Author Spotlight: Terry Ward Tucker
Terry Ward Tucker, PhD, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her newest book, Arlena Returns, is the sequel to her best-selling novel, Charleston’s Elegant Sinners. Tucker’s earlier novel, Moonlight & Mill Whistles, received ForeWord Magazine’s Silver Book of the Year Award.
Tucker also writes faith-based novels, screenplays, devotional books, and Bible discovery guides. She served as screenplay co-writer for the faith-based film, Only God Can, produced by Inspire You Entertainment. She also served as sole screenplay writer for Hate Won’t Win, a new movie in development based on the shooting massacre at Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.
PP: Tell us about your upcoming project.
My upcoming project is the second in a series of three devotional books. The first, Radiance of Jesus, is already published; the second title, Fragrance of Jesus is in production; the last title, Magnificence of Jesus is still being written. I am also currently building a community around my faith-based novel, Moon River, in preparation for producing the story as a feature film.
PP: How did you know you wanted to be an author?
God told me exactly what he wanted me to do with my skills.
PP: What is your writing process?
I give serious thought to what readers and viewers are hungry for in the way of wholesome content. I pray about it and listen for prompts and cues from God. My choices of subject matter are always about what the readers need and want. And my process is to write every day.
PP: What do you do to get over writer’s block?
I view writing as both an artistic craft and an academic discipline. That approach leaves no time for indulging in silly time-wasters such as writer’s block.
PP: If you could share one piece of advice with new authors, what would it be?
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