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January 09, 2013


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Hi Terry!
So glad to have you here! And I have to say, I love the tentative titles you list (Triple or Nothing ... Mistaken Heart ...). Do your ideas/titles spring up simultaneously? Or does the title come first? I'm curious!
And oh yes, I remember the days "back when" when I, too, had "big ideas." Of course, those ideas changes regularly with each birthday. ;-)

Terry Shames

Ann, I'm so happy to join The LadyKillers. As for your question, titles are either really, really hard or they come immediately. I love those two titles, but one story seems quite robust while the other will probably quietly disappear.

camille minichino

Hi, Terry. I think all your ideas are big! Plus, all the work you do for the rest of us through Sisters in Crime is much appreciated.

It's great to see you here. I'm looking forward to your first release!


Terry -- Maybe you can recycle the title "Mistaken Heart" for another tale. Hmm. All kinds of possibilities there... :-)

Penny Warner

Welcome Terry! I look forward to reading your book!


Welcome aboard, Terry! It's always nice when stories let you know they want to be told. That means they definitely have "legs."
Congratulations on finding a publisher -- I look forward to reading the first in what I'm sure will be many Samuel Craddock mysteries!

Susan Shea

Welcome Terry - it's great to share LK space with you. Your photos are pretty cool - they say you tried new things and stuck your neck out, which is probably what counts in the long run. And, since you gave me the title of my first published mystery, I know that's a talent of yours!


You are a store of great ideas. Let them keep coming because the one that makes a book or short story will nag until you give in and do it! Welcome Terry!

Mysti Berry

Looking forward to learning more about your books and ideas, Terry! Welcome!

Pat Morin

Great post, Terry. Windsurf the shark infested Hawaiian waters or write a great mystery ... hmm ...shark infested waters or writing a page turner ...
I commend your decision to discard the idea of the windsurfing, and look forward to reading your book. Now , five, six, or seven kids or windsurfing shark infested waters ... hmm

Michael A. Black

Welcome, Terry. Sounds like you've all kinds of great ideas. Why not work in the domestic abuse theme into Triple or Nothing? And as for Alaska, forget the Mama Grizzly. I'd be more worried about Sara Palin.

Terry Shames

Pat, in case you didn't recognize me, that's me windsurfing--in Hawaii back in the day.

Michael, Sarah wouldn't stand a chance!

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