? And of course, WHY?
THERESA’S GOTTA ANSWER: That’s an easy one. I adore Derek Vanguard, Lord of Braddock Hall, from Return of the Rose. I spent five years with Derek while writing that book. Derek is a tortured soul who does not know how to love. It seriously takes him 400 pages to understand that maybe, just maybe, “love” is real. Derek Vanguard is ultra arrogant, one-hundred percent alpha male, but he doesn’t have a mean bone in his body.

Theresa will give a free download of any of my five ebooks [via smashwords OR gifted through Amazon] to FIVE commenters and ONE print copy of Return of the Rose [the only book I have in print at this time]. A total of SIX commenting winners.

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I am writing my second romantic thriller, my third medieval time travel, and my second romantic comedy. Which book, if any, would you be most interested in reading next?

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  1. Welcome to GLIAS, Theresa. I like all the genres you write, but right now...my choices would be 1) Time Travel 2)comedy & 3) thriller.

    Have a great day today!

  2. Great post!! I related to your hero hubby. Mine only read my stuff before i got married (and said it was fabulous), now he's got me and the ring to prove it, he just encourages from the side lines :)

  3. Hi Rachael and Angi. I'm having a hard time posting. This is my fifth try. I tried to comment using google and wordpress and now I am trying "anonymous" so hopefully this will work.

    Thank you for having me today!

    Okay, I hit preview and I think it's going to work. If anyone else is having problems, just use "anonymous" when you comment.

    Rachael, I do love encouraging and supportive husbands!

    Theresa Ragan

  4. Hi Theresa! Great interview! I like romantic comedies but I love romantic suspences. They keep you on your toes and make you want to keep turning the page. But everyone needs a good laugh now and then!

  5. I like all kinds of stories, but right now I would say romantic comedy. It's been a long week and I could use a light hearted story.

    Tammy Y

  6. Although I like them all I would choose the romantic comedy first because that is what I have been hooked on lately. Your books sound fabulous.

  7. Hi Angi, I was able to get one comment to go through but I tried all day long and couldn’t get another comment through. I tried everything and then finally gave up. I couldn’t respond to the last three people who commented.

    This is what I tried to say:

    Sherie, Tammy and Virginia, thanks for the great comments! It sounds like romantic comedies are what readers want! Good think I have two more almost ready to go.


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